At a Glance:

Advisors:
Floyd: Joseph Burrage
Joseph Burrage, Program Director & Instructor of Welding
Office: Building F
Phone: 706-295-6990
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies, Welding

Credentials

A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College; Diploma, Welding and Joining Technology, Coosa Valley Technical College


Walker: Jeremiah Cooper
Jeremiah Cooper, Welding Instructor
Office: 310
Phone: 706-639-2067
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Welding

Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welder Fabricator (VSM1)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welding Fabricator technical certificate of credit prepares students for careers in shielded metal arc welding fabrication.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (8 hours)
Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the horizontal position. Qualification tests, horizontal position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: horizontal SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes, selection and applications for horizontal SMAW, horizontal SMAW joints, and horizontal SMAW to specification.
Introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the vertical position. Qualification tests, vertical position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: vertical SMAW safety and health practices, selection and applications of electrodes for vertical SMAW, vertical SMAW joints, and vertical SMAW to specification.
And Choose One of the Following (3 - 4 hours)
This course introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for reading welding and related blueprints and sketches. An emphasis is placed on identifying types of welds, and the associated abbreviations and symbols.
This course introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in flat positions. Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial welds.
Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for successful flux cored arc welding (FCAW). Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standards welds. Topics include: FCAW safety and health practices, FCAW theory, machine set up and operation, shielded gas selection, and FCAW joints in all positions.
WELD
1154
3
Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for plasma cutting. Topics include: safety practices; plasma torch and theory; plasma machine set up and operation; and plasma cutting techniques.
3
Provides an introduction to ornamental ironworks with emphasis on safety practices, equipment and ornamental ironwork techniques. Topics include: introduction to ornamental ironworks and safety practices; use of scroll machine, and use of bar twister.