Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Students will learn theory and principles of operation of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Hands-on, individualized instruction is emphasized.This course will train students to become proficient in welding all positions with the E6010 and the E7018 electrodes. Students will be prepared to take industry welding tests per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel for SMAW Welder Qualification.

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.

  Adult Student Registration Availability: Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Students usually start the following Monday.  To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal or call Student Services at 801-753-6282. Min/Max Enrollment: 10-28.

  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. 


  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

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. To learn more visit

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

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



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