This course is designed to expose the welding student to various types of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) used by regional employers. The students will use various electrode wire diameters and electrode wire types. The students will get to experiment with different gas mixtures while welding mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum parts. This course will also cover the proper safety precautions required in a weld manufacturing area, steps required for set-up and shut-down of a GMAW machine, how to match electrode wire types to the material to be welded, and trouble-shooting common weld defects while GMA welding on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. This course aligns with the American Welding Society¿s SENSE programming for welders. Prerequisites: None.