Welding Engineering Technician - Robotics (Optional Co-op)

About the Program

This unique 2-year program prepares you to enter the workplace with exceptional welding skills that employers are seeking. There is an identified gap in the workforce for qualified graduates needed to operate and troubleshoot robotic welding systems while having maintenance, welding and robotic programming knowledge. This program is aimed at motivated individuals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in manufacturing automation. You will earn a Welding Engineering Technician - Robotics diploma and will acquire comprehensive welding skills through hands-on practical labs, using the latest equipment. You will create and read blueprints and gain an understanding of metals and their characteristics, complemented by solid welding automation knowledge and welding robot programming. Safe work practices and practical experience in weld inspection methods are also covered. The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2020 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge - Fountain Street
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 30

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Applying to the Co-op Stream

Co-op Information

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

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Co-op Program Fees

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Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will have the ability to operate and troubleshoot automated and robotic welding systems and optimize the actual welding process parameters.

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 Transfer

Conestoga 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. 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. 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.

Program Courses

Non Co-op Course Details (1502)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1220 Computer Applications

Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use PC-based software. The learner will use Windows commands to manipulate files. The learner will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet, CAD and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1497 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.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1455 Trade Calculations I

Description: This course is an applications 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 System International 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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1360 Welding Process Theory I

Description: This theoretical course will begin with an introduction to welding, health and safety issues, welding history and applications. The next topics will introduce the principles and applications of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process fundamentals.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1645 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

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: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1660 Thermal Cutting and Brazing

Description: In this course, the student will be introduced to the safe set-up and use of thermal cutting processes for the cutting, piercing, beveling and gouging of various metals. Theoretical study and hands-on practice will stress safety and quality using oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing, plasma arc cutting, and air-carbon arc cutting and gouging processes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
DRWG1855 CAD for Fabrication Technology

Description: In this course the student will be introduced to computer-aided drafting (CAD) and create piece part and assembly drawings of welded fabrications. The application of welding symbols and the writing of Bills of Materials will also be included in the course.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1497
CoRequisites:

MATH1485 Trade Calculations II

Description: This course is a follow-up to Technical Calculations I, furthering the student's ability to solve trade-related mathematical problems utilizing algebra and trigonometry. The course is designed to enhance problem solving skills. In this course, students will be provided with a practical working knowledge in solving trade-related mathematical problems. The course covers both vocational (job oriented) and generic skills (written, analytical and problem-solving).
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MATH1455
CoRequisites:

WELD1670 Welding Processes Theory II

Description: This theoretical course will introduce the principles and applications of the major welding processes, including gas metal arc welding (GMAW), metal cored arc welding (MCAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW) as well as the gas tungsten arc welding process (GTAW). In addition, the student will be introduced to the basic filler metals and shielding gases used with these major welding processes.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WELD1360
CoRequisites:

WELD1680 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Description: This course will further develop Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills with additional practice making fillet and groove welds in all positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: WELD1645
CoRequisites:

WELD1695 Semi-Automatic Welding II

Description: This course will further develop Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills and introduce the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) processes. Students will have additional practice making fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD1655
CoRequisites:

WELD1700 Welding Quality and Inspection

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: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1715 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the GTAW process, commonly referred to as "TIG" welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions on both mild steel and aluminum materials.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1950 Introduction to Metal Fabrication

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student 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, drilling machines, and the press brake
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1497
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
CNTR3090 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

Description: This course introduces how to program and configure programmable logic controller (PLCs) to control automated systems. Both proprietary PLC systems and the IEC 61131-3 systems are studied. Ladder Logic programming language is introduced and mostly utilized from simple Boolean logic programs to structured programs with function calls and interrupts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG2230 CAD/CAM for Fabrication Technology I

Description: “In this course the student will continue to develop computer-aided design (CAD) skills for welded fabrications. Through the introduction of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, the student will be introduced to methods of importing and modifying CAD files for use on industrial fabrication machinery. The student will be introduced to concepts of job nesting and optimization, basic software output reports and manipulation of the cutting or forming sequences.”
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1855
CoRequisites:

MATH2310 Trade Calculations III

Description: This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in Trade Calculations I & II and is designed to enhance problem solving skills. Students will apply mathematical knowledge to solving practical problems in trades science, welding quality assurance, metal fabrication shop operations, and cost estimating.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MATH1485
CoRequisites:

ROBO2040 Robotic Programming

Description: This course will develop basic robotic programming skills with a variety of robotic systems. Selection of jog system, positional teaching, specifying appropriate motion type and velocity, input/output commands, jumps, labels and counters will be studied for effective robot programming strategies. Safe operation and test running of programs will be emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ROBO2060
CoRequisites:

ROBO2060 Robotic Fundamentals

Description: This course will introduce industrial robots, how they work and their applications. Robot operation and communication with peripheral equipment will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on effective operation of teach pendants to safely test-run existing programs and to efficiently jog the robot to desired positions to correct existing robot paths.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2550 Automated Welding Processes

