2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Oxy-Fuel Processes and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate of Achievement

The student successfully completing the Oxy-Fuel Processes and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate of Achievement will acquire skills to qualify for entry-level employment in several areas. Various trades such as Steelworkers and Pipefitters utilize these skills as well as industrial/commercial maintenance, fabrication/repair facilities, and equipment manufacturing for industries including agriculture and transportation. The student will be proficient in the setup/maintenance of the required equipment for these processes, able to identify proper fillers/electrodes for joining a given material type and thickness, operate the required equipment in a safe and proper manner, display significant manipulatory skills in multiple weld positions and as well have sufficient understanding of proper layout and measuring procedures. In addition, the student will be able to describe and demonstrate important employability skills such as proper work ethic, team building, and interpersonal communication practices and their importance in the workplace.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the correct use of parallel line development, radial line development, and triangulation during the layout of flat patterns for projects. During the execution of pattern development student will utilize proper measuring tools and techniques, identify the proper equipment to be used for metal fabrication/welding, while achieving a high level of accuracy in relation to fit and finish of the final product.
  2. Demonstrate significant blueprint reading knowledge through lab exercises using symbols in accordance with American Welding Society publication 2.4 “Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Non-Destructive Examinations”.
  3. Demonstrate the Oxy-Fuel and Shielded Metal Arc Welding practices in practical lab exercises utilizing industry accepted safety practices, equipment set up/knowledge and operation, and complete weldments free of defects or discontinuities in accordance to the applicable code or standard.


Minimum Units Required: 20

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.