Course Code: 025290

Fabricate trailers, barbeque pits, deer stands, and other real-life projects while building skills in oxy-acetylene, arc and M.I.G./T.I.G. welding techniques. Develop skills in scale reading, linear measurement, blueprint reading, and layouts.

DE (Dual Enrollment), WBL (Work-based learning), IBC (Industry-based Certification)

John Hammond

NCCER Core Curricula
NCCER Welding
AWS Certified Member

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  • (318) 636-5150
  • jhammonds@caddoschools.org

1. Course Description:

This course will provide instruction in the proper use of basic hand tools, power tools, intro to blue prints, rigging, construction math, and equipment set-up and use. Students will develop skills necessary to become an entry level welder/fabricator. Students will fabricate bbq pits, deer stands, repair trailers, and other real-life projects while building skills in oxy-acetylene cutting, MIG/TIG techniques, and SMAW welding. All students develop skills in scale reading, linear measurement, and layout for fabrication (IBC and WBL).

2. Course Goals:

Students will learn to:

  • Follow safety procedures
  • Measure and cut accurately using mechanical saws
  • Measure and cut accurately using gas torches
  • Follow written and verbal instructions
  • Weld as directed using the specified process to pass inspection
  • Learn craftsmanship and good work ethics

3. Major Projects:

Students will be expected to:

  • Build barbeque pits
  • Build other projects as available
  • Repair damaged trailers
  • Repair barbeque pits
  • Personal projects are welcome as well

4. Portfolio:

  • Each student is required to create a portfolio
  • The portfolio will include a resume and projects they have worked on during the school year

5. Make-up Work:

Students will be assigned work from the textbook for missed daily work. Major projects are required and no substitute is given. Students have opportunities to work before school or after school to complete these assignments.

6. Textbooks:

AWS Entry Level Welder – Phase 1 and 2, National Center for Construction Education Research, Prentice-Hall.

Core Curriculum, Introductory Craft Skills, National Center for Construction Education Research, Prentice-Hall.