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ERIC Number: ED529541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 93
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2005 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Welding Theory and Applications. (Program CIP: 48.0508 - Welding Technology/Welder)
Cochran, Harry; Lawrence, Kenneth; Wages, Larry; Box, Dale; Johnston, Joe; Switzer, Ronald
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and instructors are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act III, 1998; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). The Welding Theory and Applications curriculum is designed to prepare the students for entry level employment in the field of welding and fabrication. Students in Welding I complete study in occupational orientation and safety, basic math, introduction to blueprints (welding symbols), hand and power tools, Oxy/Fuel operations, and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Students in Welding II complete study in occupational orientation and safety, advanced shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), semi-automatic arc welding [gas metal arc welding and flux-cored arc welding (GMAW/FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), carbon arc cutting principles and practices (CAC-A), plasma arc cutting (PAC), and employability skills. The welding competencies required in this curriculum were developed to coincide with Contren Core/Welding I and II. The contributions of this resource are hereby acknowledged. Certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER): This curriculum has been aligned to modules in the Wheels of Learning program as endorsed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Students who study this curriculum using the Wheels of Learning materials under the supervision of an instructor who has been certified by the NCCER are eligible to be tested on each module. Students who successfully pass these tests may be certified to the NCCER by the instructor and will receive documentation from NCCER. Appended are: (1) Contren Learning Series Best Practices; (2) Academic Standards; (3) Workplace Skills for the 21st Century; and (4) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001