Stick Welding (SMAW)

This certificate provides students with the technical knowledge and skill in oxyacetylene cutting, and SMAW welding to be able to enter into the welding career of either a structured steel field or shop environment. With these new skills, students will be able to obtain entry level employment as a welder’s helper in the field or in welding shops welding structural steel. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability of SMAW process,safety, and oxyacetylene cutting.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and ability of SMAW, welding symbols, and safety.
  • Differentiate between each of the welding process used in the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AWS welding codes
Required Courses (9 units) Units
WEL-65A Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding  3
WEL-65B Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3
American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding I

American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding II


This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 18-2 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.