Welding & Fitting

Welding & Fitting (DVS)

5695 Diploma of Vocational Studies

The Welding & Fitting program emphasizes the development of real, hands-on welding, layout and fitting skills. The students will receive extensive exposure to welding practices and principles so they can better understand not only how welding processes work, but also why certain welding processes are used.

The students learn to prepare and weld steel, stainless steel and aluminum parts according to various procedures. They also learn to modify and repair assemblies and learn to interpret plans.

Training includes:

  •  Quality control
  •  Operation of both basic and specialized equipment
  •  Blueprint reading
  •  Canadian Welding Bureau certification

Employment opportunities:

  •  Welder-Fitter
  •  Iron worker
  •  Welding inspector
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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Welding and Fitting program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent.

OR

Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test and the course in language of instruction ENG-3070-3, mathematics MTH-3016-2, or recognition of equivalent learning.

OR

Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing among the following: Secondary IV language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

Hours
Statement of the Competency
30
Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process
30
Become aware of occupational health and safety rules
105
Produce sketches and drawings
45
Apply concepts of metallurgy
30
Interpret drawings and specifications
90
Cut ferrous and non-ferrous metals
30
Use cutting and shaping equipment
30
Prepare parts
105
Apply the SMAW process
105
Weld steel parts using the SMAW process
45
Apply the GTAW process
75
Weld steel parts using the GTAW process
60
Weld aluminum parts using the GMAW process
60
Produce simple assemblies
30
Apply the GMAW process
Hours
Statement of the Competency
120
Weld steel parts using the GMAW process
60
Weld aluminum parts using the GMAW process
60
Produce simple assemblies
15
Apply the FCAW process
120
Weld steel parts using the FCAW process
30
Apply the SAW, RW and PAW processes
105
Interpret drawings and specifications for complex assemblies
75
Produce assemblies of medium complexity
15
Communicate in the workplace
120
Produce complex assemblies
45
Modify assemblies
60
Repair assemblies
15
Use job-search techniques
90
Enter the work force

TOTAL : 16 months (1800 hours)