Welding Curriculum

Welding Curriclum





Arc Welding Basic Fundamentals

John R. Walker

The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc.


Oxyacetylene Welding Basic Fundamentals

Ronald J. Baird

The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc


Modern Welding

A.D. Althouse—C.H. Turnquist—W.A. Bowditch

The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc.


Equipment used in these courses


Various makes of AC-DC arc welding machines; Metal Inert Gas welders; Plasma cutter;

Oxy-acetylene cutting and welding torches; bench and hand held angle grinders; various makes of chop saws. 



The students will:


1.         Learn and practice proper safety techniques.


2.         Study the types of welding joints used in modern welding fabrication and be able             to fabricate and use the proper joint in the proper place. 


3.         Study and be able to identify AWS welding electrodes. Know when and where to            use each rod. Practice proper techniques to use different commonly used electrodes.


4.         Be able to go to any of our welders in our shop and set it up to weld at the proper current and polarity for any particular project and electrode selection.


5.         Be able to show proficiency in welding in the flat position.


6.         Be able to assess a weld by identifying welding essentials with the use of   indicator factors, and be able to make proper adjustments to improve the        subsequent welds.


7.         Be able to properly set-up and adjust an oxy-acetylene welding and cutting torch.


8.         Be able to use proper technique and demonstrate skills needed to proficiently cut

            various thicknesses of steel, with an oxy-acetylene torch.


9.         Be able to fusion weld, weld with rod, and braze with an oxy-acetylene torch.


10.       Be able to identify different types of steels with the use of a spark test.






For safety reasons, students will need average hand-eye coordination as well eye sight that will allow a student to see through a welding helmet lens. Students will need to possess average strength of a normal 10 grade high school student.


Beginning Welding is required for Advanced Welding.





Beginning Welding

The student will:


1.         Study arc welding fundamentals and oxy-acetylene welding fundamentals and      demonstrate a working knowledge of these by way of written assessment.


2.         Weld a minimum of 10 welding projects (coupons).


3.         Safely, grind, saw, weld and cut (with cutting torch, or plasma cutter) steel.


Advanced Welding


1.         Student will refine and hone skills and techniques learned in Beginning

            Welding by fabricating a project(s) of their own selection.




 1.        Class attendance and regular lab or class activity.


2.         Homework, quizzes and tests.


3.         Project(coupon) grades.


4.         Students must complete all 10 coupons to pass Beginning Welding


Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.