Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder - OSM1

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

The Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit is a continuation of the basic certificate. The Advanced program provides instruction in shielded metal arc welding in the overhead, horizontal, and vertical positions.

**This program qualifies for the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG).**

Please visit Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant for more information.

 

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;      

*Be at least 16 years of age;    
 
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;  
   
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;   
  
*Applicant must have completed Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder technical certificate before beginning this program;    

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Program Required Pre/Co-Requisite (4 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: 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.
Occupational Courses (12 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1040

Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the horizontal position. Qualification tests, horizontal position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: horizontal SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes, selection and applications for horizontal SMAW, horizontal SMAW joints, and horizontal SMAW to specification.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1040, WELD 1050

Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical position. Qualification tests, vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: vertical SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for vertical SMAW, vertical SMAW joints, and vertical SMAW to specification.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1060

Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the overhead position. Qualification tests, overhead position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: overhead SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for overhead SMAW, overhead SMAW joints, and overhead SMAW to specification.

 

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Related Program Options:

Welding & Joining Diploma
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder

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Advisors

Cabot Carlton
Welding and Joining Program Coordinator
Office: Welding Building, Room 902
Phone: (229) 468-2075
Email:
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus