Students will be introduced to basic safety and welding symbols. Students will learn to read welding drawings and prepare the base metal for welding or cutting.
Shielded metal ARC, oxy-fuel welding and cutting, drilling, shearing, layout, plasma cutting and gas metal ARC welding techniques are introduced. Students learn to make horizontal, flat, vertical and overhead welds.
Students learn the principles of oxy-fuel cutting, aluminum and stainless steel TIG welding, fabrication from sketches, blueprints and safety including care and maintenance of equipment. Plasma ARC welding is introduced. Students will learn the importance of weld quality.