This course covers the safety, equipment, and skills used in the shielded metal arc welding process. Fillet welds are made to visual criteria in several positions. Students will demonstrate knowledge of proper setup of equipment, polarity, AWS electrode classification numbering system, different joint configurations and designs and the proper welding symbol, joint type and position numbering system. Student will demonstrate the ability to run continuous beads using E6010 and E 7018 in all positions and multi-pass beads in the 2F, 3G, 4F and 4G positions. This course is typically taught only in the fall semester.