Course topics introduce certification requirements for all-position Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and/or Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) in accordance with the standards of the American Welding Society (AWS). Submitting test specimens to the local materials laboratory is optional and requires an additional fee. Students must wear clothing appropriate to a welding environment. It is recommended that students bring a pair of slip-joint pliers to class. NOTE: Course topics help students prepare for welder certification by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and/or American Welding Society welder certification, but certification is not included in this course.