This program focuses on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. In three, 9-week classes you will learn how to fillet, groove, and pipe weld in all positions. You will also learn how to properly setup and use an Oxy-Fuel Torch. The Stick Welder Certificate is a stand alone certificate, but can be combined with the MIG/Flux Cored and TIG certificates to earn the Comprehensive Welder Certificate.
- Students are required to purchase approximately $400-500 worth of welding gear and small hand tools.
- Courses taken in this program may be applied toward academic program courses. This will be done on a case-by-case basis.
How to Enroll
To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Program Plan and Costs
Class Delivery Methods
|On-Campus||Traditional. Classes meet on campus.|
|Virtual||100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.|
|Hybrid||Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.|
|Online||100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.|
|CEUs||Class Hours||Course Title||Cost|
Basic Stick Welding
This class will provide extensive practice of fillet welds in all positions using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process, also known as stick welding.
Advanced Stick Welding
This class will provide extensive practice of groove welds in all positions, both oepn root and with backing, using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process, also known as stick welding.
Stick Pipe Welding
This class will provide extensive practice of welding pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process, also known as stick welding. The final objective of the class will be welding 6 schedule 40 pipe in the 6G fixed position.
Not including fees and equipment
Stick welders can find work with a variety of industrial, construction, and manufacturing companies. Stick welders often work with structural steel, decking, and joists. Stick welding is also used in repair welding applications on large vehicles or machinery.
Projected Job Growth
Average Annual Salary
Where Can I Work?
- Construction Companies
- Manufacturing Plants
- Fabrication Companies
What’s next after I complete this program?
Further Your Education
Develop skills further by taking the MIG Welding (CEWLD-888) and TIG Welding (CEWLD-887) courses.