Advanced Welding Skills and Principles combines practical application and advanced welding theory to build on the fundamental welding skills and principles students learned in previous courses. In addition to other advanced welding processes, the course covers Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW). Students acquire additional FCAW skills to test in the overhead position according to the AWS D1.1 and D1.5 codes. Students also become proficient in SMAW structural welding and have the opportunity to certify in the AWS D1.1 and D1.5 codes in all positions. Hazard identification and safe work practices are essential elements of this course. (Prerequisites: WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD115W, WELD125W, WELD203W or POI; Co-requisites: CAR101W, WELD206W, WELD216W WELD226, WELD228 or POI)