This course provides an opportunity to learn skills needed for an exciting career in welding and metal fabrication. Topics covered in this high demand job field include oxy-fuel processes, as well as modern arc welding processes such as stick, TIG, MIG, flux-cored and pulse-arc welding. Related topics such as blueprint reading, computer-aided drafting and metallurgy prepare students for success in a wide range of occupations. Students will practice these skills and techniques through classroom and “live work” projects. Emphasis is placed on subject matter, work attitude and employ-ability skills. Entrepreneurial skills are incorporated in a school-based business. “CTC Enterprises” manufactures equipment that is marketed through local businesses. This course provides a dual credit opportunity for WEI101 Intro to Welding with the Northern Maine Community College.