Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

This course is designed to cover the basic principles of shielded metal arc welding along with oxy-acetylene torch methods and practices. This is an in-depth hands-on course that covers materials that are required to become a proficient and certified structural steel welder.


Shielded Metal Arc Welding Course (SMAW) with Oxy-Acetylene Torch Basics

  • Standard welding equipment (welding hood, 1 pair of welding gloves and chipping hammer) included.
  • OSHA authorized safety training.
  • Course focus to prepare students for positions in shop fabrication 3G structural plate test.
  • Practice and principles of use for welding in all positions with 70 series and shielded wires.
  • Guided exercises for welding all positions, overhead, vertical and horizontal.
  • Safe use and guidance with Oxy-Acetylene torch, including cut practice, bevel preparation, and scarfing skills.
  • Upon completion of the course and 3G structural test, the student will receive an ACA certificate of completion.

Student Resources provided each course.

  • Affordable payment plan and flexibility (pay as you go.)
  • Steel material and tooling provided
  • Job placement assistance.
  • Possibility for a paid internship (due to availability.)
  • Flexibility with regards to the class schedule. (student must attend at least 20 hours per week.)

Classes beginning June 1st with new seats available every 5 to 7 months. Seating is limited to 10 persons on a first come, first served basis (reservations required.)

Additional information

Dates July 1, 2019 to August 26, 2019, January 23, 2019 to October 23, 2019, January 18, 2019 to December 18, 2019, January 14, 2020 to March 3, 2020

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