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NCCER Updates Welding Curriculum

NCCER updated the fifth edition of its Welding Level 1 and Level 2curriculumm to meet the most current industry standards and align with the American Welding Society’s (AWS) Schools Excelling Through National Skills Education (SENSE) Entry Welder program. Successfully completing Welding Level 1 and Level 2, along with the performance accreditation tasks in the curriculum, prepares trainees to take the AWS SENSE Entry Welder exam.

NCCER’s welding curriculum was revised by subject matter experts from across the country to incorporate the latest methods, technology, tools and techniques. It includes metric conversions, updated photos of new technology and a broadened emphasis on safety. Changes specific to Welding Level 2 include a new training order. In addition, the module “GMAW and FCAW – Plate” was split into two separate modules: “GMAW – Plate” and “FCAW – Plate.”

A printed Instructor’s Copy also is available for the revised welding levels that includes the Trainee Guide, lesson plans and an access code for the Instructor Resource Center. With that code, instructors can download digital versions of lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, module exams, Performance Profiles and more.

The lesson plans include step-by-step instructional outlines, learning objectives, teaching times and tips, safety considerations and equipment lists. The enhanced PowerPoint presentations are fully integrated with the lesson plans and feature new images, key talking points, instructor notes and additional slides with graphics for instructor customizations.

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