Ontario College Certificate in Welding Techniques Curriculum
Vocational Learning Outcomes
- Perform work responsibly and safely in compliance with applicable regulations and standards
- Perform trade-related mathematical calculations and technical measurements using appropriate tools and devices.
- Interpret prints, engineering drawings, fabricating instructions and welding symbols to complete welding projects according to specifications.
- Perform safe set-up, operation, and maintenance of Oxyfuel Gas Cutting/Gouging equipment, Plasma Arc Cutting/Gouging equipment, and Carbon Arc Gouging equipment.
- Perform a variety of basic welding applications and post weld operations required in fabricating and manufacturing products or structures.
- Use basic destructive testing and non-destructive testing methods to determine weld defects.
- Adhere to industry-approved standards set out by relevant codes, legislation, and specifications.
- Describe the various elements of weld quality.
- Fabricate shop projects using engineering drawings.
- Create patterns and templates for a variety of shapes.
- Apply sustainable practices in the welding industry
Courses and Descriptions
Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.
This course covers the use of operating systems and how to utilize the internet to generate professional reports and quotations. Students will develop the skills and abilities to produce technical and business reports used in the industry. Using relevant computer applications, students will learn to apply systematic record keeping processes used for operating a small business.
This course has been designed for students entering trades and technology programs. The course will cover current legislation (O.H.S.A.) and health and safety procedures used in the industry. Students will obtain fundamental level safety certification in WHMIS, Fall Protection, Confined Space Identification, and Hoisting and Rigging.The theory for this course will be offered online and the application component will offered onsite.
This course provides students with basic knowledge and skills used to interpret architectural drawings. Students will develop drawing layouts and plans using various symbols specific to various trades. An emphasis will be placed on developing the learner's ability to visualize three dimensional objects from two dimensional orthographic drawings.
This course builds on practical applications covered in Welding Processes and Practices. Students are provided with the opportunity to perform fillet welds using SMAW in accordance with government health and safety standards, manufacturers recommendations and approved industry standards. Students are provided with the opportunity to be assessed in the 1F,2F,3F, and 4F positions.
This course will enable students to apply specific trade related mathematical concepts and acquire foundational skills important in the fields of Construction, Welding, Plumbing, Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning. It is designed to complement and reinforce learning within other first semester courses and program areas.
This theoretical course will expand on the topics covered in Preparing for Welding Processes & Practices. Students will be able to set up welding equipment,choose appropriate consumables and apply various welding processesin accordance with industry standards.
This course provides students with an opportunity to practice the fundamental processes of welding. Welding processes covered in this course include OFW, SMAW, GMAW and oxy-fuel cutting. In addition, students will apply techniques in fusion welding, brazing and cutting. Students will apply safe handling procedures for the use of potentially dangerous equipment in accordance with industry standards.
This course will introduce students to engineering blue prints, technical drawings, welding specifications, and welding symbols utilized to detail various weld requirements. Students will interpret simple joints, line types, weld types or cuts specified in a technical drawing and use this information to setup and perform layout details as per drawings.
This course builds on practical applications covered in Welding Processes and Practices. Students are provided with the opportunity to perform fillet and grove welds using GMAW &FCAW in accordance with government health and safety standards, manufacturer's recommendations and approved industry standards. Students are provided with an opportunity to be assessed to the CSA W47.1 standards in the 1F, 2F and 1G, 2G positions.
This course builds on practical applications covered in Welding Processes and Practices. Students are provided with the opportunity to perform fillet and grove welds using GTAW in 1F, 2F and 1G, 2G positions in accordance with government health and safety standards, manufacturer's recommendations and approved industry standards.
This course builds on practical applications covered in SMAW I. Students are provided with the opportunity to perform fillet and groove welds using SMAW in accordance with government health and safety standards, manufacturer's recommendations and approved industry standards. Students are provided with an opportunity to be assessed to the CSA W47.1 standard in 1GF, 2GF and be introduced to 3GF positions.
This course introduces students to the process of developing a professional portfolio. Students will be encouraged to document their learning and archive their applied experience throughout the program. The professional portfolio is the capstone project required for all students in the trades and technology programs. Students will assemble written, graphic and/or video evidence demonstrating the skills and abilities acquired through their program of study.
This course will enable students to apply specific trade related mathematical concepts and acquire foundation skills important in the fields of Construction, Welding and Plumbing. The material covered in this course builds on the material covered in Trades Calculations I.
This theoretical course will expand on the topics covered in Welding Fundamentals I. Topics covered in this course include the fundamentals of FCAW, MCAW and GTAW Plasma and Arc cutting/gouging processes and their respective components and consumables. An introduction to metallurgy, weld faults and inspection processes will also be introduced.
This course is designed for students who will work in an industrial setting. The course takes a broad look at environmental issues relating to industrial practices. In some cases, technical details of recovery/recycling processes are covered. Topics include industry's effect on and remediation of natural resources such as water, air, soil, and biotic life. New approaches by industry toward sustainability and waste management are also included.