Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate (SMAW)
- Nine month program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Conroe Center, and LSC-North Harris
- Welding Technology Department
The associate of applied science degree in welding technology is designed to prepare the individual for a career as a welding technician in the fabrication, construction and manufacturing industries. The program includes hands-on application of SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW processes, in all positions, using pipe, plate and structural shapes. The student is also exposed to basic metallurgy and inspection procedures. The academic requirements of the program provide the foundation for continued studies should the student desire to continue his or her education.
The welding technology certificate program prepares the student for entry level employment as a structural welder. The program provides the essential skills and safety practices in arc welding procedures in both structural plate and pipe. Courses completed in this certificate program may be applied toward the welding technology associate of applied science degree.
Please contact Robert Pecore at Robert.S.Pecore@LoneStar.edu or call 936.521.4511 for more information.
Please contact Michael Young at Michael.L.Young@LoneStar.edu or call 832.920.5062 for more information.
Please contact Brian Sanders at Brian.G.Sanders@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7711 for more information.
|First Semester Courses||8 Credits|
|WLDG 1421||Welding Fundamentals||4|
|WLDG 1417||Introduction to Layout and Fabrication||4|
|Second Semester Courses||8 Credits|
|WLDG 1428||Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding||4|
|WLDG 1457||Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding1||4|
|Layout & Fabrication Welding Certificate Program Total||16 Credits|
Median wage: $37,3281
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Maintenance Welder2
- Welder/Fabricator or Welder2
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