Production GMAW Welder
- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2020 / 2021
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the ProgramThe objective of the Production GMAW Welding program is to provide the student with a combination of theory and hands-on training sufficient to prepare them to obtain employment and succeed as a production welder in a manufacturing environment. The program will be comprised of 4 courses totaling 195 hours of classroom and practical instruction. The focus of this vocational program will be welding skills development using the GMAW-SC and GMAW-SP processes on different thicknesses of carbon steel in a variety of positions. In addition to GMAW weld practical skills students will learn engineered drawings (including weld symbols), and GMAW weld theory. They will also prepare for and complete a CWB weld skills test in the flat position.
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Program InformationLength: Twelve-week Certificate program
Location: Brantford (Brantford Airport)
First-Year Capacity: 15
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- Mature students must demonstrate their potential to work at the post-secondary level in one of two ways:
- by successfully completing equivalency testing in English; or
- by completing a program of academic upgrading at a level appropriate to the program of choice.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
Tuition & Fees
Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.
Financial AssistanceFinancial Assistance is not available for this program.
Graduate OpportunitiesGraduates may choose to pursue a position as a production welder or consider an apprenticeship in the welding or metal fabricating industries.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.
Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|DRWG1325||Engineering Drawing Interpretation
Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles and concepts of technical drawings. Emphasis will be placed on basic drafting in orthographic projections, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing, notes, specifications, and welding symbols to prepare the student for the interpretation of welded fabrication engineering drawings.
|WELD1655||Semi-Automatic Welding I
Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process (commonly referred to as "MIG" 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.
|WELD1730||Semi Automatic Welding II
Description: This course will further develop Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills. Students will have additional practice making fillet and groove welds using GMAW-SC and GMAW-SP processes.
Description: This course is designed for experienced welders wanting to prepare for the necessary test plate(s) using the proper techniques in GMAW to obtain a Canadian Welding Bureau ticket.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
- Demonstrate the ability to read weld symbols
- Demonstrate the ability to set-up and maintain GMAW equipment
- Produce welds using GMAW-SP
- Produce welds using GMAW-SC
- Demonstrate the ability to prepare for Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) plate test
Program Advisory CommitteesThe College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.
How to Apply to the ProgramDomestic students complete a program application form.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.
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