The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Technical Diploma provides a solid foundation in process-specific production welding technology. The program is designed to develop the necessary entry-level competencies for work in the production welding and metal fabrication industries. Course work includes all position “stick” welds on steel plate, mechanical and thermal cutting, fabricating parts from prints and assessing weld quality. Potential occupations include: Welder, Construction Trades Apprentice, Maintenance and Repair Welder. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Welding Technical Diploma and the Welding Fabrication & Robotics Associate Degree program.
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Approximate Cost$2,714 (Tuition: $2239, Books: $475)
Average Starting Salary$29,785 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.
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- Demonstrate industry recognized safety practices
- Interpret welding drawings
- Perform thermal cutting
- Layout and fabricate weldments per print specification
- Produce shielded metal arc welds
- Construction Trades Apprentice
- Maintenance and Repair Welder
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