Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder, TCC (FS31) (480508)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Thomasville, Tifton, Moultrie (Industrial Drive) , Bainbridge High School , Early County High School , Thomasville High School , Worth County High School , Bainbridge

The Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for careers in the welding and joining industry. This certificate emphasizes arc welding in the flat position and is pre-requisite to the advanced certificate.

Length of Program: One (1) Semester

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 12 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a diploma program.

Books: $1,071.90
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $1,000.00
Total: $2,372.90
Curriculum Outline (12 hours)
1: Occupational Courses 12
WELD 1000

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Provides an introduction to welding technology with an emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and operating procedures. Topics include: industrial safety and health practices, hand tool and power machine use, measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards.

WELD 1010

Pre/Co-requisite(s): WELD 1000 Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel plasma cutting. Topics include: metal heating and cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting. Practice in the laboratory is provided.

WELD 1040

Pre/Co-requisite(s): 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.

Program Chair

Welding and Joining Technology Program Chair
School of Industrial Technology

15689 US 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792
Up one level
Programs of Study