Provides the theoretical knowledge and the time for skill development for persons interested in becoming welders qualified by the American Welding Society (AWS ). Topics include procedures in setup, welding, electrodes, and information about the AWS test. Students are required to wear clothing appropriate to a welding environment. It is also recommended that the student bring a pair of slip-joint pliers. NOTE: Course topics help students prepare for the AWS test, but the exam is not included in this course.