Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)


The Welding Technology: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) program will prepare students to work in a wide variety of industries, from fabricating custom car frames, engines and exhausts to fabrication of trailers, safes, custom furniture,pressure vessels and signage for highways, as well as industrial repair and maintenance work. Our students will learn to weld to written specifications and to the AWS D1.1 Structural Code.

In this process, students will learn Short Circuit Transfer, Pulse Spray Transfer and Axial Spray Transfer Modes which gives them the needed skills and versatility to weld in the many areas of the industry listed above.

Students will also learn how to read blueprints and how to use thermal cutting processes to prepare their weld materials.  Students learn industrial requirements and occupational skills needed in the welding field. The welding program emphasizes hands-on individualized instruction. 

Program Contact

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Hunter Reynolds

Lead Instructor

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Program Hours: 145 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi

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Taylor Smith

Instructor

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Program Hours: 145 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi

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Anthony Hicks

Instructor

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Program Hours: 145 hours
  • Campus Location: Orem
 

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Taylor McDaniel

Instructor

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Program Hours: 145 hours
  • Campus Location: Orem

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Fernando River Saenz

Instructor

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Program Hours: 145 hours
  • Campus Location: Orem

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Welding Technology: Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 Certificate
  • QC10 American Welding Society Entry Level I Welder Certificate in GMAW

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults only.

 Registration Availability: Registration is open on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Students usually start the first Monday of the following month. To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282

  Program Length: 145 Hours.

  Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: Lehi Trade & Tech and Orem Campuses.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance. 

Please contact Hunter Reynolds at hreynolds@mtec.edu with any questions about the Welding program.

Prerequisites

  MTECH Counselor: Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. 

  Entrance Assessment: Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to the first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

 Pre-requisite Courses: MTECH Blueprints, Symbols, Testing & Inspection & Thermal Cutting Level I Courses.

Schedules

SECTION LOCATION ROOM START DATE END DATE START TIME END TIME DAYS
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M-Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M,W,F
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M,W,F
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM T,Th
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM T,Th


*During the summer no classes are held on Fridays.

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
AWS Online Fee $75.00 This fee is paid annually and will need to be re-paid if enrolled for over 12 months
Program Fees $250.00  
Tuition $304.50  
subTotal: $719.50 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Student Binder $20.00  
Blueprint Reading for Welders $120.00  ISBN-13: 978-1133605782 ISBN-10: 1133605788 Edition: 9th
Welding Equipment $240.00  
Welding Helmet $70.00  
Protective Clothing $100.00  
Exam Materials for Certifications $20.00  
Steel Toed Boots $30.00 Not sold at Bookstore
total: $600.00  

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