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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$5,200

  Peterborough

Jan 10-Dec 23

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Fleming College’s Welding Techniques program offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of welding processes, in preparation for employment in this high-demand field.

The two-semester Welding Techniques program will provide graduates with entry level employable skills for the welding field. Curriculum in the program has been aligned to the basic requirements for Level One Apprenticeship for Welding Fabrication. The Welding Techniques program will introduce you to numerous welding processes and you will gain extensive hands-on experience on the most common processes used within the industry including: SMAW (shielded metal arc welding) and GMAW (gas metal arc welding). You will also be exposed to specialized processes such as: FCAW (flux core arc welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding). Basic blueprint reading, trade math, weld symbols, metallurgy, oxy-fuel and plasma cutting/gouging will also be covered.

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 a variety of basic welding applications and post weld operations 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.
  • Describe the various elements of weld quality.
  • Fabricate shop projects using engineering drawings.
  • Create patterns and templates for a variety of shapes.
  • Apply sustainable practices in the welding industry.

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