The welding course is designed to develop basic manipulative skills and knowledge in each of the following techniques: cutting process, basic welding, oxy-fuel systems, GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, welding blueprints, and welding certification. Blueprint reading and metal fabrication are taught relevant to the demands of industry. Students will spend much of their time on live work projects to develop fabrication skills. Primary objects of the course are to teach the attitudes, skills, and knowledge that are necessary to secure and hold a job. The social skills necessary to work harmoniously and safely with fellow workers are also taught. Pride in work done is emphasized throughout the course with the intent that positive attitudes will carry over to the actual job.