Description: This laboratory based course develops proficiency in industrial welding and joining processes. Simulated industrial situations provide the student with welding procedure development experience and a thorough understanding of the operating variables of welding processes including GMAW, MCAW, SAW and RSW. The importance of procedural documentation is stressed by requiring written procedures and laboratory reports documenting the process applications.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
DRWG2250 CAD/CAM for Fabrication Technology II

Description: In this course the student will continue to develop computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) skills for fabrication operations. The student will apply CAD/CAM knowledge to real-world fabrication projects. An introduction to three-dimensional, feature-based modeling will develop the skills required to sketch practical fabricated components and to generate templates and flat patterns automatically for manipulation within cutting or forming sequences.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG2230
CoRequisites:

IFME3045 Hydraulics And Pneumatics

Description: In this course, students will gain familiarity with hydraulic components operation and applications, design of hydraulic circuits, pressure relief valves, single/double acting cylinder, restrictions, flow metering, pressure compensated flow control valves, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic symbology, hydraulic power unit, directional control valves, and check valves. Also included are compressed air production and preparation, operation and application of pneumatic components, standard pneumatic symbology, pneumatic working elements, directional control valves, pressure and flow control valves, basic logic circuits, pneumatic timer and pressure sequence valve.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ROBO3090 Robotic Welding Programming

Description: This course will allow students to develop basic robotic programming skills with a variety of robotic systems. Selection of jog system, positional teaching, specifying appropriate motion type and velocity, input/output commands, jumps, labels and counters are covered for effective robot programming strategies. Safe operation and test running of programs are also emphasized.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2225 Welding Circuits and Controls

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles and laws of electricity and the measurement of electrical quantities as required safely working with and understanding the operation of welding equipment and processes. The student will become familiar with industrial electrical power systems, the conversion of electrical power for welding, the measurement of electrical quantities, control interfacing between power sources, wire-feeders, and ancillary equipment, and the troubleshooting of welding circuits. A primary focus of this course will be the development of safe work practices in the welding lab for the purpose of process measurement and troubleshooting, not welding machine repair or installation wiring.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2515 Metal Fabrication Materials and Quality

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of metallurgy and the selection of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys commonly used in the metal fabrication industry. The identification of base metals, alloy numbering systems, and the selection of welding filler metals to meet welding specification requirements will be included. A working knowledege of welding codes and standards will be included along with an introduction to the common methods for weld testing and evaluation. Laboratory activities will included demonstrations and some hands-on with the various destructive and non-destructive testing methods for welds.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD1700
CoRequisites:

WELD3300 Welding Robotic Maintenance

Description: This course will focus on troubleshooting automated systems, and the integration of mechanical systems with sensors, programing circuits, and NC and PLC controls.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Optional Co-op Course Details (1502C)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1220 Computer Applications

Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use PC-based software. The learner will use Windows commands to manipulate files. The learner will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet, CAD and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1497 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.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1455 Trade Calculations I

Description: This course is an applications 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 System International 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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1360 Welding Process Theory I

Description: This theoretical course will begin with an introduction to welding, health and safety issues, welding history and applications. The next topics will introduce the principles and applications of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process fundamentals.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1645 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

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: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1660 Thermal Cutting and Brazing

Description: In this course, the student will be introduced to the safe set-up and use of thermal cutting processes for the cutting, piercing, beveling and gouging of various metals. Theoretical study and hands-on practice will stress safety and quality using oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing, plasma arc cutting, and air-carbon arc cutting and gouging processes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CEPR1020 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for their future careers. Students will familiarize themselves with the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace regarding social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and examine available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for co-op eligibility.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1855 CAD for Fabrication Technology

Description: In this course the student will be introduced to computer-aided drafting (CAD) and create piece part and assembly drawings of welded fabrications. The application of welding symbols and the writing of Bills of Materials will also be included in the course.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1497
CoRequisites:

MATH1485 Trade Calculations II

Description: This course is a follow-up to Technical Calculations I, furthering the student's ability to solve trade-related mathematical problems utilizing algebra and trigonometry. The course is designed to enhance problem solving skills. In this course, students will be provided with a practical working knowledge in solving trade-related mathematical problems. The course covers both vocational (job oriented) and generic skills (written, analytical and problem-solving).
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MATH1455
CoRequisites:

WELD1670 Welding Processes Theory II

Description: This theoretical course will introduce the principles and applications of the major welding processes, including gas metal arc welding (GMAW), metal cored arc welding (MCAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW) as well as the gas tungsten arc welding process (GTAW). In addition, the student will be introduced to the basic filler metals and shielding gases used with these major welding processes.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WELD1360
CoRequisites:

WELD1680 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Description: This course will further develop Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills with additional practice making fillet and groove welds in all positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: WELD1645
CoRequisites:

