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Welding Skills, Processes and Practices for Entry-Level Welders: Book 1 1st Edition

Larry Jeffus, Lawrence Bower

  • Published
  • 331 Pages


Welding: Skills, Processes, and Practices for Entry-Level Welders is an exciting new series that has been designed specifically to support the American Welding Society’s (AWS) SENSE EG2.0 training guidelines. Offered in three volumes, these books are carefully crafted learning tools consisting of theory-based texts that are accompanied by companion lab manuals, and extensive instructor support materials. With a logical organization that closely follows the modular structure of the AWS guidelines, the series will guide readers through the process of acquiring and practicing welding knowledge and skills. For schools already in the SENSE program, or for those planning to join, Welding: Skills, Processes, and Practices for Entry-Level Welders offers a turnkey solution of high quality teaching and learning aids.

Larry Jeffus, Eastfield College (Emeritus)

Larry Jeffus is a welder with over 55 years of welding experience, and he has his own well-equipped welding shop. In his welding career he has passed many welding certification tests in a wide variety of processes, positions, and on many different material types and thicknesses. Larry has provided welding and professional consulting services locally, nationally, and internationally to major corporations, small businesses, government agencies, schools, colleges, and individuals. He is a Life Member of the American Welding Society. Larry Jeffus has over forty years experience as a dedicated classroom teacher and is the author of several Delmar Cengage Learning welding publications. Prior to retiring from teaching, Professor Jeffus taught at Eastfield College, part of the Dallas County Community College District. Since retiring from full-time teaching, he remains very active in the welding community, especially in the field of education. He serves on several welding program technical advisory committees and has visited high school, college, and technical campuses in more than forty states and four foreign countries. Professor Jeffus was selected as Outstanding Post-Secondary Technical Educator in the State of Texas by the Texas Technical Society. Professor Jeffus has served for 12 years as a board member on the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Texas Governor's office where he works to develop a skilled workforce and bring economic development to the state. He served as a member of the Apprenticeship Project Leadership Team where he helped establish apprenticeship training programs for Texas, and he has made numerous trips to Washington lobbying for vocational and technical education. Larry Jeffus holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has completed post graduate studies.

Lawrence Bower, Blackhawk Technical College,

Lawrence Bower is a qualified Welding Inspector and Educator, teaching at Blackhawk Technical College, an AWS SENSE School in Wisconsin. His background as an aerospace welder in the US Navy plus fourteen years at United Airlines make him a valuable contributor to the book.
  • Produced in close collaboration with experienced instructors from established SENSE programs to maximize the alignment of the content with SENSE guidelines
  • Assists learners to produce workmanship samples that meet AWS’s specifications for welder performance qualification.
  • Hundreds of four-color figures, diagrams and tight shots of actual welds guide beginners to an understanding of the most widely used welding processes
  • Coverage of Key Indicators from AWS is indicated in the margin by a torch symbol and a numerical reference.
  • Instructor resource CD-ROM provides a turnkey solution, including answers to review questions, a helpful set of customizable model lesson plans, a dynamic computerized test bank with hundreds of test questions, PowerPoint presentations, and an image library featuring high quality photos from the text to help customize PowerPoint slides
1. Introduction to Welding.
2. Safety in Welding.
3. Drawing & Welding Symbol Interpretation and Fabrication.
4. Fabrication.
5. Welding Codes, Standards, and Cost.
6. Flame Cutting
7. Plasma Arc Cutting.
8. Related Cutting Processes.
9. Testing and Inspection of Welds.
10. Welder Certification.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133483585
  • ISBN-13: 9781133483588
  • STARTING AT $15.49

  • ISBN-10: 1435427882
  • ISBN-13: 9781435427884
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $90.00
  • RETAIL $119.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor Resources

ISBN: 9781435498563
The Instructor Resources CD contains answers to the end of chapter review questions and an Image Gallery containing images from the text.