Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Summer 2018

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Welding and Cutting Processes
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary





Two way equivalent(s):

WETC 1003 Welding and Cutting Processes

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

In this course, students are introduced to the principles and fundamental processes of arc welding, oxy-fuel cutting, power units and their controls. Emphasis is placed on the safe set up and operation of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Follow industry regulations and recommended procedures for placement, set up, application and shutdown oxy-fuel cutting and welding apparatus
2. Describe the characteristics and handling procedures for oxy-fuel gases
3. Describe the use, care and maintenance of oxy-fuel cutting, brazing and welding components
4. Perform straight guided, straight unguided and bevel cuts on mild steel
5. Perform various brazing projects on gauge materials
6. Perform various fusion welding project on gauge materials
7. Explain the nature of filler rods and fluxes and how they are applied
8. Perform all activities in a welding lab in accordance Ontario health and safety regulations and industry recommendations

Course Content:

- Oxy-Fuel Equipment
- Oxy-Fuel Welding
- Oxy-Fuel Braze Welding
- Oxy-Fuel Cutting


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Evaluation is comprised of:
Tests - 50%
Practical Assessments - 50%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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