WELD1695 Semi-Automatic Welding II

Description: This course will further develop Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills and introduce the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) processes. Students will have additional practice making fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD1655
CoRequisites:

WELD1700 Welding Quality and Inspection

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: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1715 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the GTAW process, commonly referred to as "TIG" welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions on both mild steel and aluminum materials.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1950 Introduction to Metal Fabrication

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student 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, drilling machines, and the press brake
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1497
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
CNTR3090 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

Description: This course introduces how to program and configure programmable logic controller (PLCs) to control automated systems. Both proprietary PLC systems and the IEC 61131-3 systems are studied. Ladder Logic programming language is introduced and mostly utilized from simple Boolean logic programs to structured programs with function calls and interrupts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG2230 CAD/CAM for Fabrication Technology I

Description: “In this course the student will continue to develop computer-aided design (CAD) skills for welded fabrications. Through the introduction of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, the student will be introduced to methods of importing and modifying CAD files for use on industrial fabrication machinery. The student will be introduced to concepts of job nesting and optimization, basic software output reports and manipulation of the cutting or forming sequences.”
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1855
CoRequisites:

MATH2310 Trade Calculations III

Description: This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in Trade Calculations I & II and is designed to enhance problem solving skills. Students will apply mathematical knowledge to solving practical problems in trades science, welding quality assurance, metal fabrication shop operations, and cost estimating.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MATH1485
CoRequisites:

ROBO2040 Robotic Programming

Description: This course will develop basic robotic programming skills with a variety of robotic systems. Selection of jog system, positional teaching, specifying appropriate motion type and velocity, input/output commands, jumps, labels and counters will be studied for effective robot programming strategies. Safe operation and test running of programs will be emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ROBO2060
CoRequisites:

ROBO2060 Robotic Fundamentals

Description: This course will introduce industrial robots, how they work and their applications. Robot operation and communication with peripheral equipment will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on effective operation of teach pendants to safely test-run existing programs and to efficiently jog the robot to desired positions to correct existing robot paths.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2550 Automated Welding Processes

Description: This laboratory based course develops proficiency in industrial welding and joining processes. Simulated industrial situations provide the student with welding procedure development experience and a thorough understanding of the operating variables of welding processes including GMAW, MCAW, SAW and RSW. The importance of procedural documentation is stressed by requiring written procedures and laboratory reports documenting the process applications.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
COOP3390 Co-op Work Term (Welding Engineering Technician Robotics)

Description: This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students' awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CEPR1020
CoRequisites:

Level 5
DRWG2250 CAD/CAM for Fabrication Technology II

Description: In this course the student will continue to develop computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) skills for fabrication operations. The student will apply CAD/CAM knowledge to real-world fabrication projects. An introduction to three-dimensional, feature-based modeling will develop the skills required to sketch practical fabricated components and to generate templates and flat patterns automatically for manipulation within cutting or forming sequences.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG2230
CoRequisites:

IFME3045 Hydraulics And Pneumatics

Description: In this course, students will gain familiarity with hydraulic components operation and applications, design of hydraulic circuits, pressure relief valves, single/double acting cylinder, restrictions, flow metering, pressure compensated flow control valves, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic symbology, hydraulic power unit, directional control valves, and check valves. Also included are compressed air production and preparation, operation and application of pneumatic components, standard pneumatic symbology, pneumatic working elements, directional control valves, pressure and flow control valves, basic logic circuits, pneumatic timer and pressure sequence valve.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ROBO3090 Robotic Welding Programming

Description: This course will allow students to develop basic robotic programming skills with a variety of robotic systems. Selection of jog system, positional teaching, specifying appropriate motion type and velocity, input/output commands, jumps, labels and counters are covered for effective robot programming strategies. Safe operation and test running of programs are also emphasized.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2225 Welding Circuits and Controls

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles and laws of electricity and the measurement of electrical quantities as required safely working with and understanding the operation of welding equipment and processes. The student will become familiar with industrial electrical power systems, the conversion of electrical power for welding, the measurement of electrical quantities, control interfacing between power sources, wire-feeders, and ancillary equipment, and the troubleshooting of welding circuits. A primary focus of this course will be the development of safe work practices in the welding lab for the purpose of process measurement and troubleshooting, not welding machine repair or installation wiring.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2515 Metal Fabrication Materials and Quality

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of metallurgy and the selection of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys commonly used in the metal fabrication industry. The identification of base metals, alloy numbering systems, and the selection of welding filler metals to meet welding specification requirements will be included. A working knowledege of welding codes and standards will be included along with an introduction to the common methods for weld testing and evaluation. Laboratory activities will included demonstrations and some hands-on with the various destructive and non-destructive testing methods for welds.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD1700
CoRequisites:

WELD3300 Welding Robotic Maintenance

Description: This course will focus on troubleshooting automated systems, and the integration of mechanical systems with sensors, programing circuits, and NC and PLC controls.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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