• Shielded Metal Arc Welder Curriculum

  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

    This is a certificate specific for Shielded Metal Arc Welding, also known as manual metal arc welding, stick welding, or electric arc welding.

    This program is designed for fall term entry. This Career Pathway Certificate is part of a one-year program. Students must apply and be accepted into the Welding Technology certificate program and may earn this credential as they work toward this certificate.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

    • Demonstrate safety procedures and safety inspections for welding processes and related equipment
    • Identify welding equipment and accessories and explain power source principles of operation
    • Read, interpret and apply blueprint specifications for the production and inspection of manufactured work pieces
    • List and perform set-up, adjustments and operations of welding and oxy-fuel cutting equipment in the preparation and completion of welding practice plates
    • Describe and perform welding processes
    • Describe and apply the variables and techniques used to weld carbon steel and aluminum to blueprint specifications with regard to joint types, weld types and positions of welding
    • Visually examine welds for discontinuities, defects, correct weld size and placement, providing solutions for welding procedure errors
    • Produce acceptable test plate weldments according to American Welding Society (AWS) code specifications

    What are the employment opportunities?

    This program will assist the student preparing for welder qualification testing and provide testing opportunities for welder certification to American Welding Society code standards in one or more positions and processes, providing the skill credential for entry into a position in industry as a certified welder or a position upgrade with their present employer.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IMTL120 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/ Stick) Theory 2
    IMTL121 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) Lab 3
    IMTL124 Blueprint Reading for Welding Applications 3
    IMTL171 Welding Certificate Program Lab I 1
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IMTL172 Welding Certificate Program Lab 2 1
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IMTL152 Welding Processes and Procedures 2
    IMTL163 Welding Certification Preparation Lab 3
    IMTL173 Welding Certificate Program Lab 3 1
    Total Credits 16