Pre-Apprenticeship Welder

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Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Academic Upgrading
ATST1010

Description:

This course will prepare students for entry into trades and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply problem-solving strategies, reasoning skills, and mathematical concepts and procedures to solve problems to improve mathematical and communication skills. Relevant topics will be selected for each student from within the major categories of pre-algebra, algebra, measurement, data analysis and geometry/trigonometry. This course will also enable students to strengthen their communication skills in workplace reading and writing.

  • Hours: 60
  • Credits: 4
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Computer Applications
COMP1127

Description:

Students will receive training on computer operating systems (Windows), as well as training on basic word processing and spreadsheets.

  • Hours: 26
  • Credits: 2
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Employment Strategies and Workplace Exposure
ETR1120

Description:

Students will prepare to enter the job market and will be given the opportunity explore a variety of workplaces in this course. Life-long career planning strategies will be the focus including networking, interview and researching skills; developing a personalized resume and cover letter; and understanding current labour market information. They will also develop and enhance skills in teamwork, decision making and goal setting. A variety of workplace tours will be included to increase their knowledge of the trade and industry.

  • Hours: 36
  • Credits: 3
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Trade Calculations
MATH1295

Description:

This course is an application oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes basic mathematical operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. In addition, students will use both the Imperial and International System of Units when solving problems in linear measurement, area, volume and mass. This course is designed to develop a proficiency in mathematics necessary for subsequent courses in Metal Fabrication and Welding Technology.

  • Hours: 39
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Welding I
WELD1017

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the concepts of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes. Theory class will cover the safe setup and working practices of these processes as well as introduce the student to the fundamental concepts involved in each process operation. The shop component will see the student implement safe working practices along with welding skills development. Students will learn about the required equipment and demonstrate proper and safe setup procedures. Instructor demonstrations on the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) processes will be delivered to further introduce welding to the students.

  • Hours: 117
  • Credits: 6
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Welding Industry Health and Safety
WELD1025

Description:

This course will introduce the student to safety and WHMIS as it applies to the welding industry. Potential hazards associated with the major welding processes and how to work safely with these processes will be discussed. The WHMIS system will be introduced to give students a basic understanding of how it applies to the welding trade.

  • Hours: 13
  • Credits: 1
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Introduction to Oxy Fuel
WELD1035

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the concepts of oxy-fuel welding (OFW), brazing (OFB) and cutting (OFC). Theory class will cover the safe setup and working practices of these processes as well as introduce the student to the fundamental concepts involved in each process operation. The shop component will see the student implement safe working practices along with skills development in the area of OFW, OFB, and OFC. Students will learn about the required equipment and demonstrate proper and safe setup procedures.

  • Hours: 39
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Metal Fabrication
WELD1045

Description:

In this course students will be introduced to the concepts of basic metal fabrication methods and principles. Emphasis will be placed on safety and on the proper selection, use and care of hand measuring and power tools. In addition, the student will be operating metal fabrication machines including plate shears, press brake and plate rolls.

  • Hours: 46
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Engineering Drawings I
DRWG1700

Description:

This course will develop interpretation skills for metal fabrication drawings developed using orthographic projection methods. Basic drawing skills will be practiced with drafting tools and freehand sketching as well as a demonstration of CAD software. Additional topics include welded joint design and welding symbols.

  • Hours: 51
  • Credits: 4
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Semi-Automatic Welding Processes I
WELD1270

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: 54
  • Credits: 4
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
WELD1280

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: 69
  • Credits: 5
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Thermal Cutting
WELD1290

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: 27
  • Credits: 2
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Trade Practices
WELD1300

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. The third topic will develop mathematical skills necessary for trade calculations in the welding industry.

  • Hours: 33
  • Credits: 2
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Welding & Fabrication Quality I
WELD1310

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: 27
  • Credits: 2
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Welding Theory I
WELD1320

Description:

The major welding processes will be studied in this course with emphasis on learning the effect, set-up and control of the main welding variables. This knowledge will then be used to assist in developing welding skills in accompanying practical courses. Processes to be studied include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW).

  • Hours: 39
  • Credits: 3
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Level 3

Course Details

Field Placement (Welder)
FPLT1000

Description:

The student will participate in on-the-job training using the apprenticeship training standards for the basic level of their respective trade. Also, the student will apply the skills taught in the in-school portion of the program and demonstrate effective work habits, time management and organizational skills at the work placement.

  • Hours: 280
  • Credits: 10
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Program outcomes

  1. Interpret and prepare drawings and prints.
  2. Interpret weld symbols.
  3. Set up Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) stations.
  4. Apply the principles of operation of GMAW and SMAW parameters.
  5. Perform semi-automatic and SMAW welding on different thicknesses and in different positions.
  6. Apply the principles of operation of thermal cutting and oxy-fuel processes.
  7. Perform heating and cutting operations.
  8. Perform trade calculations.
  9. Work in a team environment with others in ways that contribute to an effective and safe work place following the principles of WHMIS, OHSA and other safe working practices.
  10. Determine fabrication and weld quality.
  11. Study welding theory in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes.
  12. Perform basic metal fabrication techniques.
  13. Be proficient in computer applications.
  14. Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
  15. Plan job strategies, develop interview skills, and effective written and interpersonal communication skills.