This course is designed for students who are planning a career in either production or job shop industrial welding. The main objective is to acquire the skills and the knowledge necessary to enter industry as a beginning welder. Much time will be spent in the welding lab. The course will include stick arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, plasma cutting, cutting torches, brazing, braze welding, submerged arc, blue prints and shop safety. This course is held at the Center for Manufacturing Excellence/CSC. Students will receive college credit in addition to GHS credit. Credit is awarded only at the end of Term 2 and Term 4, therefore, if a student drops out of the program before the end of Term 2 or before the end of Term 4, for whatever reason, there will be no credit awarded. Some use of personal transportation may be needed.