Welding Engineering Technology - Inspection (Optional Co-op)
Program DetailsCredential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma
This three-year advanced diploma program prepares students with training in both welding inspection and quality assurance. Metallurgical analysis, destructive testing of welds and non-destructive evaluation methods for quality control and assurance are all covered in detail. Students combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a variety of operational areas such as selection and application of welding processes, troubleshooting of welding equipment, and the operation of welding robotics and automation. All theoretical training is supported by extensive hands-on experience in well-equipped welding and metal-testing laboratories.
Graduates are well-prepared for employment opportunities in a wide variety of industries including automotive manufacturing, pressure vessel & piping, power generation, technical sales, and non-destructive testing and inspection.
Student AvailabilityConestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.
Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
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Work Term CapabilitiesIt is expected that due to the longer period of time with the employer, students will be given progressive responsibility and/or exposure to new challenges as their skills develop.
Work Terms I - IV
- Communicate information effectively to individuals and groups by applying common communication principles in written, graphic, and oral forms
- Prepare formal and informal reports
- Research, evaluate, test, and recommend welding and metal fabrication processes, equipment, and consumables
- Interpret welding codes, standards, and specifications, develop conforming welding procedure specifications, and work instructions
- Program, maintain, and troubleshoot welding and related equipment, processes
- Evaluate, select, program, and use positioning, automation, and robotic devices as applied to common welding processes and applications
- Select, assess, and test (using analytical, destructive, and non-destructive inspection techniques) materials, structures, and weld joints to assure compliance with physical and metallurgical requirements
- Integrate the science and best practices associated with welding inspection, to assess product compliance and make recommendations
Sample Job TitlesWelding Technologist, NDE Technologist, Welding QA/QC, Welding Inspector, Metallurgical Laboratory Technologist
Program CoursesTo see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.
Wage DataConestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.
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