WELDF-CT Welding

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1104Communications
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This course provides you with the opportunity to develop and practice the communication skills necessary for a successful job search. The course focuses on the following areas of study: writing letters of application, preparing resumes, completing employment application forms, and performing well in a job interview.

MANU-1008Blueprint Reading
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In this course students will be provided with an understanding of trade-related print reading skills and will learn to recognize material specifications, different material gauges, and correctly calculate and interpret information from shop and working drawings. Object representation, conventional welding symbols, and nomenclature relating to interpreting shop drawings and specifications in welding will be covered. Students will learn how to create bills of materials from drawings to begin fabrication operations, in addition to learning how to best represent an object through free-hand sketching.

MANU-1014Specialty Welding Applications - Theory
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This course will equip students with basic theoretical knowledge of the numerous applications, uses, and different types of cutting and welding, e.g., air arc cutting and gouging, plasma cutting, laser cutting and welding, electron beam welding, oxy-fuel cutting (radiograph), and submerged arc welding. Additionally, students will gain information and knowledge on various welding codes and welder certifications.

MANU-1070Specialty Welding Applications - Practical
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Through practical exercises, this 'hands-on' course will provide students with fundamental experience in different types of welding and related applications, e.g., air carbon-arc cutting and gouging, plasma cutting, oxy-fuel cutting (radiograph), and spot welding.

MANU-1440Employability Skills
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Students will be assessed throughout the program on the following aspects of employability skills: 1) Safety - procedures and policies must be adhered to, 2) Care and caution - tools and equipment must be handled with care and caution, 3) Clean-up - each student must participate in clean-up according to procedures prior to the end of class, 4) Following Instructions - each student must demonstrate active listening, accurate comprehension of instructions, and ability to follow instructions as given, 5) Attendance - students are required to attend classes every day and marks will be lost for poor attendance, leaving early, coming in late (including coffee breaks) and skipping classes, 6) Personal and time management -students are expected to use class time efficiently and are expected to demonstrate proper work ethics, 7) Work without constant supervision - once basic instructions for tasks have been given, students are expected to work independently or in a team setting as much as possible, asking questions for clarification purposes, 8) Teamwork - students must demonstrate the ability to work in a group, sharing tools as required. Two early warning interviews will be held with each student three weeks into the course and a mid-term. A final interview will be held with each student prior to work experience.

MANU-1848Oxy-Fuel Welding - Theory
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This course will introduce and equip students with basic theoretical knowledge of gas welding from equipment set-up and handling, purging gas lines and lighting the torch through to basic welding and shutdown. The theory behind the use of oxy-fuel gases used in welding will be examined. In addition to learning the proper procedures and safe practices for gas welding, including identifying metals, selecting the correct filler metal for the task, and the effects of heat on metal, students will identify and study different oxy-acetylene flame characteristics and their effect on the weld.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SEMR-9108Comprehensive Theory Test
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Students will complete a comprehensive theory test that covers the entire course content, both theory and practical, in the Welding program.

SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

SEMR-9480AC-129 Accreditation Level 1
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When a student successfully completes the Welding Pre-Employment program and meets the requirements outlined by Apprenticeship Manitoba, they can apply to receive credit towards the Level 1 Welding Apprenticeship. More information about this process can be received from instructors and Apprenticeship Manitoba.

WELD-1001Hand & Power Tools
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This course will introduce students to the correct use, maintenance, and safe operation of hand tools, fasteners, and power metal working equipment used in welding. They will be instructed on how and where each tool should be used, and these procedures will then be reinforced by laying out and fabricating various projects. The course includes based machine shop and project work.

WELD-1012Basic Metal Fabrication & Capstone Project
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This course will introduce students to basic metal fabrication procedures. They will perform lay-out applications, and set up and operate appropriate equipment and tools to fabricate and assemble a series of projects.  These projects are designed to allow students to practice safety and work independently while integrating theoretical knowledge with practical skills.

