The welding and materials pathway provides students with an understanding of the manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in the welding and related industries. The following pathway standards are based on, but not limited to, well established American Welding Society (AWS) EG2.0 Guidelines for the entry level welder.
A major aim of all Career Technical Education courses is to prepare students for post-secondary education and training and to help students make a smooth transition into the workforce. In order for both the people and the economy of California to prosper, it is essential for all students to emerge from schools ready to pursue their career and college goals. Equipping all high school students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and manage their education and careers throughout their lives will help to guarantee these important outcomes.
Learning the skills and knowledge for creating and sharing work in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector promotes teamwork, communication, creative thinking, and decision making abilities – all traits needed to function successfully in the competitive and media-rich twenty-first century.
Welding & Materials Joining 1 is a course that introduces students to the skills of structural welding. Students will learn: safety in the work environment, the proper use of hand/power tools, cutting processes including Oxy-Fuel cutting, Plasma-arc cutting, mechanical properties, metallurgy, welding processes including GMAW and SMAW.
Students will learn to weld flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions on multiple material thicknesses in both processes.
Students will learn D1.1 code for structural welding, and will be introduced to weld inspection.
Students will have the opportunity to test for a D9.1 Sheet Metal certification that will qualify from 3/16 inch and thinner.
The program is expanding to include tube bending, notching, and fabrication for the 2017 school year.