This course focuses on MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding using electric arc. Students will learn the safe handling and set up of shielding gases and welding equipment. Surface and material preparation including cutting and grinding will be covered using the horizontal band saw and 4 1/2" angle grinder. Students will learn how to strike an arc and run weld beads to join separate pieces of metal. Multiple position welding is emphasized including flat, vertical, and overhead.