# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Welding I Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Welding I (8672/36 weeks, 140 hours)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Applying Basic Safety Standards

  1. Comply with federal, state, and local safety legal requirements, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Virginia OSHA (VOSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  2. Maintain a safe working environment.
  3. Explain safe working practices around electrical hazards.
  4. Identify emergency first aid procedures.
  5. Identify the types of fires and the methods used to extinguish them.
  6. Demonstrate the use of a fire extinguisher.
  7. Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  8. Describe ventilation requirements and regulations pertaining to welding procedures and materials.
  9. Inspect hand and power tools to ensure safety and usability.
  10. Demonstrate lifting and carrying techniques.
  11. Identify types of ladders.
  12. Demonstrate safe laddering techniques for various types of ladders.
  13. Describe safe scaffolding techniques.
  14. Report injuries.
  15. Report personal, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  16. Earn the OSHA 10 card.
  17. Pass the safety exam.

Exploring the Basics of Welding

  1. Identify common metals used in the welding profession.
  2. Identify the main regulatory bodies and specifications of the welding profession in the United States.
  3. Identify minor external repairs to all equipment and accessories.

Working with Welding Documents, Drawings, and Measurements

  1. Identify basic elements of a drawing or sketch.
  2. Identify welding symbol information.
  3. Follow the instructions on a job specifications sheet (e.g., weld procedure sheet [WPS]).
  4. Convert basic measurements.
  5. Interpret dimensions from a drawing with incomplete dimensions.
  6. Apply basic measuring skills to welding operations.
  7. Identify simple parts from a drawing or sketch.

Demonstrating Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

  1. Describe the theories behind SMAW.
  2. Perform safety inspections of all equipment and accessories.
  3. Identify minor external repairs to all equipment and accessories.
  4. Set up for SMAW operations and base metal preparation on carbon steel.
  5. Operate SMAW equipment.
  6. Perform single-pass fillet welds, 1F and 2F, on carbon steel.
  7. Perform groove welds, 1G and 2G, on carbon steel, limited thickness.

Demonstrating Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW, GMAW-S)

  1. Describe the theories behind GMAW and GMAW-S.
  2. Perform safety inspections of all equipment and accessories.
  3. Identify minor external repairs to all equipment and accessories.
  4. Set up for GMAW and GMAW-S operations and base metal preparation on carbon steel.
  5. Operate GMAW and GMAW-S equipment.
  6. Perform single-pass fillet welds, all positions, on carbon steel, using different modes of transfer.
  7. Perform groove welds, all positions, on carbon steel, using different modes of transfer.

Demonstrating Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-G)

  1. Describe the theories behind FCAW-G.
  2. Perform safety inspections of all equipment and accessories.
  3. Identify minor external repairs to all equipment and accessories.
  4. Set up for FCAW-G operations and base metal preparation on carbon steel.
  5. Operate FCAW-G equipment.
  6. Perform single-pass welds on carbon steel, using different modes of transfer.

Demonstrating Manual Oxyfuel Gas Cutting (OFC)

  1. Describe the theories behind manual OFC.
  2. Perform safety inspections of all equipment and accessories.
  3. Identify minor external repairs to all equipment and accessories.
  4. Set up for manual OFC operations and base metal preparation on carbon steel.
  5. Operate manual OFC equipment.
  6. Perform straight-cutting operations on carbon steel.

Demonstrating Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)

  1. Describe the theories behind PAC.
  2. Perform safety inspections of all equipment and accessories.
  3. Identify minor external repairs to all equipment and accessories.
  4. Set up for manual PAC operations.
  5. Operate manual PAC equipment.

Demonstrating Visual Examination Procedures

  1. Examine cut surfaces and edges of prepared base metal parts.
  2. Examine tack, intermediate layers, and completed welds.