Intro to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding.

“Introduction to SMAW” covers the basic theories shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) for those who are seeking a look into the welding world. SMAW, also known as "Stick" Welding, is a welding process that uses a flux coating to shield and protect the liquid weld pool from contamination. SMAW is the most common arc welding processes on the planet due to its versatility, affordability, and suitability for welding a wide variety of metals.

After taking “Intro to SMAW,” engineers and other office personnel will have a greater understanding of the SMAW process.

This online course is designed to give mechanical, civil, chemical and electrical engineers a solid introduction into Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). The purpose of this course is to give a deeper insight into SMAW that will make it easier to participate in welding related activities and to communicate with the welding craft and supervision in regard to welding related technical issues and topics.

Professional Development Hours (PDH) - 7 Hrs.

  • Course access: one (1) year to complete.