PRO-WELD WELDING SCHOOL
PHONE: 208-249-4911
                                                             PRO-WELD

                                                               JANUARY 2016

PRO-WELD CURRICULUM
1.        COURSE DESCRIPTION

Each welding and cutting process will include advanced instruction in equipment maintenance and use,
weld joint preparation, all position welding/cutting techniques and weld testing to certifying standards.

All of the required training modules of welding curriculum will be developed in depth to prepare the
student for the general knowledge written examination.
Students are required to achieve a score above 75% in the general welding knowledge section and a
90% on the safety section.

Each student will interpret the blueprints for each of the required welding processes. Students will
prepare all of parts, assemble and tack weld the sample weldments within the tolerances specified on
each drawing. Final welding techniques will be performed in the positions denoted on the drawing and
in accordance with the AWS welding procedure specification for each welding process. Each of the
student’s workmanship samples must pass a visual welding inspection and exceed the AWS minimum
standards of acceptance criteria for visual weld inspection.

Successful completion of Pro-Weld’s training curriculum, written examination, the required
workmanship samples and qualification tests will satisfy the requirements for Pro-Weld’s Diploma.

2. CURRICULUM OUTLINE

SAFETY PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

1.        Understanding on how to identify, explain and report the causes of accidents.
2.        Understanding First Aid and how to administer First Aid procedures.
3.        Understanding the correct methods of lifting and material handling.
4.        Understanding the safe and proper use of all shop personal safety equipment.
5.        Understanding the safe and proper procedures for the use of fire extinguishers.
6.        Demonstrate proper housekeeping procedures for storage, cleanliness and maintenance.
7.        Identify safety zones by color-coding, tags, signs and labels.
8.        Identify electrical shock hazards.
9.        Understanding the safe and proper use of general hand tools and tools of the welding trade.
10.        Demonstrate the safe and proper use of power tools.
11.        Demonstrate the safe and proper use of welding electrical power supplies and equipment.
12.        Understanding the methods of prevention of arc flashing and arc burn.
13.        Demonstrate the safe and proper handling of compressed gas cylinders.
14.        Demonstrate the safe and proper use of oxygen and acetylene cylinders, torches and equipment.

RELATED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

1.   Locate and develop knowledge of employment opportunities in the welding
industry through career information research, lessons, presentations, multi
-media events and field trips.
2.        Demonstrate the ability to correctly complete an employment application.
3.        Demonstrate proficiency in communication skills for employment interviews.

BLUEPRINT INTERPRETATION

1.        Accurately interpret all part dimensions and develop a material cutting list for each project
blueprint.
2.        Accurately perform all preparation operations for all parts specified on each WPS sample project
blueprint.
3.        Accurately assemble and tack weld all the parts illustrated on each WPS sample project blueprint
in accordance with the dimensions and dimensional tolerances specified.
4.        Comprehend the specifications provided in the AWS Welding Procedure
Specification referenced in each WPQ sample project blueprint and accurately      
follow instructions to accomplish fabrication of each test weldment.    

WELD INSPECTION AND TESTING

1.        Produce welds on each workmanship sample weldment that is within the dimensional size
tolerances specified on each sample project blueprint.
2.        Produce welds of sufficient quality to achieve the minimum level of acceptance for weld metal
discontinuities as per AWS visual examination criteria
3.        Accurately follow the AWS workmanship performance qualification test specimen preparation
procedures and specifications as per AWS to accomplish the multiple sample bend tests required.
4.        Accurately using Fillet Gages.

OXYFUEL CUTTING

1.        Perform the manual OFC straight, square edge cutting techniques required to prepare the parts
for each workmanship performance qualification test sample weldment, that are of acceptable flatness,
roughness, angularity and within dimensional tolerance.
2.        Perform the manual OFC beveled edge cutting techniques required to prepare the parts for each
workmanship performance qualification test sample weldment, that are of acceptable flatness,
roughness, angularity and within dimensional tolerance.


AIR CARBON ARC CUTTING

1.        Demonstrate the safe and proper procedure for assembly, set up
and safety testing of manual Air Carbon Arc Cutting equipment.
2.        Demonstrate the safe and proper handling of compressed air supplies
for CAC-A cutting.
3.        Explain the fundamental principles and process variables of CAC-A operation.
4.        Identify CAC-A equipment components and the specific functions.
5.        Identify CAC-A electrodes and select electrodes for various applications.
6.        Demonstrate the safe and proper operation of the CAC-A cutting torch.
7.        Demonstrate the correct technique for starting and maintaining a CAC-A
cutting torch arc on carbon steel.
8.        Perform the manual CAC-A scarfing technique required to remove the backing material from
qualification tests.

GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING

1.        Perform the correct fabrication procedures and accurately apply the correct
welding techniques as per the AWS Standard Welding Procedure Specification for Gas Tungsten Arc
Welding on carbon steel, to accomplish the WPQ test sample weldment and exceed the visual
examination acceptance criteria.
2.        Perform the correct fabrication procedures and accurately apply the correct
welding techniques as per the AWS Standard Welding Procedure
Specification for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Austenitic Stainless Steel, to
accomplish the WPQ test sample weldment and exceed the visual examination
acceptance criteria.
3.        Perform the correct fabrication procedures and accurately apply the correct
welding techniques as per the AWS Standard Welding Procedure
Specification for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Aluminum, to accomplish the
WPQ test sample weldment and exceed the visual examination acceptance
criteria.
4.   Understanding the WPS (Welding Procedure Specification), WQR (Welder Qualification Record) and
PQR (Procedure Qualification Record).

SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING

1.        Perform the correct fabrication procedures and apply the correct welding
techniques as per the AWS Standard Welding Procedure Specification for Shielded Metal Arc Welding
on carbon steel in the 3G and 4G position, with backing on plate and Pipe Welding in the 6G position to
accomplish  the WPQ test plate weldment and exceed the visual examination and bend test acceptance
criteria.
2.   Understanding the WPS (Welding Procedure Specification), WQR (Welder Qualification Record) and
PQR (Procedure Qualification Record).

GAS METAL ARC WELDING/GMAW SPRAY

1.        Perform the correct fabrication procedures and apply the correct welding
techniques as per the AWS Standard Welding Procedure Specification for Gas Metal Arc Welding on
carbon steel in the 2G,3G Down, 3G up and 4G position, with backing on plate and Pipe Welding in the
6G position  to accomplish  the WPQ test plate weldment and exceed the visual examination and bend
test acceptance criteria.
2.   Understanding the WPS (Welding Procedure Specification), WQR (Welder Qualification Record) and
PQR (Procedure Qualification Record).

FLUX CORED ARC WELDING/FCAW with GAS

1.        Perform the correct fabrication procedures and apply the correct welding
techniques as per the AWS Standard Welding Procedure Specification for Flux Cored Arc Welding on
carbon steel in the 3G up and 4G position, with backing, to accomplish  the WPQ test plate weldment
and exceed the visual examination and bend test acceptance criteria.
2.   Understanding the WPS (Welding Procedure Specification), WQR (Welder Qualification Record) and
PQR (Procedure Qualification Record).

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

AWS D1.1:  Structural Welding Code-Steel
AWS A3.0   Standard Welding Terms and Definitions
ESAB          The Oxy-Acetylene Handbook
AWS Volume 4  Welding Handbook
AWS Volume 1  Welding Science & Technology
AWS C5.5   Recommended Practices for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Lincoln Electric  Stick Electrode Welding Practices
Lincoln Electric  Gas-Shielded Flux-Cored Practices
Lincoln Electric  Gas Metal Arc welding Practices
Lincoln Electric  Filler Metal Selection Guide

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

In order to meet the individual needs of our students, differentiated instruction is utilized in every class.
This involves the use of a variety of instructional strategies, including but not necessarily limited to:
readings and exercises from the approved text(s) and related supplemental  materials; hands-on
practical projects; cooperative group activities; teacher generated handouts; lecture in conjunction with
class discussion and notes; related field trips.
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EVALUATION

Students will be evaluated objectively in accordance with state and local guidelines. It is our goal to
afford students every opportunity to succeed and to include both formative and summative methods of
assessment. A wide variety of evaluation methods will be utilized in order to accommodate the multiple
intelligences of our students, and incorporate the variety of learning styles and diversification of
instructional methods.
Evaluation methods will include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

1.        Tests and Quizzes (questioning strategies include essay, multiple choice, true and false,
matching, fill in the blank, and short answer);
2.        Projects
3.        Classroom activities
4.        Notebook maintenance
5.        Class participation
6.        Portfolios
7.        Teacher observation.
8.        Pro-Weld Workmanship Performance Qualification sample weldments.
9.        Welding Performance Qualification, visual examination
and bend test criteria.
Evaluations may be oral, written or otherwise expressed depending on the direction of the instructor.

ATTENDANCE and DROPS

Students are excpected to attend all sessions of the class in which they are enrolled.  A student may be
dropped for excessive absences when the total hours of absence exceed 10% of the total hours of the
class. Students that miss classes without letting the instructor know will miss the class and no makeup
classes will be provided.

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