Welding Engineering Technician - Robotics
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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Computer Applications
COMP1723

Description:

This introductory course will enable the students to effectively use PC-based software used in industry and the Learning Management System (LMS) at Conestoga College.  The students will explore the D2L system be able to use course shells' content. In addition, basic to intermediate Microsoft Windows topics are covered, to view, download, and manipulate files.  Microsoft Office programs for email, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation are used for effective communication and preparation of documentation.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Drawing Interpretation
DRWG1497

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:
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Trade Calculations I
MATH1455

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
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Welding Process Theory I
WELD1360

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
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
WELD1645

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:
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Semi-Automatic Welding I
WELD1655

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:
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Thermal Cutting and Brazing
WELD1660

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:
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Level 2

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR1020

Description:

This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Coop Advisor. 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 these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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CAD for Fabrication Technology
DRWG1855

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
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Trade Calculations II
MATH1485

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
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Welding Processes Theory II
WELD1670

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
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
WELD1680

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
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Semi-Automatic Welding II
WELD1695

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
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Welding Quality and Inspection
WELD1700

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:
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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD1715

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
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Introduction to Metal Fabrication
WELD1950

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

Course Details

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
CNTR3090

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:
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CAD/CAM for Fabrication Technology I
DRWG2230

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
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Trade Calculations III
MATH2310

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
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Robotic Programming
ROBO2040

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:
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Robotic Fundamentals
ROBO2060

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:
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Automated Welding Processes
WELD2550

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

Level 4

Course Details

Co-op Work Term (Welding Engineering Technician Robotics)
COOP3390

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

Course Details

CAD/CAM for Fabrication Technology II
DRWG2250

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
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Hydraulics And Pneumatics
IFME3045

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:
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Robotic Welding Programming
ROBO3090

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:
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Welding Circuits and Controls
WELD2225

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:
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Metal Fabrication Materials and Quality
WELD2515

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
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Welding Robotic Maintenance
WELD3300

Description:

This course will focus on troubleshooting automated systems, and the integration of mechanical systems with sensors, programming circuits, and NC and PLC controls.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program outcomes

  1. Perform safe work practices in the welding trade in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations for Industrial Establishments.
  2. Interpret and prepare drawings and other technical documents that meet appropriate engineering standards in the manufacturing industry.
  3. Perform trade related mathematical calculations including volume, area, estimation, geometry, ratio, measurement, weights, loads, and centring of various lifts to complete projects safely and accurately.
  4. Perform practical welding operations using appropriate tools, materials and processes that are specific to automated welding production and meet industry and quality standards and appropriate codes.
  5. Complete projects using appropriate materials, arc welding processes, and consumables that meet industry standards and codes.
  6. Recommend quality improvements to correct common weld defects and faults found using destructive and non-destructive examination and testing methods.
  7. Troubleshoot technical problems related to welding automation processes in order to recommend solutions for repairing and maintaining equipment to industry standards.
  8. Use various computer software and programming applications to accurately communicate welding specifications to the automated welding and manufacturing personnel.
  9. Select, program and develop specifications for robotic and automated welding and joining systems that meet quality standards and applicable codes.