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ERIC Number: ED401427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 169
Abstractor: N/A
Guide for the Training and Qualification of Welding Personnel. Level III - Expert Welders.
American Welding Society, Miami, FL.
This guide is designed to help education and training facilities develop and administer competency-based training programs to qualify and certify trainees in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) requirements for level III (expert) welders. Presented first are the scope/objectives/requirements of the AWS qualification/certification program. Listed next are the minimum training/qualification requirements expected of expert welders in the following areas: basic skills; work experience; shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); gas metal arc welding (GMAW); flux cored arc welding (FCAW); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW); oxyfuel gas cutting, and plasma arc cutting. Section 3 consists of curriculum guidelines for the courses required to meet the minimum training/qualification requirements, a competency-based program outline, and learning modules including the following: learning objective, performance conditions, desired behavior, evaluation criteria, and learning activities. Section 4 consists of general guidelines and performance qualifications for achieving the optional qualification of AWS-certified welder by demonstrating competency in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW. Seven figures are included. Appended are the following: recommendations for support personnel and systems, trainee populations, facility planning, and personal and shop materials/equipment/tools; addresses of major welding fabricating industry associations; sample training achievement record; sample level III welder certificate of completion; and 150 references. (MN)
American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126; phone: 800-334-WELD.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Welding Society, Miami, FL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the final program report, see CE 072 915. For related specifications and guides, see CE 072 916-918 and ED 398 388-389.