WLDG 2447
Advanced Gas Metal Mig (MIG) (4-2-6)

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Advanced topics in Gas Metal Mig Welding (GMAW). Includes welding in various positions.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  Freshman level courses or permission of instructor.
    3. Required Grade for Enrolling in the Next Course in this Sequence: Satisfactory Completion
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate proficiency in various welding positions
    2. Describe safety rules and equipment use
    3. Describe the effects of welding parameters in GMAW
    4. Weld various joint designs
    5. Diagnose welding problems
    6. Perform visual inspection
  3. Testing Requirements
    1. The final exam will take place in the welding classroom.
    2. Students are NOT allowed to use their book or but can use notes of any kind while taking their tests and exams.
    3. Students are allowed to use a calculator. 
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Attendance - 10%
    2. Participation – 20%
    3. Welding Fabrication Projects – 70%
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Required Book:
    2. Book ISBN:
    3. Required Access Code: None
    4. Calculators: Students must have a calculator that provides them with the trig function keys.  A TI-30XA or its equivalent is strongly recommended.
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates.  Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Class Attendance
    7. Students with disabilities
  7. Course Content




All students will go through a variety of steps to learn advanced techniques to cut different types of metals, chose electrode and to weld in various positions.


Advanced Mig Welding Project - Continue


Advanced Flat Position Mig Welding


Advanced Vertical Position Mig Welding


Advanced Horizontal Mig Welding


Advanced Overhead Mig Welding


Welding Joint Testing




Last Modified: February 15, 2017