SM21 NCCER Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses, Jackson County HS, and GRCCA

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 11

Program Description

The NCCER Shielded Metal Arc Welding certificate program prepares students for careers in the welding industry. This certificate emphasizes instruction in shielded metal arc welding in the overhead, horizontal, and vertical positions.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Chris Patterson, Program Coordinator


Phone: (706) 646-6873

Program Courses


COFC 1080Construction Trades Core


WELD 1015Shielded Metal Arc Welding I


Choose one of the following electives

WELD 1005Welding and Cutting Fundamentals



WELD 1007Welding Technology Fundamentals


Total Credit Hours:3