Instructor:  Jeremy Frazier
Phone:  304-752-4687, Ext.  2237
Email:  
jfrazier@k12.wv.us

Office Hours:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Courses:
1862 Welding I
1863 Welding II
1864 Welding III
1865 Welding IV

Elective Courses:
1983 – Blueprint Reading and Metallurgy
1989 – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
1987 – Gas Metal Arc Welding

Course Philosophy
The Welding Technology Department’s philosophy is to provide and educate students in as many aspects of the welding industry as possible and to provide them the opportunities to become skilled, successful citizens of the global community. The instructor is committed in providing a safe, industry-standard learning environment that promotes commitment, teamwork, communication skills, strong work ethic and responsibility. Students are encouraged to pursue work in a related field, continuous education and industry related training upon successful graduation from the department. During the senior year SkillsUSA competitions and championships reward students for excellence and keep training relevant to employers’ needs. An important part of the program is the PORTFOLIO. It provides students an experience that actively engages students in reflective exploration of self and to help students to make a smooth transition from high school to their post high school experience with resume development and interview skills.  The goal of this program is not only to produce skilled welding technology workers who are ready to complete the FCAW, GMAW, SMAW and GTAW exams, but to give students the ability to adapt their talents to the ever-changing technologies in the job market.

Program of Study Description:
The Welding Program of Study focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Welding industry. Students will have the opportunity to earn both NCCER certification and the WV Welding Certification for each skill set mastered and be exposed to skills to develop positive work ethics.

Course Descriptions:

1862 Welding I
This course is designed to introduce the student to the knowledge base and technical skills of the Welding industry. Welding I begins with the NCCER Core curriculum which is a prerequisite to all Level I completions. The students will complete modules in Basic Safety; Introduction to Construction Math; Introduction to Hand Tools; Introduction to Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings; Basic Rigging; Basic Communication Skills; Basic Employability Skills; and Introduction to Materials Handling. Students will then begin developing skill sets in the fundamentals of Welding such as Welding Safety; Oxyfuel Cutting; and Plasma Arc Cutting.  Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1863 Welding II
Welding II will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging; Base Metal Preparation; Weld Quality; SMAW‐Equipment and Setup; Shielded Metal Arc Electrodes; SMAW‐Beads and Fillet Welds; Joint Fit Up and Alignment; SMAW‐Groove Welds with Backing; and SMAW‐Open V‐Groove Welds. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1864 Welding III
Welding III will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Welding Symbols; Reading Welding Detail Drawings; Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metals; Preheating and Postheating of Metals; GMAW and FCAW‐Equipment and Filler Metals; and GMAW and FCAW‐Plate. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1865 Welding IV
Welding IV will continue to build student skill sets in areas of GTAW‐Equipment and Filler Metals; and GTAW‐Plate. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organizations, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1983 Blueprint Reading and Metallurgy
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Education Welding Program of Study. Areas of study include drawing fundamentals, sketching and fabricating, basic welding symbols, and properties of metals and alloys. This course is recommended as an Elective in the Welding Program of Study. 

1987 Gas Metal Arc Welding
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Welding Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of introductory knowledge and skills necessary for a career in welding. This course is recommended as an Elective in Metals Technology and Welding.  

1989 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Welding Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of introductory knowledge and skills necessary for a career in welding. This course is recommended as an Elective in Metals Technology and Welding