Gas Tungsten Welder (GTAW) Certificate

The Gas Tungsten Welder (GTAW) 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 LSCCE@LoneStar.edu.

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Program Description

Tungsten gas welding includes the use of gases like helium to weld non-ferrous metal like aluminum and titanium, as well as other exotic metals. Tungsten gas welding is also commonly used where custom components are fabricated by hand, as with valve control assemblies used in the oil and gas industry.

Note: This program may be free for eligible students.

  • Contact Hours: 80
  • Cost of Program: $1,000
  • Median Wage: $34,900 per year1
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Program Plan

Course Number Title Contact Hours
WLDGC 2204404 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Part I 40
WLDGC 2204403 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Part II 40

TOTAL Contact Hours for
Gas Tungsten Welder (GTAW) Certificate:

80

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