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Industrial Welding Technology: SMAW Welder

Industrial Welding Technology: SMAW Welder

Career Pathway Certificate
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The SMAW Career Pathway Certificate gives students the necessary skills to an entry level position where Shielded Metal Arc Welding is the predominate welding process. Students will develop skills utilizing E 7018 and E 6010 in Flat, Horizontal, Vertical and overhead welding positions. They will train in passing the A.W.S. D1.1 welding qualification test if they so choose.


Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for industrial welding programs are:

Demonstrate a commitment to a culture of safety in all college and work environments.

Produce industry quality weldments on carbon steel plate in various joint and groove configurations.

Produce industry-quality welds on various diameters of carbon steel pipe in the 5g and 6g positions using SMAW electrodes E6010 and E7018.

Develop a logical sequence of steps to foresee, troubleshoot, and resolve mechanical and process issues that may arise in the workplace.

Interpret and create mechanical blueprints to industry standards.

Layout and fabricate industry-quality fabrication projects using shearing and forming equipment.

Demonstrate and apply the professional standards of the industry.


Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.


Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. High school College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement. Verified indus¬try experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policy and the department chair’s approval.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways Certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.


Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Prerequisites

Course No.
Course Title
Credits
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement score 0-2
RD90/WR90 College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or
WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90)  or designated placement score
0-8
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-12

Required Courses

Course No.
Course Title
Credits
WLD111 Technology of Industrial Welding I 6
WLD112 Technology of Industrial Welding II 6
WLD113 Technology of Industrial Welding III 6
WLD250C Selected Topics in SMAW 2-4
_____ Approved Program Electives 2-6
   TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 22-28

Approved Program Electives

MEC130 Hydraulics I 3
WLD123 Aluminum Boat Welding I 6
WLD250A Selected Topics FCAW 2-6
WLD250B Selected Topics GTAW 2-6
WLD250D Selected Topics FCAW 2-6
WLD250F Capstone Project 2-6

For more information, contact the Industrial Welding Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7809
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7809
email: welding@roguecc.edu
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
Web address:  www.roguecc.edu/welding