The Welding program covers instruction in basic welding, basic oxy-fuel cutting and brazing, welding terms and joints, metal properties and weld defects, basic shielded metal arc welding, basic gas metal arc welding, basic gas tungsten arc welding, blueprint reading, welding symbols, and automated welding. It is expected that a student who completes a two year course will be able to obtain a job as an entry welder. On completion of the required competencies, students will be given the opportunity to take the American Welding Society (AWS) certification test. Students may also have the opportunity to earn a credential through SkillsUSA. Welding is a two year program with third year by invitation. It is available to 10th, 11th, or 12th grade students.