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Gas Tungsten Arc Welder (GTAW) Certificate

The Gas Tungsten Arc 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 arc 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 arc 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: $1,313
  • Median Wage: $35,960 per year1
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Program Plan

Subject Number Title Contact Hours
WLDGC 1103401 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 80

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


  1. Wage Data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013, www.bls.gov/oes.