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Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder - OSM1 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: 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.

Locations Offered:
Ben Hill Irwin


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. 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.

Experienced Worker Certification Form

Occupational Courses 12
WELD 1050 Horizontal Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1060 Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1070 Overhead Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4
Faculty & Staff

Area Director--Technical & Industrial


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