Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder (FS31)  Technical Certificate of Credit


(Embedded in Welding Diploma)

Program Description:

The Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for careers in the welding and joining industry. This certificate emphasizes arc welding in the flat position and is pre-requisite to the advanced certificate.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION– Reading 218 ACCUPLACER- Reading Comprehension 36
Writing 222 Sentence Skills 30
Arithmetic 223 Arithmetic 23

Credits required for graduation: 12

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Courses 12 credits
WELD 1000

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.

4
WELD 1010
Corequisite: WELD 1000

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.

4
WELD 1040
Corequisite: WELD 1000

This course introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in flat positions. Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial welds.

4
Faculty
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Program Chair

Instructor Welding & Joining Technology
Freedom Hall, Rm 124

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