ERIC Number: ED398389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for the Training and Qualification of Welding Personnel. Entry Level Welder.
American Welding Society, Miami, FL.
This guide contains information to assist education and training facilities in the development and administration of competency-based training that leads to the qualification and certification of trainees in accordance with American Welding Society specifications. The document begins with a description of the scope, objectives, and requirements for certification. The second section defines the occupation of entry-level welder and provides an occupational description, conditions, and task listing. The largest section of the document is made up of the curriculum guidelines, which include general guidelines, a competency-based program outline, and learning modules for six welding courses: occupational orientation, drawing and welding symbol interpretation, arc welding principles and practices, oxyfuel gas cutting principles and practices, arc cutting principles and practices, and welding inspection and testing principles. Each course includes a number of learning objectives and the performance conditions, desired behavior, evaluation criteria, and learning activities needed to meet each objective. Seven appendixes include the following: recommendations for support personnel and systems, the trainee population, facility planning, and personal and shop materials, equipment, and tools; sample training achievement record and certificate of completion, and a list of 35 reference materials. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Welding Society, Miami, FL.