Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder (FS31) Technical Certificate of Credit
The Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder (SMAW) Technical Certificate program prepares an individual for employment within the welding and fabrication industry as well as similar working environments where SMAW applications are required. The standard curriculum for the Basic Shielded Metal ARC Welder Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students are encouraged to begin the program in the Fall semester to maximize their progress toward completion. However, students may begin the program any semester. The program generally takes one (1) semester to complete if students begin during Fall semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 semester hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
Costs are estimates and are subject to change.
- Tuition/Fees: $703
- Books/Supplies: $135
Welding & Joining Technology is a registered S.E.N.S.E. (Schools Excelling through National Skills Education) training school approved by the American Welding Society (AWS) Education Services, 8669 N.W. 36th Street, Suite 130, Miami, FL 33166, SENSE@aws.org.
|Occupational Courses (12 hours)||12|
|WELD 1000Introduction to Welding Technology
(Prerequisite: Program admission) Provides an introduction to welding technology with an emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and operating procedures. Topics include: industrial safety and health practices, hand tool and power machine use, measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards.
|WELD 1010Oxyfuel Cutting & Plasma Arc Cutting
(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel cutting. Topics include: metal heating and cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting. Practice in the laboratory is provided. A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of acetylene and mild steel.
|WELD 1040Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding
(Prerequisite: Program admission) Introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the flat position. Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: SMAW safety and health practices, fundamental SMAW theory, basic electrical principles, SMAW machines and set up, electrode identification and selection, materials selection and preparation, and production of beads and joints in the flat position. A $30 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding rods and steel.
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