Stick Welder

Training Certificate

Overview

This program focuses on the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. In three, 8-week courses you will learn how to fillet, groove, and pipe weld in all positions. You will also learn how to properly set up 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!

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Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

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
12.00 120

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.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-883

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,699.00
12.00 120

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.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-890

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,699.00
12.00 120

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.

Classroom

ID: CEWLD-886

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,899.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$5,297.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Welder

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.

According to EMSI data as of 2018

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.

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Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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