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.

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.

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘B’ grade in each course, the students will be awarded a Shielded Metal Arc Welding Job Skills Certificate.

Total Units: 12

Required Courses

Course # Name 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 B54 Blueprint Reading for Welders and Machinists 3.0
WELD B54 Template Development and Layout for the Welder 3.0