Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)


Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

The Welding Technology: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) program will prepare students to work in steel erection, installation of outdoor railings and stairs, perform industrial maintenance and repairs in mines, power plants, refineries and on heavy duty equipment . Our students will learn to weld to written specifications and to the AWS D1.1 Structural Code.

In this process, students will learn how to weld with E7018 and E6010 Electrodes, which gives them the needed skills and versatility to weld in the many areas of the industry listed above.

Students will also learn how to read blueprints and how to use thermal cutting processes to prepare their weld materials.  Students learn industrial requirements and occupational skills needed in the welding field. The welding program emphasizes hands-on individualized instruction.

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Welding Technology: Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 Certificate
  • QC10 American Welding Society Entry Level I Welder Certificates in SMAW
  • AWSD1.1 3G Structural Qualification Certificate - SMAW

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults only.

 Registration Availability: Registration for the Orem Campus will open again on June 16, 2020, and class will start on July 6th. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. Students usually start the following Monday. To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282.

Registration for the Lehi Campus will open on June 24, 2020, and class will start on August 18th. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. Students usually start the following Monday. To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282.

 High School Student Registration Availability: Registration for Lehi Campus Fall 2020 opens June 24, 2020 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.   

Registration for the Orem Campus Fall 2020 opens July 21, 2020 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance. 

  Program Length: 210 Hours.

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

  Locations: Lehi Trade & Tech and Orem Campuses.

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

Prerequisites

  MTECH Counselor: Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/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.

 Pre-requisite Courses: MTECH Blueprints, Symbols, Testing & Inspection & Thermal Cutting Level I Courses.

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  
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 $250.00  
Tuition $441.00  
subTotal: $856.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Student Binder $20.00  
Blueprint Reading for Welders $120.00  ISBN-13: 978-1133605782 ISBN-10: 1133605788 Edition: 9th
Welding Equipment $240.00  
Welding Helmet $70.00  
Protective Clothing $100.00  
Exam Materials for Certifications $20.00  
Steel Toed Boots $30.00 Not sold at Bookstore
total: $600.00  
OPTIONAL MATERIALS Cost Notes
Additional Test Coupons $10.00 3/8" Plate Coupons, per each set
Additional Test Coupons $20.00 1" Plate Coupons, per each set
total: $30.00  

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