Welder (SMAW & GMAW) Certificate
- Non-credit Fast Track program
- Full program offered at LSC-Conroe Center and LSC-North Harris
- Welding Technology Department
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is designed to provide the necessary education to develop an understanding of the manual welding process needed for a career in welding. The student will develop and demonstrate skills such as arc length, current setting, travel speed and electrode angle in producing code quality welding in various joint designs.
Additionally, the student will incorporate these basic skills in the flat, horizontal, vertical up and overhead positions. Upon completion of these courses the student will have developed and applied the understanding of the SMAW process including electrode selection, joint design, and the uses of oxyfuel cutting systems.
|DFTGC 1102312||Blueprint Reading for Welders||32|
|BUSGC 1101200||Work Skills for the Workplace||16|
|WLDGC 1109130||Math for Welders||32|
|WLDGC 1102802||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)||80|
|WLDGC 1103001||Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||80|
|Welder (SMAW & GMAW) Certificate Total||240|
Median Wage: $35,9601
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Pipe Welder2
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Program Cost: $3,738
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Lone Star College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.