This course, designed to develop job entry skills or prepare for advanced college course work leading to professional welder certification, combines classroom instruction with “hands on” laboratory experience. Procedures covered in this course include shop safety, oxyacetylene welding, brazing and cutting, all position SMAW and GMAW welding. Students in the second year program gain experience in advanced welding practices using SMAW and GMAW processes. All students are required to purchase and wear safety glasses, appropriate clothing, and equipment. Instructor will present samples and store locations that supply the proper equipment on the first day of class. WT122-Shielded Metal Arc Welding, WT126-Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Weld, WT116-Fundamental Welding Processes and WT128-Oxyfuel Welding/Cutting are the courses for which students may earn college credit. Please note: WT122 and WT126 are taught one year and WT116 and WT128 are taught the alternate year. This is a one semester class.