The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate of Achievement prepares students for work in areas of shipbuilding, bridges and building construction, pipeline construction, refrigeration, missile and aircraft construction, automobile and related industries where metal must be joined together. Developments in metallurgy have created many types of metals that require new techniques to join and fasten.
Skilled welders are in demand in Sonoma County. Possible job titles include: Welding Helper or Apprentice, Production Helpers, Welder, Welders and Cutters, Assembler/Production worker.
- Demonstrate use of mathematic skills, as needed, in the fabricating industry;
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to safely use tools and equipment in a fabricating/welding shop;
- Identify the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals; and
- Demonstrate the ability to pass the American Welding Society Unlimited Structural Certification Test code D1.1 SMAW