A beginner’s course to introduce students to the art and science of welding. In this class you will learn the basics of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) or stick welding. The class will primarily focus on the 7018 welding electrode but will explore other electrodes as time permits. We will be working mostly in the flat, horizontal positions with some introduction to the vertical position. This introduction to arc welding will give you a taste of this exciting and versatile skill in a safe, supportive setting.