Fundamentals of Stick Welding / Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
This course will introduce the student to the theory and operation of stick welding (SMAW). The class will cover proper assembly of the equipment used, safe operation, proper welding procedures and techniques used in welding steel. Filler metal selection, polarity selection and troubleshooting will also be covered.
The topics may not be covered in the order listed. The Lecture/Lab combinations consist of both classroom and group discussions during lab demonstrations. Lab time is designed for individual practice and will include demonstrations and coaching. Since the lab projects are done at an individual pace, some students will progress further than others.
Dress attire: long pants, work shirt, closed toe leather shoes or boots.
Safety: Safety glasses and welding gloves.
School will provide: welding helmet and leather jackets.
*Students may bring their own welding helmets.