Covers the theoretical knowledge as well as the manipulative skills needed to utilize inert arc welding equipment. Topics include: inert arc welding equipment, gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and welding in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. This course is a 90% hands-on laboratory experience. All students will be required to wear clothing appropriate to a welding environment. It is also recommended that the student bring a pair of slip-joint pliers.