Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder, TCC (FS31)

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Chair: Cliff Taylor

Program Description: 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

Locations offered:
Moultrie (Industrial Drive)
Bainbridge High School
Early County High School
Thomasville High School
Worth County High School

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will setup, make specific cuts, and shut-down a manual torch assembly.

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.

1st Term
Books: $1,071.60
Fees: $349.00
Tuition: $890.00
Total: $2,310.60

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: Occupational Courses


WELD 1000 Introduction to Welding 4
WELD 1010 Oxyfuel and Plasma Cutting 4
WELD 1040 Flat Shielded Metal Arc Weld 4

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