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WELD 0106 - Gas Metal Arc Basic (MIG)

Welding Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Industrial and home hobby powersources will be used in this course. Set-up of equipment and correct selection of shielding gases included. CSA approved leather steel toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls required.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of operation of the GMAW and FCAW processes
  • Identify the components of a basic GMAW or FCAW set-up.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the GMAW and FCAW processes.
  • Identify power sources for GMAW and FCAW.
  • Identify GMAW and FCAW wire feed systems.
  • Describe the modes of metal transfer.
  • Identify the shielding gases used in GMAW and FCAW and describe shielding gas equipment and set-up.
  • Describe welding gun assemblies for GMAW and FCAW.
  • Identify electrode wires for GMAW and FCAW.
  • Describe the functions of pre-selected adjustable variables in GMAW and FCAW.
  • Identify weld defects in GMAW and FCAW.
  • Describe joint preparation for GMAW and FCAW
  • Describe corrective action and trouble-shooting procedures for GMAW and FCAW.
  • Weld stringer beads and fillet welds in various positions as determined by Instructor.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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