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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Level 2

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
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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
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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
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Program outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the set-up and safe operation of welding and fabricating processes and equipment including a working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, lock-out procedures, hazard control, personal protective equipment, and WHMIS related information.
  2. Demonstrate the set-up, application, and troubleshooting of modern industrial welding and related processes including Shielded metal Arc (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC).
  3. Describe the theory of operation, applications, materials selection and trouble-shooting of the standard welding and fabrication process and equipment.
  4. Select, plan, and demonstrate metal fabrication operations including measuring, layout, cutting, forming and fitting for weldment manufacturing using industrial metal fabrication machinery including plate rolls, shears, iron-worker, and press brakes.
  5. Prepare welding documentation and develop a familiarity with the common welding codes and standards in the welding industry (i.e. ASME and CSA).
  6. Explain the application of standard inspection and testing methods used to assess the quality of welds and welded fabrications.
  7. Identify common metals, alloys, and classification systems and select the appropriate welding and fabricating techniques and consumables for adapting to the characteristics of the different types.
  8. Perform mathematical calculations related to the applications of welding and fabrication technology, layout, and measurement.
  9. Interpret engineering drawings, welding symbols, bills of material and create piece-part and assembly drawings using CAD software.
  10. Develop computer application skills to solve technical problems in the following areas: operating system and file management, technical document creation, spreadsheets, online searching and communication.
  11. Communicate information effectively to individuals and groups by applying communication principles and by preparing both formal and informal reports.