Welding Techniques


Course List

Term 1

WEL-1001: Welding Theory I

In this course, students review and develop their knowledge in welding safety, Shielded Metal Arc Welding Equipment/Electrodes, Oxy-fuel cutting, brazing and braze welding. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to describe the functions and controls of welding power sources in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturer's recommendations and approved industry standards.

WEL-1018: Welding Processes I

This course is designed to deliver the technical knowledge and techniques for the beginner in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process and basic Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting (OFW/OFC) process. Shop safety will be an essential role and will focus skills towards continuing onto WEL-2028, Practical Weld Processes II. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to perform fillet and groove welding with SMAW and OFW in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturer's recommendations and approved industry standards with a focus of meeting or exceeding the testing requirements of CSA W47-1-2FG position regarding weld quality.

WEL-1023: Fitting and Layout I

In this course, students use blueprints to accurately layout and fit projects using metal. Students develop their knowledge of procedures involved in assembling projects with multiple parts and expand their skills through the use of various tools. Upon successful completion, students will be able to perform safe set-up and shut down operation and correction of common cutting faults in Oxy-fuel Cutting, Plasma Arc cutting and Carbon Arc Cutting with Air (gouging) following industry standards.

WEL-1133: GMAW Processes

In this course, students develop basic welding skills with the semi-automatic welding process including Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW). Students will produce fillet welds in the 1-3 (flat, horizontal and vertical) positions. Upon successful completion, the student is able to describe the fundamentals, construction features, selection process and consumables of the semi-automatic process.

MEC-1713: Metallurgy

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to welding metallurgy. The areas of study will include the structure and properties of plain carbon steel including testing for mechanical properties. The student will be taught basic metallography which includes specimen preparation and examination. In addition the student will study thermal equilibrium diagrams, isothermal transformation diagrams, the iron-carbon diagram and the effect of heat input upon a weldment. This course is designed to give the student an understanding of weld metallurgy. The knowledge obtained is considered as background for further metallurgy courses at Conestoga College for those students pursing the second year of the Welding Techniques Program. For other students, the course is designed to give a basic background of welding metallurgy in preparation as a welder.

MTH-1503: Applied Mathematics

This course gives the learner the basic mathematical concepts and applications needed for subsequent technical courses. The learner uses arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry to solve technical problems.

ENG-1302: Fundamental Communications for Technology

This course is designed to improve students' writing skills by focusing on mechanics, sentence structure, spelling, technical writing style, and lab/procedure report writing.

Term 2

WEL-2021: Welding Theory II

In this course, students review and develop their knowledge in the Shielded Metal Arc process in more depth, along with gaining basic knowledge of the Submerged Arc Welding process (SAW).

WEL-2028: Welding Processes II

This course is a continuation of the WEL-1018, Welding Processes I, It is expected in this course that the students will apply their basic fundamental knowledge to enhance their welding skills. It is also expected that the students will be ready to qualify for their CWB tickets up to the "all position plate" depending on how they apply themselves. (Additional fees are required for testing)

WEL-2403: Practical Welding Processes (Open Root)

WEL-2113: GTAW Processes

This course develops the student with knowledge and manipulative skills in welding common joints in the flat, horizontal and vertical position using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Pipe welding using the GTAW process will also be introduced.

BPR-1513: Blueprint Interpretation and Drawing

This course develops the student's ability to communicate through engineering drawing and sketching. Welders require the ability to sketch, read, and interpret engineering drawings and schematics. These skills are necessary in order to comply with drawing standards and specifications while welding and fabricating. Topics in this course include sketching orthographic and isometric views, dimensioning, the title block and drawing notes. In addition, section views, detail and assembly drawings will be examined including bill of materials. Structural steel shapes and piping will be explored with respect to welding symbols and project drawings.

JSS-1001: Job Search and Success

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how to conduct a job search and how to succeed in the work place. This includes self-reflection, effectively designing a cover letter and resume, online job searches utilizing social media, behavioural based interviewing as well as marketing oneself effectively in a job interview. Job safety, successful work strategies and harassment and discrimination plan of action is also discussed.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

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