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Welding Technology I (VE-341, VE-342)
Grades 10-11-12; Full Year; 1 credit Classes
For: Fargo School System (prerequisite: None)
This course gives students the opportunity to explore and practice the various skills needed to have a successful career in the welding industry. Safe working procedures, work ethics and cooperative work attitudes and techniques are emphasized. Curriculum includes skill development in arc and gas welding techniques. Oxy-acytelene welding and cutting, plasma arc cutting, brazing and soldering techniques are also covered. Students successfully completing this course will have acquired basic welding skills in all weld positions and a firm understanding of the skills necessary for an interesting career in the welding industry. Students completing this course can elect to continue their study of welding technology by enrolling in the Welding Technology II class.
Welding Technology II (VE-343, VE-344)
Grades 11-12; Full Year; 1 Credit Classes
For: Fargo School System (prerequisite: Welding I or Placement)
This is an advanced course in welding technology that is designed so students can further develop their welding skills using a variety of different electrode groups. Students will weld thicker mild steel plate in all positions. Students will study some basic metallurgy and be exposed to blueprint reading. All the gas and arc welding processes will be revisited and the students will be introduced to Tig (Heil-arc) or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students will learn techniques in welding structural and high pressure piping according to the American Welding Society's certification standards. These students will receive ample opportunity to do certification weld testing in GMAW, SMAW and GTAW in all positions. The course will also emphasize actual jobs of fabrication and repair. Individual technical projects will be encouraged.
What will the students learn?
- Gas and Arc Welding procedures
- (GMAW) Gas Metal Arc Welding, all positions
- (SMAW) Shielded Metal Arc Welding, all positions
- (GTAW) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or Heli-arc,
- Basic Essentials to proper welding:
a.) Correct electrode
b.) Type of current
c.) Arc length
d.) Voltage & amperage
e.) Travel speed & angle
- Types of Welding joints & welding techniques
- Types of Welding beads. Why and where they are used.
- Understanding electrode types and classifications
- Understanding welding problems and how to solve them
- How to facilitate a quality weld on:
a.) Joint welds (lap, edge, butt, fillet, wrap- around)
b.) Vertical-up, Vertical-down, flat and suspended positions
c.) Horizontal in flat and suspended positions
d.) Overhead positions
e.) Out of position welding techniques
- Shop safety and proper dress
- Shop equipment set-up and their proper use
- Methods for hooking up gas cylinders and regulators:
a.) Transporting cylinders
b.) Checking for leaks
c.) Attaching hoses and regulators
d.) Importance of checking regulators prior to use
e.) Opening cylinder valves and adjusting working pressure
- Proper use of oxy-welding and oxy-cutting equipment
- How to operate the plasma cutter and metal cutting sheer
- Students will learn welding terminology from the (AWS) American Welding Society Handbook
- Students will learn all of the various certification welds of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
- Students will learn how to properly perform all of the certification welds in all positions.
- Basic Metallurgy
- Basic Blueprint Reading
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