April 22, 2024

Program Overview

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II program at Academia de Tecnologia in Mindanao (ADTM) is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform shielded metal arc welding operations. This program offers hands-on training in welding techniques, safety procedures, welding theory, and practical applications to prepare students for entry-level positions in the welding and fabrication industry.

Curriculum Highlights

  1. Welding Fundamentals: Students learn the basic principles of welding, including metallurgy, heat control, electrode selection, and welding positions. They gain an understanding of welding symbols, terminology, and industry standards related to shielded metal arc welding.
  2. Welding Techniques: The curriculum covers a variety of welding techniques used in shielded metal arc welding, including bead welding, fillet welding, groove welding, and welding of various joint configurations. Students learn how to operate welding equipment safely and effectively to produce high-quality welds.
  3. Welding Processes and Procedures: Students learn about welding processes and procedures, including preparation of base materials, joint preparation, electrode manipulation, arc striking, welding speed, and electrode angle. They practice welding on different types of materials and thicknesses to develop their welding skills and proficiency.
  4. Welding Inspection and Quality Control: The program emphasizes the importance of welding inspection and quality control in ensuring the integrity and strength of welded joints. Students learn how to visually inspect welds, perform non-destructive testing (NDT), and interpret welding defects to meet industry standards and specifications.
  5. Safety Practices: Students learn about safety hazards associated with welding operations, including electrical shock, arc flash, fumes, and fire hazards. They develop safe work habits, use personal protective equipment (PPE), and follow safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries in the welding workshop.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II program are prepared for entry-level positions in the welding and fabrication industry. They may pursue roles such as:

  • Welder
  • Welding Technician
  • Fabricator
  • Structural Welder
  • Pipe Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Welding Inspector Assistant
  • Metal Worker

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II program at Academia de Tecnologia in Mindanao is accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), ensuring that it meets national standards of quality and excellence in vocational education.

With hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding techniques, welding theory, safety procedures, and quality control, graduates of ADTM’s SMAW NC II program are well-prepared to pursue rewarding careers in the welding and fabrication industry and contribute to the construction, manufacturing, and infrastructure sectors.

Degree / Program
TVET / Tesda Programs
Private Institution
Academia de Tecnologia in Mindanao
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