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Welding Technology - Gas Tungsten (TIG)

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About This Program

In addition to operating welding equipment, welders assemble metal parts or products, align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly, lay out parts to prepare for assembly, measure dimensions, and read blueprints. The ASUMH Welding Program introduces students to the skills needed for a variety of positions within the field of welding. All students receive beginning instruction in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or TIG Welding stands for Tungsten Inert Gas and is a technique that’s known for using a non-consumable tungsten electrode along with an inert gas (usually argon). Tungsten is a rare, hard element that offers a high purity, high-quality weld.

TIG welding is the most popular welding technique used today because it offers a high degree of purity, a clean weld and it can be used in many industrial, residential and commercial applications. TIG is most commonly used to weld stainless steel together, although other metals like magnesium, aluminum, copper and nickel can be welded using TIG.

TIG Welding is highly popular in industries that work with nonferrous metals and it is commonly used in the manufacturing of vehicles, tubing, bicycles, as well as the maintenance and repair of tools and dies made of aluminum, magnesium and stainless steel and it is the preferred technique by engineers who demand a high degree of precision on their welds.

Not sure you are ready to commit to a degree?  ASUMH offers a technical certificate program and two certificates of proficiency in welding technology or gas metal arc welding.

Still in high school? Welding is one of the programs offered through the ASUMH Secondary Center. That means you can start taking classes before graduating from high school. Contact your counselor or ASUMH for more information!

SOURCE: https://weldinghelmetpros.com/different-types-of-welding-processes

Contact Info

Mr. Rick Hastings

Skills Learned

Welding equipment operation
Welding shop safety
Design of welding joints
Overhead and vertical welding positions
Dragging technique
Vertical up beads and vertical up with root, fill and cap

Job Opportunities In

Fabrication Welder
Maintenance Welder
Tuition Per Credit Hour
4 Semesters
Program Duration
Credit Hours
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Classes You'll Take

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Gas Tungsten Welding
Welding electives
Transferable Degrees & Stackable Credentials
Transferrable degrees are programs of study that allow students to complete general education courses. Many students who intend to transfer to another college/university complete these degree programs.
Stackable Credentials are Technical Certificates that might be “stacked” to meet requirements for a higher-level certificate or degree program like an associate's degree.

Transferable Degrees

Stackable Credentials

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Faculty will be delivering all coursework online through the remainder of the summer.  The Tech Center has a new, improved WiFi service in the parking lot, thanks to Yelcot Communications. Students are encouraged to use this lot instead of the main campus parking lots when completing assignments. 

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Step Up, Reach Back Intern Application

An important part of the Leadership Intern program is service to others. Reaching back after you have been through the program and helping a new member of the program is encouraged. Consider the list of ideas below and mark at least two things you would be willing to do.

Statement of Commitment
By signing this form, I agree to the following:
  1. I will enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  2. I will maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. I will attend orientation, retreat, by-monthly meetings with my mentor(s), and any other required activities on the attached required activities list.
  4. I will participate in planning and executing a leadership event.
  5. I will provide feedback to the mentors.
I confirm that all information on my application is accurate and I give the Women’s Leadership Center permission to verify any information included in this application. My signature below represents an awareness of my commitment and responsibilities to my mentor(s) and the Leadership Intern program.
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