Bakersfield College

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Job Skills Certificate

This certificate emphasizes welding processes from oxy-acetylene cutting and brazing through shielded metal arc welding using many different welding electrodes and all positions. Blueprint reading and pattern layouts for welding are highlighted. Career opportunities include entry level welding jobs requiring the use of the SMAW process, blueprint reading, and layout.

  • To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate
    Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Shielded Metal Arc Welding Job Skills Certificate.
  • To Transfer Coursework
    A minimum of 14 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.
  • Program Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion, the student will
    • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment.
    • demonstrate problem solving skills used in industrial design and product development.
    • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four year university degree program or for certification in the department programs.

Total Units: 14


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
WELD B53AB Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4.0
WELD B54A Blueprint Reading for Welders and Machinists 3.0
WELD B54B Template Development and Layout for the Welder 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

Kern Community College District