Revised Welding Curriculum Now Available

ALACHUA, Fla., Sept. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The fifth edition of NCCER's "Welding" Level 1 and Level 2 curriculum has been updated to continue to meet the most current industry standards. The curriculum aligns with American Welding Society's Schools Excelling through National Skills Education (SENSE) Entry Welder program. Successful completion of "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. Included in the fifth edition are metric conversions, updated photos of new technology and a broadened emphasis on safety. In addition, the curriculum is in full color and features a new instructional design complete with lesson plans, classroom activities and robust PowerPoint presentations. Changes specific to "Welding Level 2" include a new training order and the module "GMAW and FCAW – Plate" was split into two separate modules titled "GMAW – Plate" and "FCAW – Plate."

A printed Instructor's Copy is available for each of the revised levels of "Welding." This book includes the Trainee Guide, comprehensive 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. In turn, the enhanced PowerPoint presentations are fully integrated with the lesson plans and also feature new images, key talking points, instructor notes and additional slides with graphics for instructor customizations.

NCCER develops and publishes its curricula in partnership with leading textbook publisher Pearson. A team of subject matter experts representing industry and academia contribute to the development of training curricula to ensure they meet or exceed industry standards. Individuals who successfully complete these training programs through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials through the NCCER Registry System. NCCER curricula comply with the Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training.

About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

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CONTACT: Jennifer Wilkerson 888.622.3720 x 6908

Source:National Center for Construction Education and Research