WELD-1021Gas Metal Arc Welding - Practical
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This 'hands-on' course will provide students with direct experience in GMAW (MIG or semi-automatic). Students will learn how to weld (tee, lap, corner and butt, joints) in flat, horizontal, and vertical (up/down) positions using different filler wires, (e.g., 0.025" solid filler wire, 0.035" solid filler wire, 0.045" metal core, 0.045" flux core, 0.035" aluminum filler wire) on various metals (e.g., 14 Ga to 3/8" mild steel plate and 10 Ga aluminum).

WELD-1022Gas Metal Arc Welding - Theory
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This course will introduce and equip students with basic theoretical knowledge of GMAW (MIG or semi-automatic). Students will learn different machine types and related equipment, the gases used in GMAW, how to identify filler wires, and various transfer methods. They will also learn how GMAW is applied to different metals.

WELD-1023Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Practical
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This 'hands-on' course will provide students with direct experience using the GTAW (TIG) process. Students will learn how to weld (tee, lap, corner and butt joints) in flat and horizontal positions with applicable filler rod on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

WELD-1024Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Theory
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This course will introduce and equip students with basic theoretical knowledge of GTAW (TIG). Students will learn different machine types and related equipment, the gases used in GTAW, how to identify filler rods. They will also learn how GTAW is applied to different metals.

WELD-1032Oxy-Fuel Welding - Practical
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This 'hands-on' course will introduce and equip students with basic knowledge of gas welding, from setting up equipment, purging gas lines, and lighting the torch through to basic welding techniques and shutdown procedures. Students will learn the proper procedures and safe practices for gas welding and will transfer that knowledge to direct application in welding exercises. They will perform fusion welding and braze welding in flat position using low carbon steel materials, perform soft soldering, oxy-fuel cutting, and become familiar with hard surfacing, hardening, tempering and annealing techniques.

WELD-1041Safety in Welding & Cutting
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This course equips students with safety theory in performing welding and cutting operations. They will study the appropriate selection, use, and care of personal safety equipment, and proper procedures and safe practices to follow during welding. In particular, students will learn of the potential hazards associated with welding including welding fumes and toxins generated from metals, electrodes and fluxes, arc burn and eye flash, and how to prevent them. As well, they will learn about working in confined spaces and about rigging and hoisting procedures (set-up, use, dismantling and maintenance).

WELD-1042Shielded Metal Arc Welding & CWB - Practical
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This 'hands-on' course will introduce and equip students with basic experience in arc welding. Students will weld joints (tee, lap, corner and butt) and V-groove joints in all positions using various electrodes (e.g. E6010, E6011, E6013, E7018, E7024), and will learn the proper procedures and safe practices for arc welding. They will transfer that knowledge to direct application through a series of welding exercises. Students will also perform CWB in all positions.

WELD-1043Shielded Metal Arc Welding & CWB- Theory
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This course will introduce and equip students with basic knowledge on the theory of arc welding, from electrode identification and use, polarity, and electricity, through to arc welding equipment and terms, as well as electrode manipulation and use. Students will learn the proper procedures and safe practices for arc welding.

WELD-1050Welding Math
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This course reviews the four mathematical operations in concepts such as whole numbers, fractions, and decimals with and without a calculator. Students will apply principles of conversions using metric and imperial measurements, principles of precision and tolerances, and principles of averages, percent, ratio and proportion. As well, students will learn how to manipulate formulae to compute perimeter, area, and volume. Finally, students will perform simple angle and trigonometric calculations.

WELD-1052Welding Science
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This course introduces students to basic concepts in welding science. They will learn about mining and types of iron ore, metals and alloys, types of steel, heat treatment methods and critical temperatures, expansion rates, plus the effects of welding on steel. As well, students will be introduced to stainless steel and aluminum. Students will synthesize the knowledge gained in this course when applying science principles in the shop.

WRKE-1033Industry Work Experience
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This course will provide "hands-on" welding work experience in an industry environment and equip them with the requisite experience, knowledge and appreciation of the elements that factor into being a responsible worker.  Students will be assigned to an industrial welding workshop.  Each student will observe and participate in work practices under the direction of shop supervision.  A report on the student's attendance, work ability, general attitude and employment potential will be provided by the workplace supervisor upon completion of the assignment.  The student will receive credit for this work experience.

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