Mr. Larry Johnston, Welding


                             Contact Information:                              (434) 946-2898 ext. 30148

    The Welding program is available for 10 - 12 grades and begins with Intro to Welding. Those successfully completeing the Intro to Welding class are eligible to take Welding I, than Welding II. Dual Enrollment with CVCC is available at the Welding II only.

It is recommended that all students and parents visit the grade book weekly. You will notice that the entire nine weeks assignments, tests, and welding competentcies are listed with the due dates.


Course Syllabus            2012/2013
Instructor:                     Mr. Lawrence L. Johnston CWI
Course Title:                Introductory to Welding, Welding I, Welding II,
                                          Core Curriculum, Welding Levels   I,   II,   - Each   level   having   8 to 10 separate   modules
                                          (National Center for Construction Education and Research)
          The primary objective for all levels of Welding is to satisfactorily complete the required competencies listed on the competency outline.
           In addition,   by instruction,   demonstration and hand on practice, the welding program is designed to:
                    1.    Develop positive attitude about work practices and careers.
                    2.    Introduce a variety of career choices related to the welding field.
                    3.    Develop the student’s critical thinking and problem solving abilities through       
                           assignments, and in class problem solving exercises.
                    4.   Develop   an appreciation   for   the   ever   improving   technology   in   the   welding field but also develop an appreciation of   learning   to   be a craftsman when having to do it with less than State of the art equipment.
                    5.    Promote   leadership   and   civic/social   involvement through group participation in the Welding Club of the Skills USA
                    6.    Promote professional and technical growth through   the   activities   of   the   American Welding Society.
          Because of the nature of this class and the sequence of topics covered, students must be present daily in order to learn the material and develop the necessary skills to work in business  or industry.    For school policy on attendance at Amherst County High School see your students handbook.
           Student provided proper clothing to be worn in the shop area shall be all cotton jeans or canvas work pants and shirts, leather over the ankle boots, no other foot wear will be allowed, leather gloves suitable to the procedures beings used. 
          Eye protection must be worm at all times in the work area of the shop.   The laws of the Common-
Wealth of Virginia requires that  ANSI Z87.1 approved safety glasses be worn during school laboratories activities.
(Virginia Statue 22-10.2 Protective Eye Devices.) We are also subject to all OSHA regulations.
          No tools   or   pieces of equipment are to be operated   until   the   student   has   received   proper   operating    and safety instructions on it and have passed a general safety exam with a score of 100.
          Horseplay is absolutely prohibited in the shop/laboratory and class room area.
Grading Policy:
          Welding Competencies                                     40% of 9 week grade
          Written Unit Assignments & Notebook          10% of 9 week grade
          Daily Participation Grade                                15% of 9 week grade
          Unit Tests                                                           15% of 9 week grade
          9 Weeks Test                                                      20% of 9 week grade    
          Written test will normally be given after the classroom part of each   module   has   been   finished.    All tests will be taken from the written unit assignments.      All   students   that   make   less   than   75 percent   on the written test will have the opportunity to retake the   test  once. All   test   taken   will   be   averaged   together   for a nine weeks   grade.  
Written Unit Assignments and Notebook:
          Written Unit assignments, will be assigned with each module studied.     These unit assignments   are   a   mandatory   part of this course of study.     Normally   there   will   be   from   two to four   unit   assignments   for each module taught.   For every day that   your   unit assignment is late, a grade reduction of 10% will be given.   If you are absent on the day work   is   assigned   you   will be   given an   extra day   to   complete your homework.    If   you   are   absent more than one day,  it  is   your  responsibility    to    contact    me    as   soon   as   you   return   and   get   your   work.         Remember   all   tests   are   taken   from   these   written   unit   assignments.
          Notebook, 3 ring, 2 to 3 inch capacity, for welding assignment sheets,  notes,   and technical information.
Each student is required to maintain a welding notebook and that notebook may be graded each nine weeks.
Honor Code:
          Amherst County High School   operates   on   the   honor   code system.    On   all   tests   and   pledge   work  students   are   to   write   out   and   sign   pledge   as   follows:
"I have neither given or received any help on this work."
