Welding Techniques Curriculum

Apply in early October 2021 for January 2023

See curriculum for: January 2022 September 2022
Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 09, 2023
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
WTQ
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,327.62 per semester*
International:
$8,321.26 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

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

Semester 1

COMM 201
Units/ Hours: 45

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.

COMP 370
Units/ Hours: 30

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.

MECH 380
Units/ Hours: 15

This course will introduce students to the common hand and power tools used in the welding and fabrication trades. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding of the safe operation and proper use of these hand and power tools.

CNST 159
Units/ Hours: 45

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.

MATH 153
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will enable students to develop and enhance foundational mathematical concepts while advancing their numeracy skills important in various Trades, such as Welding and Carpentry. It is designed to prepare students for success in Trades Calculations I.

MECH 252
Units/ Hours: 30

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.

MECH 382
Units/ Hours: 45

This entry level course will introduce students to the semi-automatic welding processes. The course will include topics such as welding safety, equipment set-up and maintenance, operation, and introductory level welding skills with a focus on the gas metal arc welding process (GMAW) on carbon steel. The student will be assessed on theoretical as well as practical skills demonstrating an ability to safely operate a semi-automatic welding process.

Co-Requisites
MECH 383
Units/ Hours: 45

This entry level course will introduce students to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. The course will include topics such as welding safety, equipment set-up and maintenance, operation, and introductory level welding skills with a variety of welding electrodes on carbon steel. The student will be assessed on theoretical as well as practical skills demonstrating an ability to safely operate the SMAW process.

Co-Requisites
MECH 381
Units/ Hours: 45

This entry level course will introduce students to the oxyfuel welding, brazing and cutting processes as well as the plasma arc cutting process. The course will include topics such as welding safety, equipment set-up and maintenance, operation and introductory level welding and brazing skills with the oxyfuel process as well as cutting skills with oxyfuel and plasma arc processes. The student will be assessed on theoretical as well as practical skills demonstrating an ability to safely operate oxyfuel brazing, welding and cutting and plasma cutting processes.

Co-Requisites

Semester 2

CNST 162
Units/ Hours: 45

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.

Pre-Requisites
MECH 261
Units/ Hours: 45

This entry level course will introduce students to the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. The course will cover welding safety, equipment set-up and maintenance, operation, and introductory level welding skills with the GTAW process on carbon steel in the flat and horizontal positions. The student will be assessed on practical skills demonstrating an ability to safely operate the GTAW process and produce welds in the flat and horizontal positions on carbon steel.

Pre-Requisites
MECH 400
Units/ Hours: 60

This course builds on practical applications covered in Semi-Automatic Processes I. Students will perform fillet and groove welds using the gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW) and metal cored arc welding (MCAW) processes on carbon steel in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. The student will be assessed on their ability to produce welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions on carbon steel.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
MECH 300
Units/ Hours: 45

This course builds on practical applications covered in SMAW I. Students will perform fillet and groove welds using the SMAW process on carbon steel in the flat and horizontal positions. The student will be assessed on their ability to produce welds in the flat and horizontal positions on carbon steel. Students are provided with an opportunity to earn a CSA W47.1 standard welding ticket in an approved process of their choice.

Pre-Requisites
CNST 165
Units/ Hours: 15

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.

Pre-Requisites
MATH 130
Units/ Hours: 45

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 trades courses and program areas.

MECH 258
Units/ Hours: 30

This theoretical course will cover the fundamentals for processes such as FCAW, MCAW, GTAW, SAW, PAW and their respective components and consumables. An entry level understanding to metallurgy, the steel making process, welding codes and standards, weld faults and inspection processes will also be covered.

Units/ Hours: 45

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