Welding Techniques

Welding Techniques

Program Overview

Work with your hands in this one year program.
Used in almost all trades, Welding Techniques can be seen in just about every part of our everyday lives. From the bridges we travel across to the house we live in or the vehicles we drive, welding has been used to create most of the structures you see around you. In this dynamic program, you will learn everything from the practical, hands-on skills needed to weld various types of metals, combined with the knowledge and theory of how to best do this. You will also learn how to properly use a wide-range of top-of-the-line equipment found in most industry workplaces safely and effectively in our shops and labs under the direction of our highly-qualified and supportive instructors. In addition, you will be taught how to read, understand and develop the blueprints for different projects as you apply what you learn in this specialized field. All around us, things are welded together to build our world. Help build your future through learning welding skills with us.

Admission Requirements:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or mature student status.

Program Brochure 2019

A graduate of the Welding Techniques Program at Sault College will reliably demonstrate 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 as 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 materials and create joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
* Identify defect in welds, demonstrate how to prevent them and define procedures for correction of defective weld quality.

Program of Study:

Semester 1

CMM149 – Practical Communications I
MTF101 – Applied Blueprint Reading
MTF102 – Welding Theory 1
MTF105 – GAS Shielded Semi- Automatic Welding 1
MTF107 – Shield Metal Arc Welding I
MTF108 – Trade Practices
MTF109 – Oxy Fusion and Braze Welding

Semester 2

MTF131 – Fabrication 1
MTF132 – GAS Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 1
MTF133 – Machine Operations
MTF137 – Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) Welding 2
MTF139 – Thermal Cutting
MTF140 – Blueprint Reading – Advanced
MTF141 – Materials and Process Quality
MTF142 – Semiautomatic Welding

Offered in Partnership with Sault College