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Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Industrial Welding - Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW)
Name
WLD-3106B1
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 57 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
231550 Southern Wake Campus 08/22/2020 11/14/2020 F. Jablonski $200.00 0/10
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Participants who want to become welders, where they can find employment in fabrication shops, structural welding (buildings and bridges), pipe welding (chemical and nuclear power plants), aircraft, robotics, and weld-employment. In addition participants can find employment as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment. Welders can also own their own businesses.
Description
Welders are the backbone of industry – and are in short supply. Salaries for skilled welders are high, and job opportunities are plentiful. This course will introduce you to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), commonly known as “stick welding.” The focus is on padding and fillet welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes and also includes oxy-acetylene torch cutting and safety. Upon completion, you’ll be able to apply fillet welds to join carbon plate steel in various positions with designated electrodes, and demonstrate proficiency with an oxy-acetylene cutting torch.
Course Objectives
  1. ... be able to safely set-up and cut with an oxy-acetylene torch
  2. ... have learned the set-up and use of a SMAW rig
  3. ... be able to build an effective padding in the flat and horizontal positions
  4. ... be able to build an effective fillet weld in the horizontal position
  5. ... have gained a greater understanding of the welding industry
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introduction
    Welding gear & PPE
    Shop Safety
    Oxy-acetylene & weld safety
  2. Safety continued
    What is welding, what roles do welders fulfill in the workforce?
    Oxy-acetylene set-up
    Grinding
  3. Oxy-acetylene cutting
    SMAW set-up, SMAW bead & padding
  4. Polarity (Handout)
    SMAW padding (flat)
    Fit-up & tacking
    SMAW Tee joint (2F) E6013
    Oxy-acetylene welding
  5. Electrode classification (Handout)
    SMAW padding (flat)
    SMAW Tee joint (2F) E7024
    Oxy-acetylene welding
  6. Other welding processes (GMAW & GTAW)
    SMAW Tee joint (2F) E7024
  7. SMAW Tee joint (2F) E7024
    SMAW Tee joint (2F) E7018
    Oxy-acetylene brazing (time permitting)
  8. SMAW Tee joint (3F) E7018
    SMAW Tee joint (2F) E7024
  9. Finalize all work
    SMAW Tee joint (2F) E7024
    SMAW Tee joint (2F) E7018
    Clean shop
Contact Hours
40
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
N/A
Text and Supplies Needed
Safety Glasses (Clear)
Cutting Glasses (shade #5 lenses)
Welding Gloves, Long Leather Cuff
Welding Hood (Minimum Shade # 10 Lenses)
Chipping Hammer
Wire Brush (carbon for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) & stainless steel for Gas Tungsten Arc
Welding (GTAW)
Welding Leather Jacket
2 Pair 11R Clamps
4 1/2" Grinder (electrical or pneumatic)

For safety purposes steel-toe boots are required; no tennis shoes or opened-toed shoes (leather
boots preferred); no cuffed pants or shirts; no open pocket shirts; no polyester; long-sleeved cotton
shirts and denim jeans preferred; no jewelry.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Welding Lab and Classroom
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with an oxy-acetylene torch.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency with the SMAW Tee joint using E7024, E7018 electrodes.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
N/A
Intended Audience
Participants who want to become welders, where they can find employment in fabrication shops, structural welding (buildings and bridges), pipe welding (chemical and nuclear power plants), aircraft, robotics, and weld-employment. In addition participants can find employment as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment. Welders can also own their own businesses.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Welders, Metal Fabricators
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Yes
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Welding related self-employment
  • Quality Control
  • Sales
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
Related Courses
  • Combination Welding - CTP-3001EJ1
  • Welding Qualification/Testing Certification Preparation - CTP-3001B4
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department
919-866-7221