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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II

TESDA 37 East Service Rd., South Superhighway, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II Qualification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to weld carbon steel plate and pipe components as specified by layout, blueprints, diagrams, work order, welding procedure or oral instructions using shielded metal arc welding equipment.
This Qualification conforms with American Welding Society (AWS) D 1.1 Structural Welding Code; American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) IX  Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code; American Petroleum Institute (API) 1104 Code for Gas and Oil Pipeline Facilities; and International Standards Organization (ISO) 9606-1 Qualification of Welders for Steel.

Nominal Training Duration:

18 hrs. ( Basic Competencies)
56 hrs. ( Common Competencies)
194 hrs. ( Core Competencies)

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of SMAW Welder in accordance with industry standards. It covers competencies such as Setting-up Welding Equipment, Preparing Weld Materials, Fitting up Weld Materials, Welding Carbon Steel Plates Using SMAW, Welding Carbon Steel Plates and Pipes Using SMAW and Repairing Welds.


A person who has achieved this Qualification is competent to be:

  • SMAW Welder

Trainees or students wishing to gain entry into this course should possess the following requirements:

  • completed training in SMAW NC I or a holder of SMAW NC I
  • can communicate both oral and written
  • physically  and mentally fit
  • can perform basic mathematical computation
Program Type: Short Course
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