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Credential Certification: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

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*** Pre-Hire Welding Course is not open to public registration***

  1. The three week welder training course is designed to prepare candidates to enter the welding school program. The course is not intended to determine specific levels of proficiency, but to assure the employer that the candidate possesses the minimum ability to be successful at the welding process. The course will cover
    • Safety;
    • An introduction to welding and welding skills;
    • A validation of basic welder competencies; and
    • An evaluation of employability skills.
  1. This program is designed to be 90% hands-on, focusing on a candidate's ability to
    • follow verbal and written instruction;
    • display manual dexterity consistent with the welding craft;
    • accomplish specific tasks in a reasonable time; and
    • Perform all activities in a safe manner.
  2. The course is 3 weeks (120 hours) long. It includes instructor delivery, hands on practice time to refine skills, physical demonstration, and a final weld sample performed by the trainee in two welding positions. This sample will be retained and evaluated for acceptability using industry standards.
  1. Course objectives are:
    • Present the standard safety philosophy;
    • Familiarize the candidate with the welding process;
    • Determine the candidate's ability to follow simple instructions;
    • Validate the candidate's ability to perform basic welding tasks in the horizontal and vertical positions.
  1. Candidates must be determined to be competent with respect to working safely, following instructions, working to objectives in a timely manner, and meeting the welding final product requirements.
  2. Each area of assessment will be evaluated as acceptable or unacceptable.
  1. All candidates will be expected to follow the following rules of conduct: Attendance for the full session is expected.
    • No radios, cell phones, or other electronic devices are allowed in the lab area
    • No food or drinks are allowed in the lab area
    • Candidates are expected to be attentive at all times and are encouraged to ask questions.
    • Breaks will be given by the instructor as deemed appropriate. Otherwise, all lab time is to be used to meet the session's objectives.
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Class Details

15 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Workforce Welding Facility

WD Staff 

CEUs : 12



Registration Closes On
Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/5/2018 - 2/23/2018 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Portsmouth, Workforce Welding Facility  Map WD Staff