Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate – FS31

(Embedded in Welding Diploma)

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.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills60COMPASS – Writing32
Reading Comp.55Reading 70

Credits required for graduation: 12

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate Curriculum Essential Courses

Courses 12 credits

WELD 1000Introduction to Welding Technology


WELD 1010Oxyfuel Cutting


WELD 1040Flat Shielded Metal Arc Welding