The welding diploma prepares students in gas metal arc welding and shielded metal arc welding techniques. The program includes several courses with laboratory components where students will practice their skills and lab procedures. In addition, the program is being built with the expectation that after taking these welding courses, students will test for the proper certifications with qualified trainers to establish their competencies for local businesses wanting a track record of qualifications. These competencies have been aligned with The American Welding Society Level 1 SENSE program. SENSE: Schools Excelling through National Skills Education.