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WELD115 - Beginners Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) "STICK"

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Course Overview

Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) “STICK” is one of the most popular welding processes, especially in the maintenance and repair industry. Students of this course will be able to describe and demonstrate SMAW welding processes.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) or “STICK” welding is a manual welding process that uses a consumable electrode to create a weld. This welding process is used extensively in the construction of heavy steel structures and industrial fabrication. Although used primarily to weld steel and iron, other metals can be welded using this method.

Upon successful completion of this exploration course, students will be able to describe the types of arc welding machines, demonstrate machine settings, and discuss care and maintenance of welding machines. Students will also be able to describe mild steel electrodes, demonstrate joint preparation weld faults, and discuss safety considerations.
The course will include shop time to practice butt welding, flat position, lap welding, flat, overhead, vertical, and arc-air gouging skills.

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Section Start/End Schedule
E01 Sep. 23 - Oct. 21, 2019 Mon, Wed, Thu
Hours Delivery Fees
36 hours Evening $720
Meeting Times:
  • Sep. 23 to Oct. 17 - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM
  • Oct. 21 - Monday: 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM

GST Applicable. A material fee of $35.00 plus GST for Learning Modules will be added upon registration. Personal protective equipment (PPE) required: Safety glasses, CSA steel toed boots, cutting or welding goggles, welding gloves (gauntlet style), leather jacket (available at welding supply store). Personal welding helmet recommended. Beanie (optional).

Section Start/End Schedule
E01 Jan. 27 - Feb. 24, 2020 Mon, Wed, Thu
Hours Delivery Fees
36 hours Evening $720
Meeting Times:
  • Jan. 27 to Feb. 20 - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM
  • Feb. 24 - Monday: 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM

A material fee of $35.00 plus GST for Learning Modules will be added upon registration. Personal protective equipment (PPE) required: Safety glasses, CSA steel toed boots, cutting or welding goggles, welding gloves (gauntlet style), leather jacket (available at welding supply store). Personal welding helmet recommended. Beanie (optional).

*Day delivery ranges between 8 AM - 5 PM.
**Evening delivery ranges between 5 PM - 10 PM.