Welding Education

Bryan Woods, Instructor

Welding 1 is a one-credit course designed to instruct the student in the basics of the welding.  In this class, a first year student will learn the basic fundamentals of the SMAW and OFC process and will begin on all position welds. The second year student will be welding in all positions and will learn the GMAW (Mig) Process and will participate in small projects. A third year student will  be doing a lot of live work or projects in the shop, getting ready for college/work or competitions, and finally learn how to lead and work with OTHERS.

Content standards for this course are not intended to serve as the entire curriculum.  Teachers are encouraged to expand the curriculum beyond the limits of these content standards to accommodate specific community interests and utilize local resources.  This course encourages critical thinking, use of the scientific method, integration of technology, development of student leadership skills, and application of knowledge and skills related to practical questions and problems.  Safety concepts are integrated into instruction to the maximum extent possible.

Co-curricular components of this course are SkillsUSA Leadership Development and Technical Development programs. These programs provide opportunities that help students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, employability, and career success.

Project-Based Learning

Students will participate in project-based learning exercises that support the learning and performance objectives of this course. These projects will simulate on-the-job experiences that include problem solving, estimating, researching/referencing, and hands-on practice. Current industry-based technical standards and modified SkillsUSA Contest Projects will serve as the basis for many of these projects.

CTSO Employability and Leadership Activities:

Each student will prepare and deliver a Job Skills Demonstration, a Prepared Speech, and participate in a mock Job Interview based on the current SkillsUSA Technical Standards as graded exercises. Top performing students may have the opportunity to represent our school at state-level competition.

Under adult supervision, a balanced SkillsUSA Program of Work will be developed and executed by students as a co-curricular, integrated potion of this course. Outstanding student achievement will be noted and submitted to SkillsUSA, ACRI, “Go Build”, and others for possibly further recognition.

CTSO Technical Development Activities:

Students will practice and develop technical skills pertinent to this career pathway as outlined in   SkillsUSA Technical Standards and Contest Projects through graded project-based learning experiences. Top performing students may have the opportunity to represent our school at state-level competition.Industry Credit and/or Articulation:

The credentials earned in this course are recognized by all NCCER member contractors and trade associations. Students are urged to print copies of their NCCER transcript, accessible on-line through the NCCER National Registry, and make it available to potential employers and/or organizations that will provide additional craft education training and/or apprenticeships.

 

      

Course Outline with Training Goals & Objectives

Students will master the learning and performance objectives of the following modules.

NCCER Module Name

Construction Technology

Related Technology

Contact Hours

NCCER Core

430004

 

 

Basic Safety

00101-09

29101-09 Welding

12.5

Intro to construction math

00102-09

29101-09 Welding

10

Intro to hand tools

00103-09

29101-09 Welding

10

Intro to power tools

00104-09

29101-09 Welding

10

Into to construction drawing

00105-09

29101-09 Welding

10

Basic Rigging

00106-09

 29101-09 Welding

15

 Basic Communication Skills

00107-09

29101-09 Welding 

7.5

Basic employability skills

00108-09

29101-09 Welding

7.5

Intro to material handling

00109-09

29101-09 Welding

5

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS

 

 

 

87.5-100

Welding 1

432703

29201-15

 

Welding Safety

29101-09

29201-15

2.5

Oxyfuel Cutting

29102-09

29201-15

17.5

Plasma Arc Cutting

29103-09

29201-15

7.5

Air Carbon Arc cutting

29104-09

29201-15

12.5

Base Metal preparation

29105-09

29201-15

12.5

Weld quality

29106-09

29201-15

10

SMAW Equipment & Setup

29107-09

29201-15

5

Shielded metal Arc Electrodes

29108-09

29201-15

2.5

SMAW Beads and Filet welds 

29109-09

29201-15

120

Joint fit-up and alignment

29110-09

29201-15

5

SMAW Groove welds with backing

29111-09

29201-15

30

SMAW Open V-groove welds

29112-09

29201-15

80

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS

 

 

305