Academic Catalogs

Basic Welding (SMAW), Skill Certificate

Banner Code: 1_CO_BSMAW

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Weld Testing Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of a proficiency test for each identified level (e.g., Level I, II, etc.) within a category of welding (i.e., SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW or Pipe). The indicated Weld Testing class must be
repeated for each type of certificate received. Higher levels of certification will potentially lead to better paying jobs within the industry.

Program Outcome

Acquire the necessary skills training for proficiency required for employment.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
WELD A100Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding3-4
or WELD A101 Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
WELD A105Weld Testing Basic0.5
Total Units3.5-4.5

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
or Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
Semester 2
WELD A115 Arc and Oxy-acetylene Welding Practice Level 1 1-2
WELD A106 Weld Testing Intermediate 0.5
 Total Units4.5-6.5