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Duration

2 years

Tuition

$8,964

  Peterborough

Sep 7-Aug 25

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

In the Welding and Fabrication Techniques program, you’ll gain comprehensive theoretical knowledge and have extensive practical hands-on training in welding and metal cutting techniques and all major welding processes.

The program focuses on a variety of techniques and accompanying theory associated with welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals with courses including: Welding Fundamentals, Welding Processes and Practice, Applied Blueprint Reading, Layout and Fitting practices SMAW (Shield Metal Arc Welding), GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), Robotic and CNC Operating Skills, Environmental Issues for Industry, Skilled Trades Portfolio Development, Trade Calculations and Health and Safety and Project Management.

The aim of Welding and Fabrication Technician program is to prepare graduates for entry-level work as a welder, such as welding, brazing and soldering machine operations. With their fitting skills, and knowledge of GMAW, SMAW and GTAW techniques, graduates also have the potential to pursue more highly skilled employment in the welding field. In addition, they will have the added knowledge of sustainable practices.

What You’ll Learn

  • Perform work responsibly and safely in compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Perform trade-related mathematical calculations and technical measurements using appropriate tools and devices.
  • Interpret prints, engineering drawings, fabricating instructions and welding symbols to complete welding projects according to specifications.
  • Perform safe set-up, operation, and maintenance of Oxyfuel Gas Cutting/Gouging equipment, Plasma Arc Cutting/Gouging equipment, and Carbon Arc Gouging equipment.
  • Perform quality welds using a variety of processes required in fabricating and manufacturing products or structures.
  • Use basic destructive testing and non-destructive testing methods to determine weld defects.
  • Adhere to industry-approved standards set out by relevant codes, legislation, and specifications.
  • Perform distortion control and correction techniques as they apply to expansion and contraction forces.
  • Fabricate complex shop projects using engineering drawings.
  • Use patterns and template to fabricate projects.
  • Apply sustainable practices in the welding industry.
  • Perform open root welding on plate and pipe in all positions using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical problems; recommend solutions for repairing and maintaining equipment to industry standard.
  • Use project management skills and processes to an applied welding project.

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