Fundamental Welding Skills and Principles combines practical application and welding theory to cover the fundamental welding skills and principles for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting, and Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A) processes. It also covers AWS basic joint designs with weld joints completed in multiple positions.  Students gain the necessary FCAW skills and can test these skills in the vertical position according to the AWS D1.1 and D1.5 codes. Hazard identification and safe work practices are essential elements of this course. (Co-requisites: WELD106W, WELD110W, WELD125W, WELD203W or POI)