Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2008

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Technology Studies

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

2

Last Page

11

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

Abstract

Industrial technology programs around the country must be sensitive to the demands of manufacturing and industry as they continue to replace “vocational” curriculum with high-tech alternatives. This article examines whether or not teaching oxyacetylene welding in the industrial technology classroom is required to learn arc welding processes. The results of this study suggests that there appears to be little impact, in terms of gas metal arc welding skills, associated with removing oxyacetylene welding from the curriculum. Because the gas metal arc welding industry is growing globally and industrial technology curricula are under time constraints that often limit the amount of time devoted to welding, faculty should consider suspending oxy-fuel welding to allow more time in gas metal arc welding instruction.

Comments

This article is from The Journal of Technology Studies, 34, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 2–11.

Copyright Owner

Epsilon Pi Tau

Language

en

Date Available

December 7, 2012

File Format

application/pdf

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