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

Standard 1
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 2
Students will understand and use employment skills.

Objective 2
Build a job search network and find job leads.

Objective 2
Write a resume and create a job portfolio.

Objective 3
Write a letter of application.

Objective 4
Complete a job application.

Objective 5
Participate in an actual or simulated job interview.

Skills USA PDP requirements—optional but recommended.


Standard 3
Students will fabricate parts from a blueprint.

Objective 1
Interpret welding symbols information.

Objective 2
Accurately measure and prepare materials for fabrication.

Objective 3
Use correct techniques and equipment to fabricate part.


Standard 4
Students will use Gas Tungsten Arc welding (GTAW) processes.

Objective 1
Set up for GTAW operations on plain carbon steel.

Objective 2
Make 3F (vertical position-fillet weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 3
Make 2G (horizontal position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 4
Make 3G (vertical position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 5
Perform GTAW welder performance qualification test on carbon steel.


Standard 5
Students will use Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) processes.

Objective 1
Set up for FCAW operations on plain carbon steel.

Objective 2
Make 3F (vertical position-fillet weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 3
Make 2G (horizontal position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 4
Make 3G (vertical position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 5
Perform FCAW welder performance qualification test on carbon steel.


Standard 6
Students will use Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) processes.

Objective 1
Set up for SMAW operations on plain carbon steel.

Objective 2
Make 3F (vertical position-fillet weld, uphill travel) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 3
Make 2G (horizontal position-groove weld) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 4
Make 3G (vertical position-groove weld, uphill travel) welds on carbon steel.

Objective 5
Perform SMAW welder performance qualification test on carbon steel.


Standard 7
Students will conduct welding inspection and testing.

Objective 1
Visually examine cut surfaces and edges of prepared base metal parts for appropriate preparation and fit.

Objective 2
Visually examine tacks, root passes, intermediate layers, and completed welds for penetration and porosity, undercut, bead reinforcement, slag inclusions, and overlap.

Objective 3
Perform bend-testing procedures to determine the quality of the weld.

Objective 4
Take or suggest appropriate corrective action based on testing results.


Standard 8
Students will fabricate projects using metal and welding processes.

Objective 1
Develop a drawing of a project and create a bill of materials with cost estimates.

Objective 2
Prepare a materials order and secure the materials.

Objective 3
Construct the project according to a plan that meets high quality standards in four areas, including project design, quality of workmanship, attention to detail, and fit and finish.



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Email:  thalea.longhurst@schools.utah.gov

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