Every welder needs to know the basics of reading a blueprint, how to do fabrication math and be able to read welding symbols in order to be successful in the field. The foundational skills that you are taught in the classroom will have immediate application as you practice in the lab. Even the slightest error in the measuring, cutting, placing, or welding of the fabrication can cause it to be scrapped or necessitate expensive reworking. These skills are valuable to every welder and you won't want to miss out on building on the foundation that you already have! If you already have an AWS certification, register today!