Project Description

Narrative Summary

This program, designed specifically for women, introduces a student to welding in industrial manufacturing. There is a combination heavily weighted on the development of practical skills and the necessary theory, to ensure a successful career launch in the metal manufacturing field.
Program Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of this program will enable the student to:
 Recommend and utilize proper personal protective equipment for the operation or process to be used
 Identify equipment requirements and safely set up and use GMAW welding equipment
 Demonstrate use of and skill in GMAW techniques with mild steel and various electrodes
 Qualify the student under the CSA W47.1:19 standard as a flat-position welder with GMAW
 Demonstrate use of and skill with FCAW* and GMAW equipment
 Summarize the difference between FCAW and GMAW processes
 Evaluate the variables of procedures and their effect on the quality of weld deposit
 Understand and identify the hazards associated with the power source and power supply of welding equipment
 Identify and select appropriate power source and equipment for various welding processes
 Recognize the various discontinuities that can occur in welding and explain appropriate remedies for prevention or correction.
 Explain the difference between discontinuities and defects
 Use a welding procedure and perform the necessary processes as outlined in the procedure

Admission Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED (or OSTTC approval)
  • Provide highschool transcript and resume
  • Complete Academic Assessment

Course Outline

Major Topics include:

Health and Safety, HS1.1
Power Sources, PS1.1
Weld Quality, WC 1.1
Gas Metal Arc Welding, WP3.1

Hours and Duration

Hours and duration: 6 Weeks Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm[In class instruction]