This is an introductory course in Welding Technology and Metal Fabrication. Welding Technology provides students with an understanding of manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in welding and related industries. Welding Technology is based on , but no limited to, American Welding Society (AWS) guidelines for the entry level welder. The Welding Technology course includes Shop Safety, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, (fusion and non-fusion), Oxy-Acetylene Cutting, Plasma Cutting, and Shielded Arc Metal Welding (SMAW). All weld competencies will be practiced in the flat position only. Weld quality and penetration into the base metal, as well as weld cosmetics, will be visually inspected and destructive stress tested to AWS codes. Related instruction will include basic metallurgy and metal identification, employability skills, as well as job seeking and communication skills. Welding Technology is the first pathway course in the Manufacturing cluster, welding pathway. It follows a cluster course and is prerequisite for the Advanced Welding Course.
Advanced Welding Technology -(13208)
Advanced Welding provides students with opportunities to effectively perform cutting and welding applications of increasing complexity used in the manufacturing/welding industry. Proficient students will build on the knowledge and skills of the Welding Technology course while learning additional welding techniques not covered in the previous course. Specifically, students will be proficient in fundamental practices in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Air- Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging (AAC). Welding competencies will be practiced in all weld positions (flat, horizontal, vertical up and down, & overhead) Upon completion of the Advanced Welding course, proficient students should be prepared to complete the American Welding Society (AWS) Entry Welder qualification and certification as well as OSHA 10 certification. These certifications will not be provided through NWAS, and would need to be completed on the students own time and personal expense. This class will be offered one period per day only, and will be open only to students enrolled in or having completed the Welding Technology course. This course should be a consideration for upperclassmen, or students that have a strong interest in becoming involved with a welding related career. Advanced Welding Technology is the second pathway course in the Manufacturing cluster, welding pathway. Welding Technology is a prerequisite for this course. The course may be followed by further dual-enrollment studies or a capstone experience.
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