S.M.A.W. (Stick) Level 1

Course Objective:

This program is designed to introduce skilled trades persons, technicians, apprentices and others in the industry, to the proper techniques and theory based knowledge using the S.M.A.W. ( Stick ) process. At the conclusion of this course trainees will demonstrate new and or improved skills using the S.M.A.W. (Stick) process in various positions and Oxy-Fuel and or Plasma cutting mild steel in a safe and efficient manner.

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety for arc welding & cutting.
  • Proper Operating Procedures for Oxy-Fuel, Plasma, and or Carbon Arc Gouging and cutting equipment.
  • SMAW (Stick) Theory Fundamentals
  • Welding Machine Fundamentals


This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.






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