Welding Technology Level 2:
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)


Welding Technology Level 2: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Welding also is used to join beams in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures and to join pipes in pipelines, power plants, and refineries. A weld is the simplest and easiest way to join sections of pipe. The need for complicated joint designs and special threading equipment is eliminated. A welded pipe has reduced flow restrictions compared to mechanical connections and the overall installation costs are less. The most popular method for welding pipe is the shielded metal-arc process; however, gas shielded arc methods have made big inroads as a result of new advances in welding technology. Students enrolled in the Welding Technology Level 2 Program will learn the techniques necessary to certify to the following codes: AWS D1.1, API 1104, and ASME Section IX. Hands-on practice along with classroom study of theory and technique will be the emphasis of this training program.  
 

The Welding Technology Level 2: Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2 (SMAW 2) program will prepare students to work out in the pipe lines and other industrial type settings. This process is commonly used to perform industrial maintenance and repairs in mines, power plants and refineries. 

In this process, students will learn to weld advanced joint configurations, including pipe to plate and pipe to pipe.They will use E7018, E6010 and E309-16 Electrodes.  

Students will also learn advanced Testing and Inspection techniques and Thermal Cutting processes. Students learn industrial requirements and occupational skills needed in the welding field. The welding program emphasizes hands-on individualized instruction. 

Certificates and Licensures

  • QC11 American Welding Society Level II Advanced Welder Certificates in SMAW
  • AWSD1.1 6G Pipe Qualification Certificate - SMAW
  • API 1104 6G Pipe Qualification Certificate - SMAW

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults only.

 Registration Availability Lehi Campus: This program runs on an Open Entry/Open Exit schedule. Registration will open on June 24, 2020 for the August 18, 2020 start date. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. Students usually start the following Monday. Call 801-753-6282 for seat availability. OE/OE Registration and Start dates can be found on the MTECH Calendar

 Registration Availability Orem Campus: This program runs on an Open Entry/Open Exit schedule. Registration  will open on July 21, 2020 for the August 18, 2020 start date. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. Students usually start the following Monday. Call 801-753-6282 for seat availability. OE/OE Registration and Start dates can be found on the MTECH Calendar.

  Program Length: 417 Hours.

  Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: Lehi Trades & Tech and Orem Campuses.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance. 

Prerequisites

  MTECH Counselor:  Students enrolling in an Open Entry/Open Exit program must meet with the MTECH Academic and Career Counselor. To schedule an appointment please visit https://mtec.edu/academic-and-career-counseling/

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to the first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

MTECH Welding Technology Level I Program or Equivalent Industry Experience and test out of Level I.
MTECH Testing & Inspection Level 2 & Thermal Cutting Level 2.

Schedules

SECTION LOCATION ROOM START DATE END DATE START TIME END TIME DAYS
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M-F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M-Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM M,W,F
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M,W
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 2:45 PM 5:45 PM T,Th
Open Orem 108 OE/OE OE/OE 6:00 PM 9:00 PM T,Th
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M,W,F
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M,W,F
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 OE/OE OE/OE 7:30 AM 10:30 AM T,Th
Open Lehi Trades & Tech 116 Open Open 11:30 AM 2:30 PM T,Th


*During the summer no classes are held on Fridays.

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00 This fee is paid annually and will need to be re-paid if enrolled for over 12 months
AWS Online Fee $75.00 This fee is paid annually and will need to be re-paid if enrolled for over 12 months
Program Fees $500.00  
Tuition $875.00  
subTotal: $1,540.70 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
AWS Online Access $0.00 Included in Program Fees
Student Guide $20.00  
Welding Equipment & Practice Pipe $475.00  
Welding Helmet $70.00  
Protective Clothing $100.00  
Exam Materials for Industry Certifications $108.00  
Steel Toed Boots $30.00 Not sold at Bookstore
subTotal $803.00  
OPTIONAL MATERIALS Cost Notes
Additional Test Coupons $22.00 Pipe Coupons, per each set. Prices subject to change per market value.
     
subTotal $22.00  
Total $2,365.70  

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