CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 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.

Expand all

Ajax loader

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

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.

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.