Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

The Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate program provides students the basic knowledge and skills to obtain employment as an Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder. The certificate emphasizes horizontal, vertical, and overhead welding techniques.

Completion of the Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate is required before beginning this certificate.

The standard curriculum for the Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate program is designed for the semester system. The program generally takes two (2) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Requirements

  • 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.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $1,026
  • Books/Supplies: $4425
Curriculum Outline (12 hours)
Occupational Courses (12 hours) 12
WELD 1050

(Prerequisite: WELD 1040) Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the horizontal position. Qualification tests, horizontal position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: horizontal SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes, selection and applications for horizontal SMAW, horizontal SMAW joints, and horizontal SMAW to specification.  A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding rods and steel.

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WELD 1060

(Prerequisite: WELD 1040) Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical position. Qualification tests, vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: vertical SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for vertical SMAW, vertical SMAW joints, and vertical SMAW to specification.  A $20 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of welding rods and steel.

4
WELD 1070

(Prerequisite: WELD 1040) Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the overhead position. Qualification tests, overhead position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: overhead SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for overhead SMAW, overhead SMAW joints, and overhead SMAW to specification.

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