This course is designed to introduce students to the gas-metal-arc and flux-cored-arc welding processes that are used in both construction and manufacturing. It is strongly recommended that students have a basic understanding of welding processes or have taken the Introduction to Welding Processes course as a prerequisite for enrolling in this class as this course would benefit welders who are seeking specialized training in advanced techniques required to upgrade their skill level or qualify them for additional career opportunities. Substantial hands-on practice with instructor supervision will enable students to develop proper technique with pad, fillet, and groove welds in all positions as well as learning and understanding basic welding symbols used in the trade. Upon successful completion of the course students who feel that they have achieved sufficient proficiency can schedule a welder performance qualification test(s) for GMAW in 2F, 3F, and 4F (D1.9), and FCAW in 2G, 3G, and 4G (D1.1). Note. Students are expected to wear leather shoes or boots, a long sleeve shirt, and safety glasses.