Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

This certificate is designed to prepare students with the training in SMAW or STICK welding process, electrode identification, welding symbols, and joint design.

Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.

Students must complete ALL the REQUIRED COURSES plus pass the SMAW Welding Certification either through the City of San Bernardino or Los Angeles.

Students completing all course work but not finishing the SMAW Certification may proceed to the next certificate. In order to be awarded the certificate, both course work and certification must be completed.

Students must complete ALL the REQUIRED COURSES plus pass the SMAW Welding Certification either through the City of San Bernardino or Los Angeles. The practical welding certification test for both cities is administered by SBVC Welding Department.  
 
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
WELD 012 Oxy-Acetylene Welding 2
WELD 045 Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 3
WELD 046 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
WELD 066 Preparation for Los Angeles City Welding Certification 3
 
Total Units 12
Students completing all course work but not finishing the SMAW Certification may proceed to the next certificate. In order to be awarded the certificate, both course work and certification must be completed.  
 
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Entry level employment as a certified/licensed welder
  2. Proper identification of electrodes as per AWS standards
  3. Trouble shooting welding defects and corrective actions