Course Outline

This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of general safety rules and the operation and function of welding machines. Students will learn about welding symbols and the various types of electrodes available, as well as the composition of metals and how to select the appropriate electrodes for different materials. The course will cover the heat range and polarity in welding, as well as the effects of welding on different metals. Safety measures to be taken during the welding process will also be discussed, as well as the reading of blueprints. Upon completion of the course, students should have a strong foundation in welding safety and technique.

  • Perform bridge code welds and other related structural work.
  • Pass the 3G & 4G Limited w/backing weld qualification test to AWS D1.1/D1.1M 2015 standards.
  • Use a variety of electrodes in the SMAW-Stick welding process.
  • Understand the different electrode F-groups associated with SMAW.
  • Perform fillet and groove welds in all positions.
  • Produce quality cuts with oxy-acetylene and plasma torches.
  • Striking an arc progressing to make bead welds
  • Welding in different directions with different types of electrodes
  • Progressing to position welding, gradually to vertical and overhead positions
  • Four position testing – CWB Test (Canadian Welding Bureau) in S.M.A.W.


10 Weeks

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