The purpose of the Basic Welding Technologies Course is to provide the student with techniques and manipulative skills required for basic electric arc and fuel gas welding. This course will provide an entry level of technical understanding of basic welding processes as well as power supplies, electrode classifications, joint designs, material identification, blue print reading, numerical geometry and welding safety. This course will provide the training to develop the skills necessary to make basic fillet and square groove welds in the flat position on mild steel material following the American Welding Society standards found throughout the industrial workforce. Fall semester