Shielded Metal Arch Welding (SMAW) Technology
TC = Technical Certificate | 1 semester

Shielded Metal Arch Welding (SMAW) Technology TC = Technical Certificate | 1 semester
This certificate of proficiency program provides concentrated training to develop welding skills as expeditiously as possible. Only welding courses are included in the certificate. Students learn by completing projects in Northark‚Äôs welding shop and training on welding simulators.

Arkansas Future Grant

This program is Arkansas Future Grant eligible, which means the grant may cover tuition and fees.

Transfer or Stackable Options

Courses in this certificate can be applied towards the Technical Certificate in Welding or as one of the technical disciplines required for the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.
Steve Stanley | Welding Instructor

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and utilize basic safety practices in the welding industry
  • Identify and properly use fabrication materials, power equipment, and power tools
  • Demonstrate ability to read and interpret welding fabrication blueprints
  • Demonstrate basic welding techniques in general welding procedures
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly set up welding machines and cutting equipment
  • Successfully complete NCCER Core Curriculum and Welding Level I and demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the welding shop
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