Offered to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, the Welding Program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills in shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-core arc welding, and torch cutting. Students learn safety practices, types and application of electrodes and welding rods, properties of metals, industrial drawing reading, principles of electricity, interpretation of welding symbols, quality control for testing welds by various methods, use of manuals and specification charts, use of portable grinders and handtools, positioning and clamping, fabricating, fixturing, and welding standards established by the American Welding Society.