About Welding & Fitting

Do you want to have a sense of accomplishment every day? Then a career in welding is for you. Over the span of the course, you will learn how to weld steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Welding is an exciting hands-on career that can open many doors. Companies are always looking for trained welders. You can be one of them!!!

Learning environment

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Employment Prospects

  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Maintenance repair
  • Construction
  • Custom fabrication
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Ornimental work
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Program outline

The Welding and Fitting program leading to a DEP is a 1800 hour course.

Day program (6 hrs/day): approximately 16 months.
Evening program (5 hrs/evening): approximately 20 months

Program Competency
Hours
Credits
1)
The Trade and the Training Process
This module explores the welding industries and high lights the strengths and weaknesses of this industry.
30
2
2)
Occupational Health and Safety Rules
In this module you will learn about the health risks associated to welding and how to protect yourself and the others in your working environment.
30
2
3)
Producing Sketches and Drawings
Producing sketches and drawings will teach you how to draw an item in isometric and orthographic views. You will learn the meaning of dimensions and different lines on a blueprint. This module has a math element to it as well.
105
7
4)
Applying Concepts of Metallurgy
Metallurgy will teach you the grain structure and make up of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. You will learn how to control distortion that occurs form welding or other forms of heating up metal.
45
3
5)
Cutting Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
The students learn how to adjust an oxy-fuel cutting station, how to set up a plasma cutting station and how to cut ferrous and non-ferrous metal.
30
2
6)
Using Cutting and Shaping Equipment
In this module, the students will learn how to use a CNC break, shear and plate rollers in order to cut and form pieces for their projects.
90
6
7)
Preparing Parts
Preparing parts teaches the students how to use hand tools and electric tools in order to produce layouts on various types of materials. The students will also learn how to use a drill press properly.
30
2
8)
Applying the SMAW Process
This module covers the theory to the SMAW process. In this theory-based module, the student will learn the different types of welding machines and consumables needed to weld various types of material.
30
2
9)
Welding Steel Parts Using the SMAW Process
In this practical based module, the students are introduced to welding using the SMAW process. The student will weld different mild steel configurations.
105
7
10)
Interpreting Plans and Specifications
Interpreting plans and specifications teaches the students all of the welding symbols used in this trade. This module will introduce the students to interpreting blueprints with all of their different elements and show the students how projects are built.
105
7
11)
Applying the GTAW Process
Applying the GTAW process is the theory to TIG welding. The students will learn what equipment is needed to perform this form of welding.
45
3
12)
Welding Steel Parts Using the GTAW Process
Welding Steel parts using the GTAW process brings the students into the shop and teaches how to tig weld on thin (1.6mm) mild steel and stainless steel plates.
75
5
13)
Welding Aluminum Parts Using the GTAW Process
Is a continuation of module 12 with the difference that the students will now learn how to weld aluminum plates.
60
4
14)
Basic Assemblies
Basic assemblies will have the students fabricating projects from blueprints using specific welding processes.
60
4
15)
Applying the GMAW Process
Here the students learn the theory to the GMAW process. The module covers the different types of welding wires and the different type of shielding gasses that are used for specific applications.
30
2
16)
Welding Steel Parts using the GMAW Process
Using the GMAW process, the students will weld various types of joint configurations in different positions.
120
8
17)
Welding Aluminum Parts Using the GMAW Process
Is a continuation of module 16 with the difference that the students will learn hoe to weld aluminum using the GMAW process.
60
4
18)
Simple Assemblies
This module uses various welding processes to produce simple assemblies from drawings. The assemblies are more complicated in comparison to module 14.
60
4
19)
Applying the FCAW Process
Applying the FCAW process will teach the various types of filler metals and gasses used to weld with this process.
15
1
20)
Welding Steel Parts Using the FCAW Process
The students will weld different steel configurations and thicknesses using the Flux core process.
120
8
21)
Applying the SAW, RW, and PAW Processes
The theory to three processes are covered in this module, Submerged arc welding (SAW), Plasma arc welding (PAW) and Resistance welding (RW).
30
2
22)
Interpretation of Plans and Specifications for Complex Assemblies
This module gives a more in depth look into complex assemblies with the use of challenging blueprints and projects. The students will learn how to interpret the drawings and specifications needed to produce various types of assemblies.
105
7
23)
Assemblies of Medium Complexity
Assemblies of medium complexity has the students produce various types of projects using blueprints and different welding processes.
75
5
24)
Communication in the Workplace
In this module, the students will learn how to communicate effectively in a welding environment.
15
1
25)
Complex Assemblies
The students produce complex assemblies using various tools and welding processes.
120
8
26)
Modifying Assemblies
This module will teach the students how to modify an existing project based on changes to the blueprints. The students will learn different techniques based on the type of material they are working with.
45
3
27)
Repairing Assemblies
Repairing assemblies has the students use specific techniques in order to complete a repair with minimum distortion or change of esthetics.
60
4
28)
Using Job-Seach Techniques
Using job search techniques has the students create a welders CV and introduces the students to the various places in the market to search for employment in the welding field.
15
1
29)
Entering the Work Force
In this module, the students will enter the workforce for a predetermined timed stage. The students will apply the knowledge that they have learnt in hopes of getting permanent employment.
90
6
Total
1800
120