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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Welding III (8674/36 weeks, 280 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. Inspect PPE to determine whether it is safe to use.
  9. Describe ventilation requirements and regulations pertaining to welding procedures and materials.
  10. Inspect hand and power tools to visually identify defects.
  11. Demonstrate lifting and carrying techniques.
  12. Identify types of ladders
  13. Demonstrate safe laddering techniques.
  14. Describe safe scaffolding techniques.
  15. Report injuries.
  16. Report personal, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  17. Earn the OSHA 10 card.
  18. Pass the safety exam.

Exploring Specialized Welding

  1. Describe the industrial applications for various materials.
  2. Describe emerging technologies in the welding industry.
  3. Create a shop drawing of a practical item.
  4. Create a welding symbol.

Demonstrating Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe Welding

  1. Prepare pipe for SMAW applications and procedures.
  2. Fit pipe to prepare for SMAW.
  3. Tack pipe to prepare for SMAW.
  4. Perform 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G SMAW on pipe.

Demonstrating Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

  1. Perform groove welds on carbon steel, limited thickness.
  2. Perform welds on aluminum.
  3. Perform welds on stainless steel.

Demonstrating Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

  1. Perform groove welds, all positions, on carbon steel, unlimited thickness, using various modes of transfer.
  2. Make multiple-pass fillet welds, all positions, on carbon steel, using various modes of transfer.

Demonstrating Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Pipe Welding

  1. Prepare pipe for GTAW applications and procedures.
  2. Fit pipe to prepare for GTAW.
  3. Tack pipe to prepare for GTAW.
  4. Perform 1G, 2G, 5G, and 6G GTAW on pipe.

Programming the CNC Cutting Table

  1. Identify the components of the computer numeric control (CNC) machine.
  2. Perform maintenance and minor repairs on the CNC machine.
  3. Transfer graphic designs to/from CNC program.
  4. Adjust parameters.
  5. Troubleshoot problems with the CNC machine.