College Certificate in Welding Techniques
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The welder is respected on any job site or shop floor as a person who works with their hands and understands the foundational theory needed to get the project finished. If you want to be ready to write your welding ticket test in less than a year, Fanshawe’s Welding Techniques program will get you there.
Your Learning Experience
Welding Techniques is a one-year Ontario College Certificate program with two academic levels, including a mandatory work placement. At the completion of the program, students will be 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 completion of this program.
You’ll spend two semesters learning a wide range of skills needed in today’s fast-paced workplaces, including health and safety, blueprint readings and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers, and all-position pipe welding.
Learning welding theory is vital, but so is the practical training needed to perform the most basic welding techniques. With Fanshawe's welding program, you'll:
- complete a 120-hour unpaid work placement that will help you make connections in the field and earn experience;
- develop hands-on skills and confidence using real-world industry equipment;
- be qualified to work as a welder, welder fitter trainee, or as an apprentice in a wide range of trades including boilermaker, construction millwright, industrial mechanic/millwright, ironworker, or pipefitter.
Students must be able to lift a bulk mass of 18 kg (40 lbs) and have the ability to dismantle and assemble large pieces of equipment. The student must be capable of working with small and delicate instruments and is required to have a high degree of fine and gross motor control.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Health & Safety: Perform work responsibly and safely in compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
- Mathematics: Perform trade-related mathematical calculations and technical measurements using appropriate tools and devices.
- Engineering Drawings: Interpret engineering drawings.
- Welding Theory: Describe the fundamentals of common welding processes.
- Welding Applications: Demonstrate common weld applications and post-weld operations.
- Thermal Cutting and Gouging Theory: Describe the fundamentals of common thermal cutting and gouging processes.
- Thermal Cutting Applications: Demonstrate common thermal cutting and gouging processes.
- Process Quality: Describe the various elements of weld quality.
- Pattern and Template Development: Create patterns and templates for a variety of shapes.
- Fabrication and Machine Operation: Fabricate shop projects using engineering drawings.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- MGMT-1261 ---- Workplace Professionalism
- MATH-1058 ---- Applied Math
- SFTY-1008 ---- Health and Safety
- WELD-1020 ---- Blueprint Reading/Sketching for Welders
- WELD-1045 ---- Shielded Metal Arc Welding-Basic
- WELD-1022 ---- Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic
- WELD-1044 ---- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-Basic
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- WELD-1014 ---- Work Placement
- WELD-1023 ---- Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced
- WELD-1024 ---- All Position Pipe Welding Basic
- WELD-1025 ---- All Position Pipe Welding Advanced
- WELD-5005 ---- Shielded Metal Arc Welding-Adv
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 9 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate from this program
Graduates of Fanshawe’s Welding Technique Certificate program have in-demand skills supporting the architecture, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, steel fabrication, and mining industries. There are many career options to pursue, including a welder, welder fitter trainee, or as an apprentice in a wide range of trades including a boilermaker, construction millwright, industrial mechanic/millwright, ironworker, or pipefitter. Students will be granted their Level 1 apprenticeship training.
Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Welding Techniques program:
Fabricate and/or repair products using a variety of welding equipment according to layouts, technical drawings, or work orders.
Welding Systems Technologist
Use your problem-solving skills to resolve welding, tooling, and stamping issues and to review destruct testing results to make recommendations for improvements.
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