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Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate - Program Details

In the shielded metal arc welder (SMAW) certificate program, you will learn basic welding techniques and safety. As you move forward, you'll dive deeper into understanding metals and advanced welding methods, specifically SMAW. Hands-on labs let you practice these skills. You’ll learn how to identify tools and spot expert welds and defects. By the end, you'll be equipped with knowledge of various welding tools, techniques, and safety practices. You will be ready for real-world applications and certification testing.

The Start of a Promising Career

This certificate positions you for a promising welding career, as well as advanced learning if you want to pursue your associate degree.

Program Outcomes

After completing this program you'll be able to:

  • Follow safety steps and check welding gear.
  • Know the tools for welding and understand how they work.
  • Use blueprints to make and check what you build.
  • Get welding and cutting equipment ready, and use it right.
  • Learn how to weld steel and aluminum the right way, looking at how pieces fit and where to weld.
  • Look at your welds for any mistakes and figure out how to fix them.
  • Make welds that pass AWS specs.

Courses and Curriculum

In this program, you’ll learn everything you need to know to be a competent SMAW welder. This certificate can be completed in 16 credit hours and includes classwork and practical experience. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade of “C” in all IMTL courses. All core courses must be completed within five years in order for the certificate to be awarded.

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Your Future as a Certified Welder

This program will equip you with the skills for a thriving career in modern manufacturing. Soldering, welding, sheet metal work—whatever you want to pursue.

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