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  • Objectives
    In this unique diploma program you will learn to combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a variety of operational areas such as selection and application of welding processes, troubleshooting of welding equipment, analysis of metallurgical problems in welding and using destructive and non-destructive testing for quality assurance. Also covered are concepts of robotics, industrial electronics and automation and effective communications.
  • Academic Title
    Welding Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    COMP1998     Computer Applications

    Description: This course will introduce students to the use of operating systems and file management, word processing and spreadsheet software programs in order to produce technical documents. The use of search tools for accessing information and online communication will also be studied.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    DRWG1730     Engineering Drawings I
    Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles and concepts of technical drawings. Emphasis will be placed on basic drafting in orthographic projections, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing, notes and specifications, etc., to prepare the student for the interpretation of blueprints. In addition, the student will be introduced to basic computer-aided drafting (CAD).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LIBS1540     Student Success for Higher Learning

    Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1630     Technical Mathematics I
    Description: This course is an applications oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, geometry and statistics to solve technically oriented problems. This course is designed to develop a proficiency in mathematics necessary for subsequent courses in Fabrication, Quality Control, Robotics and Computer Applications. The course covers both vocational (job oriented) and generic skills (written, analytical and problem-solving).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD1350     Welding Processes Applications I

    Description: This practical course provides the student with "hands-on" skills training utilizing various welding processes including, oxy-fuel welding (OFW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) in flat and horizontal positions.
    Hours: 105
    Credits: 7

    WELD1360     Welding Processes Technology I

    Description: This theoretical course will begin with an introduction to welding, health and safety issues, welding history and applications. The next topics will introduce the principles and applications of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process fundamentals.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    Level Two
    COMM1180     Effective Technical Communications I

    Description: Recommended: The course content is based on the assumption that students can demonstrate competency in the use of the English language.

    NOTE: This is course does not qualify for a General Education exemption.

    This level-one course is designed to introduce students to industrial and business communications. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose and effective ordering of ideas for various written communications such as letters and memoranda in the technical environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give an oral presentation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    DRWG1740     Engineering Drawings II

    Description: This course will build on Engineering Drawings I by interpreting fabrication drawings and writing Bill of Materials. Students will work with piece part drawings and assembly drawings to fabrication and welding requirements. Welding symbols and their applications will be studied. In addition, the student will continue to develop computer-aided drafting skills.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: DRWG1730

    ELEC1100     Electrical Fundamentals
    Description: This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles and laws of electricity and the measurement of electrical quantities as required to safely work with and understand the operation of welding equipment and processes. Direct current and alternating current systems will be compared and the basic operation of electrical/electronic devices and simple circuits will be introduced. The student will also be introduced to electrical schematics and electrical symbols.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MATH1440     Technical Mathematics II
    Description: This course is a follow-up to Technical Mathematics I, furthering the student's mathematical skills utilizing trigonometry, statistics, binary numbers and Boolean algebra. The course is designed to enhance problem solving skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1630

    WELD1330     Welding Processes Technology II
    Description: This theoretical course will introduce the principles and applications of the major welding processes, including gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and oxy-fuel welding (OFW). The principles of thermal cutting processes including oxy-fuel cutting, carbon arc gouging and plasma arc cutting are also discussed.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: WELD1360

    WELD1340     Welding Processes Applications II
    Description: This practical course provides the student with advanced "hands-on" skills training utilizing various welding processes including shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), flux cored arc (FCAW) and gas metal arc welding(GMAW) on steel and aluminium in all positions. Additional skills training with the thermal cutting processes including oxy-fuel gas cutting, plasma arc cutting and carbon arc gouging will also be covered.
    Hours: 105
    Credits: 7
    Pre-Requisites: WELD1350

    WELD1700     Welding Quality and Inspection
    Description: Welding quality will be studied from a perspective of defect identification and reviewing cause, effect and corrective actions for various defects. In addition, causes and control methods for warpage and distortion in welded fabrication will also be reviewed.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    Level Three
    MATH2280     Technical Mathematics III

