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Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
Minimum Accuplacer arithmetic score of 280 or equivalent or successful completion of MAT 092.

Prepares students for employment in positions requiring specialization in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with extensive hands-on training to develop the essential knowledge and skills for industry.

Admission Dates:
Day program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Afternoon program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Evening program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
WLD 110Thermal Cutting & Gouging3
WLD 112Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing4
WLD 117Shielded Metal Arc Welding I7
WLD 123Shielded Metal Arc Welding II7
WLD 235CAPWABO Test Prep7
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits31

Thermal Cutting & Gouging

Item #
WLD 110
Total Credits
3

Develops the knowledge and skills for manual and machine-guided oxyfuel cutting, manual plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc gouging. 

Co-requisites
WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.
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Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing

Item #
WLD 112
Total Credits
4

Develops the knowledge and skill for welding, brazing, and braze welding various joint designs using oxyacetylene equipment. 

Co-requisites
WLD 106 or WLD 143 or WLD 144, or WLD 157 and instructor permission.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Item #
WLD 117
Total Credits
7

Introduces the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process with emphasis on skill development using deep-penetrating electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, deep-penetrating electrodes by welding various joints in the vertical and overhead positions.

Co-requisites
WLD 110, WLD 112, and instructor permission.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Item #
WLD 123
Total Credits
7

Develops understanding of the applications and techniques for using low-hydrogen SMAW electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions, low- hydrogen electrodes by welding various joint designs in the vertical and overhead positions.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 110, WLD 112, WLD 117, and instructor permission.
Co-requisites
WLD 152
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WABO Test Prep

Item #
WLD 235CAP
Total Credits
7

Learn to SMAW, FCAW weld 3G&4G to WABO standards.

Prerequisites
Instructor permission.
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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to familiarize students with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with SALT component for financial planning. 

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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This page was last updated on June 19, 2017.