SMAW Structural Welder Career Major - Overview

SMAW Structural Welder

SMAW structural welding
Career Major Length
750 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors, Seniors & Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$1,638.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$4,258.00
Book Costs:
$404.00
Supplies Costs:
$250.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$14/hr

Learn to do structural welding to use either in construction or as a structural steel fabricator. This major covers welding theory, fabrication, layout, print reading, welding symbols, math, and welding codes with an emphasis in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick) techniques.

Career Major Length
750.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Fundamentals of Welding
40.00
Fundamentals of Cutting Processes
30.00
Oxyfuel Cutting
30.00
SMAW Electrodes
15.00
SMAW Equipment & Setup
15.00
Welding Joint Fit-Up & Adjustment
15.00
Beads & Fillet Welds - SMAW
180.00
Weld Quality
15.00
SMAW Open V-Groove Welds
120.00
Groove Welds with Backing - SMAW
70.00
Metal Characteristics & Properties
30.00
Metal Preparation & Heat Treatments
30.00
Welding Detail Drawings
30.00
Welding Blueprints
15.00
Forklift Training
10.00
Workforce Staging
105.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • An ability to compute percentages, measurements and simple fractions
  • A basic knowledge of general science
  • Good eye-hand coordination

Student Organizations

Certifications Available

  • AWS Standard Welders Qualification