Introduction to Stick Welding

Certificate Expiry: Certificate of Completion – No Expiry

SMAW, or stick welding, is a key standard in the welding industry, particularly in the oil and gas sectors, steel erection, and mobile welding. This Introduction to Stick Welding course offers hands-on experience and training with a low teacher-to-student ratio, making it ideal for hobbyists and those considering a welding career.

The 18-hour Introduction to Stick Welding course combines lectures with practical exercises. It is designed for both beginners with no prior experience and those needing a refresher on the SMAW process. Upon completion, students will understand safety, equipment setup, and proper welding techniques.

Topics Covered in Course:

  • Safety for Welders
  • The SMAW Process
  • Types of SMAW Equipment
  • Identification and Selection of Welding Consumables
  • Welding Steel in Flat and Horizontal Positions
  • Techniques for Welding Fillet, Lap, and Groove Joints
  • Welding Defects: Causes, Remedies, and Discontinuities
  • Oxy-Acetylene Cutting Torches: Applications, Safety, and Practice
  • Safe Handling and Use of Grinders
  • Reading and Understanding Measuring Tapes
  • Abrasives and Metal Finishing: Products and Safety

All personal protective clothing needed for the course will be provided within the cost of the program (gloves and welding beanie), welding jackets will be available for student use for the duration of the program.

**Students must attend wearing cotton or denim pants and CSA certified steel toe boots.

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