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250 hours

In shielded metal arc welding (often referred to as stick or arc welding), students will learn how to set up and use multi-process welding equipment and accessories. Students will learn the different electrodes/rods available to carry out specific weld types. Students then will use a multi-process welding machine set up for SMAW to perform the 5 basic weld joints in all positions, as well as open root groove welds.

  • Setup, usage, and safety of cutting torch, plate beveling machine, and plasma cutter

  • Grinder usage and safety

  • General Shop Safety

  • AWS Welding symbols, terms, definitions

  • Interpretation of blueprints for practical applications

  • Setup and maintenance of SMAW welding equipment

  • SMAW welding of the typical joints in all positions

  • Upon successful completion the opportunity to become a qualified welder per AWS specifications

Schedule M-F

Full-time 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Part-time 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


SMAW1214 (Stick Welding Course)

SMAW1214.1 - Basics of Stick (3.5 weeks)         

SMAW1214.2 - Advanced Stick (3.5 weeks)     


Time: 250 hours

(7 weeks FT) 

(14 weeks PT)

Cost: $4,494.15 


Students will receive a tool bucket valued at $800 that includes, but is not limited to, the following;

Welding hood, welders cap, FR shirt, Dewalt grinder, multiple grinding disks, drivers gloves, MIG gloves, MIG pliers, striker, quick square, tape measure, stainless brush, chipping hammer, headgear (dark & clear), flapper disk, rapid strip, carbon brush, soapstone, metal bucket, crescent wrench, project calculator, flashlight, tip cleaner, safety glasses, graph paper, & ear plugs

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

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