Course Coverage:
          OSHA 500 Construction Safety – Trainees are given the ability to recognize, discuss, avoid, and augment safety issues in the home and work place. Upon satisfactorily completing the curricula the trainee will receive an OSHA 10 hour card.   Taught in Welding I
                                            Core Training in Intro to Welding
  BASIC SAFETY     #00101-04   -   Trainees   are   provided   with an overview of the safety rules   and   precautions   for   working on construction job sites.     This module provides  awareness of standard safety rules including ladders and scaffolds, fire prevention, and lifting. The module also introduces Hassam, confined   space   entry,   and   lockout/tag out.   This    knowledge    will    be    evident    through    the   written   unit assignments, correctly   completing   the   procedure   outlined   in   the    assignment    sheet    and   by    scoring   90 percent on the modular   test.
       INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MATH   #00102-04    Review basic math skills such as adding subtracting multiplying and dividing whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Explain decimal fraction conversions.
        INTRODUCTION TO HAND TOOLS    #00103-04 - The selection,   inspection,   use, and maintenance of common hand tools is the focus of this module.    Trainee   practice   is   suggested   using   hand tools and observing safety rules.   This knowledge will be evident through written unit assignments,   correctly completing    the   procedures   outline in the assignment sheet and by scoring 70 percent on the modular test.
         INTRODUCTION TO POWER TOOLS    #00104-04    -   Selection,   inspection,   use,   and maintenance of common power tools is   covered   in  this   module,   as   well   as   setting   up   the   work,   safety practices,   and   basic   rules   of   use.   This knowledge   will   be   evident   through the written unit assignments,   correctly completing   the   procedures outlined in the assignment sheet and by scoring 70 percent on the modular test.
          INTRODUCTION TO BLUEPRINTS     #00105-04 - This module introduces the   graphic information found on site plans, elevations,   plan views,   sectional and detail drawings.     Trainees   learn   the basic components of blueprints, including title block, lines,   symbols,   and revision symbols.    This   knowledge will    be    evident    through     written   unit    assignments,     correctly   completing    the    procedures   outlined in   the assignment   sheet   and   by   scoring   70   percent   on   the   modular   test.
         BASIC RIGGING   #00106-04        Explain the use of ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, cranes in moving materials and equipment from one location to another safely.
        BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS    #00107-04   Provide the students with techniques for communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors. Including role playing, written reports, time card and time log reports. Also discuss effective telephone and email communication skills.
        BASIC EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS    00108-04   The student will learn to write an resume and cover letter. Identify the roles of different individual positions in the work place. Introduce critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, computer systems and their industry applications. Learn effective relationship skills and self presentation skills, and key work place issues i.e. sexual harassment, stress, and substance abuse
Welding I Training
           WELDING SAFETY     29101-09      Covers safety equipment, protective clothing and procedures applicable to the cutting and welding of metals    
              OXYFUEL CUTTING     #29102-09 - The Trainee will learn principles   of   ox fuel   safety,   including   care and maintenance of equipment.   The module also covers the set-up and use of ox fuel equipment and assists the trainee in learning to perform various types of  ox fuel cuts.     This   knowledge   will   be   evident through the written unit assignments,    correctly   completing   the   procedures outlined in the assignment sheet and by scoring 70 percent on the modular test.
                 PLASMA ARC CUTTING (PAC)     #29103-09 - Explains light duty and   heavy   duty   equipment   including step-by-step   sequences for setting up the equipment and the techniques for performing cutting, beveling and piercing.    
                     AIR CARBON ARC CUTTING AND GOUGING    #29104-09 - Identifies   hazards   and   describes   general safety procedures for Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging.   Explains the equipment,   power supply and air requirements as well as electrode styles and selection.   The student will learn step-by-step   sequences   for   setting   up   the equipment   and   the   techniques   for   performing    cutting,   washing   and   gouging. 
                    BASE  METAL PREPARATION    #29105-09    -    The   trainee   will   learn   how   to   clean   base   metals   for welding    and   cutting,   how   to   identify   and   explain   joint   design   and   how   to   prepare   base metal joints for   welding.     This knowledge will   be   evident   through   the written unit assignments,   correctly   completing   the procedures outlined in the assignment sheet and by scoring 70 percent on the modular test.
                    WELD QUALITY    #29106-09   -   The trainee will learn the importance of quality workmanship and   how to find, identify and avoid weld imperfections.    The module also discusses qualifications test and explain site quality organizational structures. 
 In   addition   to   learning Shielded Metal Arc Safety,   the trainee will learn types of welding equipment and how to set it  up for use. The   trainee   will   also   learn   about    electrical   current   used   in   welding   and   how   to   clean   welds.   
