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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Welding Technician - Entry Level
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Core Standards of the Course

Standard 1
Students will understand welding orientation.

Objective 1
Identify welding processes.

Objective 2
Prepare time or job cards, reports, or records.

Objective 3
Follow verbal instructions to complete work assignments.

Objective 4
Follow written details to complete work assignments.


Standard 2
Students will understand and use welding safety and first aid.

Objective 1
Complete a student safety pledge (disclosure statement).

Objective 2
Respond to first aid requirements.

Objective 3
Follow safe practices.

Objective 4
Perform housekeeping duties.

Objective 5
Successfully complete safety tests on equipment use.


Standard 3
Students will identify welding tools and equipment.

Objective 1
Identify basic welding hand tools (e.g., safety glasses, welding helmet, chipping hammer, etc.).

Objective 2
Identify basic power tools and equipment (e.g., shielded metal arc welder, gas metal arc welder, bench grinder, etc.).


Standard 4
Students will use basic math and measuring skills.

Objective 1
Perform basic math conversions from fractions to decimals.

Objective 2
Read and correctly use a tape measure, rule, and square.

Objective 3
Perform basic layout techniques.


Standard 5
Students will read and interpret welding blueprints.

Objective 1
Apply information found in the information block of the drawing.

Objective 2
Identify basic views used in blueprints, including assembly, detail, and fit-up drawings.

Objective 3
Identify common types of lines used in blueprints, including object, hidden, center, and construction lines.


Standard 6
Students will identify and apply basic welding symbols.

Objective 1
Identify and interpret basic welding symbols (e.g., square groove weld, fillet weld, field weld, reference line, etc.).

Objective 2
Draw welding symbols for given specifications.

Objective 3
Interpret a welding print and welding procedure specifications.


Standard 7
Students will use Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.

Objective 1
Set up for SMAW operations on carbon steel.

Objective 2
Start and restart an arc and run a bead on carbon steel.

Objective 3
Build a weld pad on carbon steel in the flat position.

Objective 4
Make 1F (flat position-fillet weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 5
Make 2F (horizontal position-fillet weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 6
Make 1G (flat position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 7
Make 2G (horizontal position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.


Standard 8
Students will use manual oxyfuel gas cutting processes.

Objective 1
Perform safety inspections of equipment and accessories.

Objective 2
Set up for manual oxyfuel gas cutting operations on carbon steel.

Objective 3
Perform straight cutting operations on carbon steel.

Objective 4
Perform shape-cutting operations on carbon steel.

Objective 5
Perform bevel-cutting operations on carbon steel.

Objective 6
Pierce a hole through a carbon steel plate.


Standard 9
Students will use Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes.

Objective 1
Set up for GMAW operations on carbon steel.

Objective 2
Start and restart an arc and backfill at the edge while running a bead on carbon steel.

Objective 3
Use Short Circuit Transfer welding process to make 1F (flat position-fillet weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 4
Use Short Circuit Transfer welding process to make 2F (horizontal position-fillet weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 5
Use Short Circuit Transfer welding process to make 1F (flat position-fillet weld) multi-pass weld on carbon steel.

Objective 6
Use Short Circuit Transfer welding process to make 1G (flat position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 7
Use Short Circuit Transfer welding process to make 2G (horizontal position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.



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