PTT301: Welding (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Welding
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
About the Program:
Welding prepares students for careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics industry. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals in Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: The welding course is designed to teach current welding practices with emphasis given to hands-on experience rather than to formal classroom theory. Exercises allow students to achieve proficiency in the basic welding methods of arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, and cutting. Students learn the basic equipment, welding positions, and joint design. The content includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: the integration of skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to fulfill the qualifications for an industrial related job in industry or in education; the application of safety and health procedures.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities used in a laboratory setting will provide hands-on experience with welding equipment and materials related to the course content. Students will complete welding activities, investigate content-related occupations, present ideas and information orally and in writing. Emphasis will be placed on self-concepts, values, decision-making skills and work skills.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to pass laboratory safety tests as well as content-and process-related tests. Welding activities/projects will be evaluated for completeness and accuracy. Written and oral reports will be evaluated for content and form. Class participation will be evaluated using criteria such as working cautiously on a project, using materials properly, conscientiously assisting others, working independently, offering solutions to problems, and completing projects.