Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic

SMA101
Tuition $1,750.00
Book Fee $35.00

4 WEEKS
140 CLOCK HOURS
14.0 CEU

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Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to perform production welding, general maintenance welding and light structural welding.

Course objective: To be able to produce quality multi-pass fillet and single v-groove welds in all positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes. This course also develops skills to perform in accordance with Welder, Arc (DOT 810.384- 014), Production Line Welder (DOT 819.684-010), Tack Welder (DOT 810.684-010) and the arc welding portion of Combination Welder (DOT 819.384-010).

Course content: This course provides the student with a thorough technical understanding of shielded metal arc welding, welding safety, arc welding power sources, and electrode classifications and selection. It also provides training to develop the skills necessary to make quality single and multi-pass fillet and groove welds in all positions on 1/4” mild steel plate, and multi-pass groove welds on 3/8” mild steel plate with backing in the horizontal and vertical positions, using direct welding current.

Testing: To pass this course, the student is required to take four written tests. The student also must pass the following four skill tests: visual and break test on a fillet weld in the horizontal position using E6010 electrodes, visual and guided bend tests on single v-groove welds in the horizontal, vertical up and overhead positions using E6010 and E7018 electrodes.