The courses are designated for Professional Development of Welding Educators teaching secondary and post-secondary welding programs. The descriptions of the training modules are listed below:
“Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Commercial Alloys” course covers the concepts and fundamentals of atomic structure, grain structure, heat flow, phase transformations, welding metallurgy, and the weldability of ferrous and non-ferrous commercial alloys. Laboratory work consists of welding metallurgy investigation on the welded samples and weldability testing for specific applications.
“Cutting and Joining Processes” course covers the basics and
principles of major joining and cutting processes. Advantages,
disadvantages, equipment, consumables, techniques and variables for each
process are discussed. Applications, criteria for consumable selection
and how to establish process parameters are emphasized. Laboratory work
involves equipment set up and operating of the welding and cutting
equipment for specific applications.
“Design for Welding, Fabrication, Assembly and Robotic Welding” course
covers the concepts and fundamentals of the design for welding, fabrication,
assembly and robotic welding. Laboratory work consists of case studies using
standard design equations to determine the behavior of welded materials, part
processing and optimization of fabrication, design considerations for work
holding and manipulating equipment, and the programming and operating robots
for GMAW welding.
“Weld Quality and Inspection, Welding Codes, Specifications and
Safety” course covers the of concepts and fundamentals,of the weld
quality and inspection methods, welding codes, specifications and
safety. Laboratory work consists of setting up and operating the
instruments and equipment for identification and characterization of
weld discontinuities and defects.
The qualification and certification standards for entry
level welders and welding technicians as established by The American
Welding Society will be covered in all four modules.
“Laser Welding” course covers the concepts and fundamentals of laser
welding technology. Covers basic optics, laser welding systems and
welding process optimization, and metallurgy of laser welds. Laboratory
work consists of case studies that will involve optimization of laser
welding equipment and identification and characterization of weld
discontinuities and defects.
“Instructional Design & Teaching Strategies for Welding Instruction course covers development of a welding program from needs assessment through curriculum development, and teaching strategies to development and evaluation of student achievement. The module content includes welding program development, writing program and course objectives, use of advisory committees, curriculum development, learning theory, teaching methods, learning styles, laboratory teaching, organization, and assignment development, and evaluation methods.