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Shielded Metal Welder (SMAW) Certificate

The Shielded Metal Welder (SMAW) Certificate is a non-credit Fast Track program offered at LSC-Conroe Center, LSC-CyFair and LSC-Victory Center. For more information, please contact the Welding Technology Department.

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Program Description

Shielded metal arc welders work primarily with heavy plate steel and pipe welding in the construction industry, including the building construction and pipeline industries. The oil and gas industry also uses shield metal arc welders for both construction and repair of their offshore and onshore drilling and production facilities.

Note: This program may be free for eligible students.

  • Contact Hours: 151
  • Cost of Program: $1,667
  • Median Wage: $34,977 per year1
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Program Plan

Course Number Title Contact Hours
DFTGC 2102301 Blueprint Reading for Welders 32
WLDGC 2109117 Math for Welders 32
WLDGC 2100302 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
(SMAW) Part I
40
WLDGC 2100304 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
(SMAW) Part II
40
BUSGC 1101202 Professionalism in the Workplace 7

TOTAL Contact Hours for
Shielded Metal Welder (SMAW) Certificate:

151

  1. Median Wage information obtained from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor for 2009 (most recent data available).
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