Stick Welding

Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick) (65 Hours) 

Description:  “Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding” will cover the basic theory and hands on practice, as well as common operation procedures needed to perform the SMAW process. Definitions and terminology commonly used in welding. Basic understanding of symbols used in welding. Opportunity for students to qualify under D1.1 Structural Code in the 1G position.

Class Objectives:  By the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Define SMAW
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the SMAW process
  • Describe the electrical components of the SMAW welding equipment
  • Describe the composition of an electrode
  • Distinguish between the different types of electrodes
  • Proper electrode selection
  • Identify an electrode by using the AWS numbering system for electrode classification
  • Basic weld symbols/reading the welding symbol
  • Describe how to safely handle and store electrodes
  • Describe the proper current selection for different SMAW applications
  • Describe the type of power source required to perform SMAW
  • Describe proper amperage/voltage requirements for SMAW
  • Explain proper joint preparation and the 5 joint types
  • Explain the 4 different welding positions associated with SMAW
  • Basic visual weld inspection/types of defects associated with SMAW

Tuition: $1650

Tuition/Scholarship funding is available for this class!

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For Registration or additional information contact 864-592-4900.