Gas Metal Welder (GMAW) Certificate

The Gas Metal Welder (GMAW) Certificate is a non-credit Fast Track program offered at LSC-Conroe Center and LSC-Victory Center. For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at

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Program Description

Metal inert gas welding/gas metal arc welding is used in both the automotive repair industry, as well as in the construction of steel sided buildings for thin steel welding. In addition, this certificate program covers metal art creation, the most common type of welding done in a home shop setting.

Note: This program may be free for eligible students.

  • Contact Hours: 80
  • Cost of Program: $993
  • Median Wage: $34,900 per year1
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Program Plan

Subject Number Title Contact Hours
WLDGC 2103004 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 80

TOTAL Contact Hours for
Gas Metal Welder (GMAW) Certificate:


  1. Median Wage information obtained from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor for 2009 (most recent data available).