G.T.A.W. (Tig) Level 1

Course Objective:

This program is designed to introduce skilled trades persons, technicians, apprentices and others in the industry, to the proper techniques and theory based knowledge using the G.T.A.W. (GTAW) process. At the conclusion of this course trainees will demonstrate new and or improved skills using the G.T.A.W. (Tig) process in various positions and Oxy-Fuel and or Plasma cutting mild steel in a safe and efficient manner.

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety for arc welding & cutting.
  • Proper Operating Procedures for Oxy-Fuel, Plasma, and or Carbon Arc Gouging and cutting equipment.
  • GTAW (Tig) Theory Fundamentals
  • Welding Machine Fundamental
  • Filler Wire/Electrode Selection
  • Weld Faults (Causes and Cures)
  • GTAW (Tig) Welding Techniques in all positions.

Evaluation Methods:

A theory and practical welding test is given, in which 70% is required to pass. Weldtech certificate awarded to successful trainees.

Course Duration:

Five days (8:00 AM – 3:30 PM) 37.5hrs.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.






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I learned about Weltech during a trades career fair and did some research into the welding profession in the Spring of 2013. Weltech offered a comprehensive 7 week course with a strong focus on the major welding techniques, personal instruction, small class sizes, and hands on training.

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