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2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Welding II (8673/36 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.

Working with Documents and Drawings

  1. Interpret elements of a drawing or sketch.
  2. Interpret welding symbol information.
  3. Convert metric or imperial system measurements to and from U.S. system customary (standard) measurements.
  4. Calculate dimensions from a drawing with incomplete dimensions.
  5. Interpret elements of a drawing or sketch.
  6. Fabricate simple parts from a drawing or a sketch.

Demonstrating Machine Oxyfuel Gas Cutting (OFC Track Burner)

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

Demonstrating Carbon Arc Cutting (CAC-A)

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

Demonstrating Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

  1. Describe the theories behind GTAW.
  2. Perform safety inspections of all equipment and accessories.
  3. Identify minor external repairs to all equipment and accessories.
  4. Set up for GTAW operations and base metal preparation on ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
  5. Operate GTAW equipment.
  6. Perform 1F and 2F fillet welds on various materials.
  7. Perform 1G-groove welds on carbon steel, limited thickness.
  8. Perform 1F–2F welds on aluminum.
  9. Perform 1G welds on aluminum.
  10. Perform 1F–2F welds on stainless steel.
  11. Perform 1G–2G welds on stainless steel.

Demonstrating Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

  1. Perform single-pass fillet welds, all positions, on carbon steel.
  2. Perform groove welds, all positions, on carbon steel, limited thickness.

Demonstrating Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

  1. Perform groove welds, all positions, on carbon steel, limited thickness, using various modes of transfer.

Demonstrating Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW-G)

  1. Make groove welds, all positions, on carbon steel, limited thickness, using various modes of transfer.
  2. Perform single and multi-pass pass welds, all positions, on carbon steel, limited thickness.

Demonstrating Manual Oxyfuel Gas Cutting (OFC)

  1. Perform shape-cutting operations on carbon steel.
  2. Perform bevel-cutting operations on plain carbon steel.
  3. Remove weld metal from plain carbon steel, using weld washing techniques.

Demonstrating Visual Examination

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