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About our Welding Courses

SMCC offers two courses for those looking to learn welding: Introduction to Welding and Mechanical Welding. Choose the courses that best fit your needs.


Introduction to Welding

The course will focus on the operation and safety of basic equipment associated with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Oxy-Acetylene Cutting (OFC-A). Instruction will benefit anyone working toward a career in the welding field or a career in which welding skills are required. This course is also valuable to the home hobbyist or as a welding refresher.
Time: Offered 3-4 times a year
Cost: $1,250
Location: SMCC South Portland Campus


Mechanical Welding (Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced)

This 60-hour course will provide introduction, intermediate, or advanced instruction in mechanical TIG welding and includes combined classroom and hands-on lab instruction. Students will work with a variety of metals including aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. Bend test and non-destructible testing will be included. Includes AWS specifications and procedures for D1.1 and D17.1. Qualified students can arrange for AWS Certification. AWS Certification fees are not included in the course fee.
Time: Offered 3-4 times a year
Cost: $1,450
Location: SMCC South Portland Campus
Prerequisites: Advanced courses required Intro to Welding or equivalent


What opportunities does this program provide?

Put Your Skills to Work

After successfully completing the program, students will be able to start their own business or pursue job opportunities in:

  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing, Machining, Production, Fabrication
  • Trucking
  • Pipefitting
  • The Marines
  • Utilities
  • Automotive
  • HVAC
  • Equipment Installation
  • Railroad
  • Creative, Custom & Ornamental Fabrication

Continue Your Education

Interested in continuing to build your skills? SMCC offers numerous Industrial Technology and Transportation certificates and degrees for you to continue your education and enhance your skills for expanded employment opportunities.

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How do I complete this program?

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To qualify for this training you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

Have Questions?

We’re here to help. Contact us at careerskills@smccME.edu or 207-741-5862.