    Description: This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in Technical Mathematics I and II. The topics covered in this course include basic algebra, functional notation and graphical representation, trigonometric functions of any angle, systems of linear equations and determinants, exponents and radicals, and analytic geometry. The course introduces numerous technical applications pertaining to engineering technology and is designed to improve the students' analytical and problem solving skills.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    ROBO2060     Robotic Fundamentals
    Description: This course will introduce industrial robots, how they work and their applications. Robot operation and communication with peripheral equipment will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on effective operation of teach pendants to safely test-run existing programs and to efficiently jog the robot to desired positions to correct existing robot paths.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    WELD2155     Welding Codes And Quality Control
    Description: This course will introduce the quality control concepts as they apply to a welding and fabrication environment. Welding defects will be studied from the point of view of their cause, detection, consequence, and correction. Inspection and testing methods to determine weld dimensional accuracy, structural soundness and mechanical properties are reviewed. In addition, welding codes and standards are examined with emphasis on ASME Section IX and CSA W47.1 and W59. Welding procedure development and documentation, welder testing, and certification to meet code requirements will be studied in depth.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD2160     Metal Fabrication Technology

    Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of basic metal fabrication methods and principles. Emphasis will be placed on safety and on the proper selection, use and care of hand measuring and power tools. In addition, the student will be operating metal fabrication machines including plate shears, press brake and plate rolls.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD2235     Welding Processes Applications III
    Description: This laboratory based course develops proficiency in industrial welding and joining processes. Simulated industrial situations provide the student with welding procedure development experience and a thorough understanding of the operating variables of welding processes including GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, SAW and RSW. The importance of procedural documentation is stressed by requiring written procedures and laboratory reports documenting the process applications.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6

    WELD2250     Welding Processes Technology III

    Description: This course is designed to further enhance the students' knowledge of welding processes as taught in Welding Processes Technology I and II. The major areas of study will include: Arc Welding Power Sources, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Four
    ROBO2040     Robotic Programming

    Description: This course will develop basic robotic programming skills with a variety of robotic systems. Selection of jog system, positional teaching, specifying appropriate motion type and velocity, input/output commands, jumps, labels and counters will be studied for effective robot programming strategies. Safe operation and test running of programs will be emphasized.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD2020     Visual Weld Inspection Applications

    Description: This course includes applications in welding and weldment Visual Inspection (VT). The functions of the visual inspector prior to, during, and after the welding process will be explored. Prior to welding, the student will practice the interpretation of fabrication and piping drawings, the quality planning process including the creation of inspection documentation using CAD technology, dimensional inspection and documentation of incoming material, material and edge preparation, and fit-up inspections. The student will also create weldments that will be submitted to detailed visual inspection and reporting by evaluating the end product against the acceptance criteria.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD2115     Welding Mechanics
    Description: The goal of this course is to relate the study of statics and metallurgy to the mechanics of materials and basic weld joint design and materials selection. The fundamental concepts of stress and strain will be evaluated in common types of welded structures and joints. Elementary theories of beam bending, including the concepts of centroids, and moment of inertia will be introduced. The relationship between welding design codes and the allowable stress in welded connections will be learned through application to practical problems in weld sizing.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD2175     Welding Metallurgy I

    Description: This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to welding metallurgy. The areas of study will include steel making, the structure and properties of plain carbon steel including their testing for mechanical properties. The student will be taught basic metallography which includes specimen preparation and etching. In addition, the student will study phase diagrams, the iron-carbon diagram and the effect of heat input upon a weldment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD2185     NDE Fundamentals

    Description: This course will enable the student to use non-destructive inspection methods to assess the structural integrity of weldments and metals. Lab demonstrations, and extensive practice will enable the student to inspect weldments and interpret test results using the Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle and Ultrasonic testing methods to meet training requirements for CGSB certification. The Radiographic test method will also be studied with emphasis on film interpretation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD2220     Welding Circuits and Controls
    Description: This course will build upon the fundamental knowledge of electrical principles to develop an appreciation of the electrical circuits important to the operation of welding processes. The student will become familiar with industrial electrical power systems, the conversion of electrical power for welding, the measurement of electrical quantities, control interfacing between power sources, wire-feeders, and ancillary equipment, and the troubleshooting of welding circuits. A primary focus of this course will be the development of safe work practices for the purpose of process measurement and troubleshooting, not welding machine repair or installation wiring.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    WELD2245     Welding Processes Applications IV

    Description: This laboratory based course further develops proficiency in industrial welding and joining processes. Simulated industrial situations provide the student with welding procedure development experience and a thorough understanding of the operating variables of welding processes including GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, SAW and RSW. The importance of procedural documentation is stressed by requiring written procedures and laboratory reports documenting the process applications.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD2260     Welding Processes Technology IV
    Description: This course is designed to further enhance the students' knowledge of welding processes as taught in Welding Processes Technology I, II and III. The major areas of study will include: Submerged Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Plasma Arc Welding, Plasma Cutting, Plasma Gouging and Resistance Welding. Other related welding processes such as Stud Welding and Laser Beam Welding will also be studied.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

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