ERIC Number: ED401427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Educational Equipment, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Criteria, Facility Planning, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Minimum Competencies, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Trade and Industrial Education, Welding
American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126; phone: 800-334-WELD.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Welding Society, Miami, FL.
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.