        This   module   discusses   the different   types   of   filler   metals    and    their   relationship   to   welding   electrical   current    and   explains   the considerations in selecting electrodes. The trainee will learn about AWS/ASME filler metal classification,  the storage,   control   and   traceability   requirements   of   filler   metals   as   well   as   how   to   use   applicable   code requirements
      In   this   hands-on module,   the   trainee will learn to use   E6010   and   E7018 electrodes to make beads and fillet welds on flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
                JOINT FIT-UP AND ALIGNMENT     #29110-09    -    This module  helps  the trainee    learn job code specifications,   how to use gauges to check joint fit-up,   how to fit-up joints using pipe and plate fit-up tools and how to check for poor fit-up and misalignment.   Distortion and how to control it is also covered.  
          SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING GROOVE WELDS   WITH BACKING     #29111-09    -    Covers   the techniques   and procedures for making V-butt welds with steel backing in the flat,   horizontal,   vertical   and overhead   positions using low hydrogen   electrodes.    
          SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING OPEN V-BUTT WELDS    #29112-09 - The trainee   will   learn   the techniques and procedures for making V-butt welds in the flat,    horizontal,   vertical   and overhead positions using low-hydrogen electrodes. 
Welding II Training
                WELDING SYMBOLS    #29201-09 - Identifies   and   explains   how   to   read   and interpret AWS standard welding symbols.    Information includes understanding various groove weld   symbols   and   the   significance   of their position on the reference line,   interpreting size,   dimensions and fill as well as weld finish and special notes.   
                READING WELDING DETAIL DRAWINGS    #29202-09 - Information includes   understanding   how   lines and section files are used,   how views are developed   and   used how dimensions, notes   and   bill of materials are applied to detail drawings.  
29203-09    The student will learn physical characteristics, mechanical properties, compositions, and classifications of common ferrous and nonferrous metals Identify standard metal forms and structural shapes. Learn how to extract metal information from a WPS and PQR. This unit also covers NDT inspection methods.                    
                 PREHEATING   AND  POSTHEATING   OF   METALS     #09204-09            Explain    preheating,    interposes temperature   control   and   post heating   of   metals.    Explain   why these procedures are necessary and identify metals requiring these procedures.    Also identify and explain the equipment used for these procedures.  
GMAW - FCAW   EQUIPMENT AND FILLER METAL     #29205-09    -    Identify   hazards and describe general safety procedures for Gas Metal Arc Welding.   Explain the electrical welding current and describe power sources, wire feeders and shielding gases and related equipment. Explain filler wires, metal transfer modes and selecting and setting up of the   equipment.   Also   includes   locating   the   ground   clamp   and basic weld-cleaning tools.          
Explains how   to   prepare   the   area,   set   up   the equipment and prepare the             welding coupons for fillet welds on plate.   Covers the techniques and procedures for making welds in the flat,   horizontal,   vertical   and overhead positions using the Gas Metal Arc Welding process.   
          GAS   TUNGSTEN   ARC   WELDING EQUIPMENT  AND FILLER  METALS       #29207-09    Covers electrode selection and preparation,    filler   rods,   and   selecting    and setting up air cooled and water cooled torches.   Also included locating ground clamp and basic weld cleaning tools.
          GTAW - CARBON and  STAINLESS and ALUMINUM  PLATE     #029209-09   -   Explains   how   to   prepare   the   area,   setup equipment   and   prepare   welding   coupons   for   multi-pass,   open   V-butt welds using mild steel filler rod on plate.    
          APPLYING FOR A WELDING JOB - After completion of this unit,   the   student   will   be   able   to discuss procedures   in applying   for a   welding job,   list   reasons   why   welding   applicants   need   to   be   well prepared,   what   employers   look   for   in a   welding   job   application.   The   student   will also   be   able   to complete an application, a personal resume',   write   a   letter   requesting   a   job interview, and   fill   out a job application form   and   a medical questionnaire.    This   knowledge   will   be   evidenced   by correctly   performing    the    procedure   outlined    in    the    written   unit   assignment   sheets.
          The opportunity for the students to complete the above listed objectives depend on two things:    The Students willingness to work and the availability of equipment and supplies.
·         Welding II students have the ability to earn an additional SOL credit to apply toward graduation by completing all of the above listen competencies in each of the levels.
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