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Welding Techniques

Welding Techniques Ontario College Certificate

What is Welding Techniques?

Students are provided with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic welding techniques. At the completion of the program, students are eligible to test for welding tickets based on their level of expertise. It is expected that most of the graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as a Welder following the successful completion of this program.

Students are exposed to topics including health and safety, blueprint reading and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers, and all position pipe welding.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
WETC
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Midland, Owen Sound
Start:

Fall - Midland, Owen Sound

Winter - Midland

Contact:
Owen Sound:

Ivan Silverthorn

705-728-1968 ext. 2076

Midland:

Rob Davidson

705-728-1968 ext. 3725

Students are provided with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic welding techniques. At the completion of the program, students are eligible to test for welding tickets based on their level of expertise. It is expected that most of the graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as a Welder following the successful completion of this program.

Students are exposed to topics including health and safety, blueprint reading and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers, and all position pipe welding.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • perform work responsibly and in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act


  • interpret engineering drawings and blueprints and produce basic graphics required by industry


  • recognize and understand use of welding symbols


  • use layout and fabrication processes typical to the industry to determine correct form with accuracy


  • select appropriate tools and devices to perform mathematical calculations and technical measurements for successful completion of a project


  • perform weld applications utilizing Shielded Metal Arc(SMAW), Flux Core(FCAW) and Gas Metal Arc(GMAW – Mig Welding) welding equipment


  • use welding techniques according to industry standards


  • create high quality welds on various types of material and create joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions


  • identify how to prevent weld defects and define procedures for correction to ensure weld quality


  • communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the need of the audience


  • contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of environmentally sustainable practices within the welding industry


  • discover business skills and career opportunities that could lead to entrepreneurial opportunities.
Fall Intake - Midland, Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2

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Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017

Winter Intake - Midland

Semester 1 | Semester 2

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Winter | Summer

2017 | 2017

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

10 Mandatory Courses

1 Communications Course

1 General Education Course

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

WETC1000 Manufacturing Trade Safety
WETC1001 Blue Print Reading for the Trades
WETC1002 Trade Calculations for Welders
WETC1004 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1
WETC1005 Metallurgy for Welding
WETC1006 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2
WETC1007 Gas Metal Arc Welding
WETC1008 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WETC1013 Welding and Cutting Processes
WETC1014 Layout and Fabrication
Communications Course
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Course
To be selected from College list
A group of students in welding gear apply their welding skills in a lab.

Students score 100 per cent in welding qualification tests

First-semester students in the Welding Techniques program at the Midland Campus recently scored 100 per cent on the Canadian Welding Bureau structural qualification tests. These welding qualifications are recognized across Canada and are now a requirement for most structural welding employers. Read more...

A group of students in welding gear apply their welding skills in a lab.

Students score 100 per cent in welding qualification tests

First-semester students in the Welding Techniques program at the Midland Campus recently scored 100 per cent on the Canadian Welding Bureau structural qualification tests. These welding qualifications are recognized across Canada and are now a requirement for most structural welding employers. Read more...

Mike Azevedo, Chris Kerr, Iain Watson and Amber Stevenson stand in welding class

Students pass Canadian Welding Bureau exam

Mike Azevedo, Chris Kerr, Iain Watson and Amber Stevenson are now certified to legally weld anywhere in Canada. Over Reading Week, the students successfully passed testing organized by the Canadian Welding Bureau – the national licensing body for welders in Canada. Read more...

Connor Finley inspects a plumbing joint that he was working on at the Midland Campus

High school students get hands-on experience in skilled trades

400 students from 32 high schools across Simcoe and Muskoka attended the third annual Skilled Trades Expo. Each student picked two interactive workshops. They worked in teams and, under the guidance of Georgian College instructors, solved assigned problems related to each skilled trade they chose. Read more...

Faculty and alumni profiled in trades documentary

Georgian College faculty and alumni were featured in a documentary created by Rogers TV as part of the Train in Trades initiative, or TNT. Led by Mayor Jeff Lehman and MPP Rod Jackson in partnership with Georgian, TNT aims to raise awareness about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Owen Sound

Contact:
Ivan Silverthorn
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2076

Midland

Contact:
Rob Davidson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 3725

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