Fundamentals of Welding Technology WVEIS Code 1985
This course will introduce students to the basic fundamentals of welding/cutting. Students will
become familiar with general safety, welding terms and joints, and oxyfuel welding techniques.
Standard 1: Identify, explore, and evaluate career opportunities related to welding.
Career Opportunities Objectives
1985.1.1 Describe a variety of careers related to welding, and the training necessary to be successful in
1985.1.2 Develop appropriate attitudes and behaviors required to succeed in careers in the field of
1985.1.3 Identify sources of information about careers in welding.
Standard 2: Identify and practice safety during tool and equipment use and practice safe
conduct in welding shop. (1985.S.2)
Welding Shop Objectives
1985.2.1 Recognize and follow general welding shop safety guidelines.
1985.2.2 Discuss the precautions needed to avoid fires in the welding area.
1985.2.3 Describe how a closed container can be welded.
1985.2.4 Describe the precautions to be taken when welding in confined areas.
1985.2.5 Explain the purpose of tinted lenses used during welding and cutting.
1985.2.6 Describe the protective clothing, eye, face and head gear worn by welder.
1985.2.7 Recognize what fumes, gases, dust and smoke must be removed.
1985.2.8 List and describe electrical safety when using ARC welding equipment.
1985.2.9 Illustrate safe handling and storage of compressed gas cylinders and explain safety involved
with use of acetylene gas.
Standard 3: Express knowledge of the basic terms and processes associated with the
welding industry. (1985.S.3)
Welding Industry Objectives
1985.3.1 Tell what the American Welding Association does for welders.
1985.3.2 Define welding and explain coalescence and filler material.
1985.3.3 State the difference between fusion welding, brazing, soldering and solid-state welding.
1985.3.4 List the major welding fusion welding processes and state the differences between them.
1985.3.5 Discuss the purpose and functions of SMAW electrodes.
Standard 4: Setup oxyfuel welding and cutting equipment and demonstrate the safe use
of the equipment. (1985.S.4)
Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting Equipment Objectives
1985.4.1 Obtain oxyfuel cylinders, chain into work station, assemble and set up oxy fuel stationary and
mobile cutting equipment.
1985.4.2 Perform soap and water leak test and set line pressure according to the tip size and metal
1985.4.3 Lay out pattern on metal using steel rule, square and soapstone.
1985.4.4 Make 90 degree straight cuts, bevel cuts and hole cuts.
1985.4.5 List five (5) reasons for poor cuts and four (4) causes for back fire.
1985.4.6 Clean and maintain cutting equipment and demonstrate proper shut down and storage of the
1985.4.7 Choose the proper tip size for braze welding and oxyacetylene welding, light and adjust flame
for proper welding of mild steel.