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  • Objectives
    The Welding Techniques program provides students with a combination of training at both the technician level and at the apprenticeship level in the welder trade and includes theoretical knowledge and significant practical training for skills development with the major arc welding methods. Emphasis is also placed on the selection and application of welding processes and troubleshooting of welding equipment, enabling the graduate to perform a variety of job functions in the field of welding and related industries.
  • Academic Title
    Welding Techniques Ontario College Certificate
  • 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

    DRWG1490     Engineering Drawing 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

    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

    WELD1620     Welding Orientation and Trade Practices

    Description: The first topic in this course reviews safety topics including potential workplace hazards, precautions and personal protective equipment and safety legislation. The second topic reviews proper application and use of hand, measuring and power tools used for welding and metal fabrication.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    WELD1630     Welding Processes Theory 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

    WELD1640     Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

    Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process, commonly referred to as "stick" welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet welds in all welding positions while groove welds will be produced in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions with a variety of electrode types.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    WELD1650     Semi-Automatic Welding I
    Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (commonly referred to as "MIG" welding) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) (commonly referred to as flux cored welding) processes. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet and groove welds in the flat and horizontal positions with both processes.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    WELD1660     Thermal Cutting and Brazing
    Description: Application and set-up of thermal cutting processes used for the cutting, piercing, bevelling and gouging of various metals will be studied in this course. Hands-on practice will stress safety and quality using the oxy-fuel gas cutting, plasma arc cutting, and air-carbon arc gouging processes.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    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

    DRWG1850     Engineering Drawing II

    Description: This course will build on Blueprint Reading 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: 45
    Credits: 3

    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

    WELD1670     Welding Processes Theory 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

    WELD1680     Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

    Description: This course will further develop Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills with additional practice making fillet and groove welds in all positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    WELD1690     Semi-Automatic Welding II

    Description: This course will further develop Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) skills with additional practice making fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    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

    WELD1710     Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the GTAW process, commonly referred to as "TIG" welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet and groove welds in the flat and horizontal positions on both mild and stainless steels.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

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