Less Than One Year - Program

Program that can be completed in less than one year.

This is the fast track of earning a certificate of specialization: Shielded Metal Arc Welding. 

These welding classes (not the required electives) are offered in 5 week segments.  The completion of these courses can lead to earning the AWS SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skills Standard Education ) entry-level welder program.

Certificate of Specialization: WeldingTechnology - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
The Welding Technology Certificate of Specialization in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is designed for those interested in welding structural steel. Course work includes a comprehensive study with an emphasis on application of fundamental welding techniques and industry practices. Program completers are prepared for entry level employment into industries such as steel construction and maintenance & repair, and general fabrication.

Certificate Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using the shielded metal arc welding process.

Program Requirements
Units Required: 16.5

Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding | 2.5 units
Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding | 2.5 units
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding | 2.5 units

Required Electives:
Non-Destructive Testing | 3.0 units
Welding Metallurgy | 3.0 units
Blueprint Reading for Welders and Fabricators
| 3.0 units

Shielded Metal Arc Welding  (SMAW)