ERIC Number: ED284984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Welding Course Curriculum.
Genits, Joseph C.
This guide is intended for use in helping students gain a fundamental background on the major aspects of the welding trade. The course emphasis is on mastery of the manipulative skills necessary to develop successful welding techniques and on acquisition of an understanding of the specialized tools and equipment used in welding. The first part discusses the course's philosophy and objectives, the personal and social traits that are essential for skilled workers, the content of the course, and entry- and advanced-level jobs to which the materials presented in the present course are relevant. The next section contains outlines for instructional units on the following topics: oxyacetylene welding and the cutting process; shielded metal arc welding; gas tungsten arc welding; gas metal arc welding; flux-coated arc welding; general equipment and tools used in a welding shop; special welding and cutting processes; techniques for inspecting and testing welds and welder procedures and qualifications; production, properties, and identification of metals; blueprint reading; application of practical mathematics skills in the work of a welder; and supervision, training, and estimation. Nine descriptions of welding jobs that have been taken from the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" are provided. The final section consists of charts cross-referencing each of the tasks covered in the guide's 11 instructional units to the 9 welding jobs described. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Lehigh County Area Vocational-Technical School, Schnecksville, PA.
Note: Job descriptions and cross-reference charts contain small print.