Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate

Career Certificate
Cost
$4,758*

Learn Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Gain the technical knowledge and skills to do Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Also known as stick welding, SMAW is one of the simplest and most popular techniques, especially for repair and maintenance work.

This is 1 of 7 credentials you can earn in welding at CLC. They all start with the same basic welding and safety skills. Each specialized certificate is designed around common occupations. Add them together for advanced skills or an associate degree.

What can you do with a Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate?

You're ready for an entry-level position where SMAW is the most common welding process. As you gain experience, and more education, your career opportunities and rewards grow.

See what students love about the welding and fabrication technology program at CLC. Picture yourself here:

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    WFT 113 3
    WFT 170 3
    WFT 270 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
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    • Course Code WFT 113
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 170
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 270
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    WFT 171 3
    WFT 172 3
    WFT 272 3
    WFT 117 3
    • Course Code WFT 171
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 172
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 272
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 117
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

23

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.




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Welding & Fabrication Technology at CLC: Get the bigger picture

A Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate is just one possible way to study Welding & Fabrication Technology. Get the bigger picture-degrees, credentials and extra options.

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    Kyle Thorne

    Graduate

    "While I love the space and equipment, it was the instructors that kept me at CLC. They helped make sure I learned the right way, and I had fun doing it."


    Kyle took welding and fabrication classes at the CLC Grayslake campus and Advanced Technology Center in Gurnee. He then started his own mobile welding business. Kyle is one of many CLC graduates bringing their skills to the world of manufacturing.

    Read Kyle's story

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