System Maintenance Downtime:
July 13 – July 14, 2024

Due to system maintenance, the College’s online application, registration, and payment systems will be unavailable from 6:00am on July 13, 2024, until approximately 6:00pm on July 14, 2024.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe workplace practices by identifying potential hazards by:
    • Describing WHMIS and reading Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    • Identifying personal protective gear for task
    • Describing and identifying crane hand signals
    • Practicing safe material handling by using rigging and hoisting equipment properly and safely
    • Performing safe and efficient confined space entries in the workplace
  • Fabricate and assemble a given project according to specifications and specified tolerances using trade-related equipment by:
    • Describing safety precautions when using trade-related hand and power tools and equipment
    • Selecting appropriate trade-related equipment for the job
    • Safely operating trade-related equipment to complete specified welding processes efficiently and correctly
    • Employing math concepts to measure thickness and layout materials to complete task
  • Read and work with a variety of shop drawings by:
    • Producing drawings using freehand sketching techniques
    • Following shop drawings to complete welding jobs
    • Describing and identifying conventional weld symbols
    • Recognizing and interpreting weld symbols
    • Creating bills of materials
  • Perform oxyacetylene welding and cutting operations following safe work practices by:
    • Practicing personal and shop safety
    • Performing set-up, adjustment of flame and gas pressure,  and shut-down procedures for oxyacetylene welding and cutting equipment
    • Performing math applications and applying knowledge of science of physical materials to complete task
    • Operating gas welding and cutting equipment to produce part to specifications
    • Manipulating torch at proper angle according to the four basic joints in flat position
  • Perform Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) on tee, lap, corner, and butt joints to trade specifications in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions by:
    • Following shop safety, personal protective equipment requirements for the task, and arc welding safety practices
    • Identifying and selecting the appropriate electrode, polarity, amperage setting, and electrode manipulation for a specific application
    • Setting up and shutting down SMAW equipment
    • Safely completing welding operations to specifications and within specified tolerances
  • Perform Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) on tee, lap, corner, and butt joints in flat and horizontal positions with applicable filler rod on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum by:
    • Employing safe work practices
    • Safely set up and shut down GTAW machines
    • Selecting appropriate filler rod, polarity, frequency, tungsten, gas and gas flow for different types of materials
    • Demonstrating proper work and travel angle, arc length, and stickout (electrode extension)
    • Safely operating GTAW machines to complete welding operations according to specified weld criteria
  • Perform Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) on tee, lap, corner, and butt joints in flat, horizontal, and vertical (up and down) positions using various filler wires on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum by:
    • Describing and employing safe work practices
    • Practicing safe set-up and shut-down techniques
    • Selecting correct gases, voltage, filler wire size and wire feed speed
    • Demonstrating proper work and travel angle, travel speed and stickout for welding with and without pulse GMAW machine
    • Operating GMAW machines safely to weld to specifications and within specified tolerances
    • Maintaining equipment as needed
  • Fabricate and assemble various metal components using various hand and power tools by:
    • Following safe work procedures and practice
    • Maintaining a clean work site
    • Selecting appropriate materials
    • Implementing layout procedures and cutting pieces to size and/or shape
    • Selecting appropriate facility and equipment to assemble project
    • Assembling project to specifications
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors and clients while displaying good problem-solving abilities, behaviors and attitudes by:
    • Working independently and demonstrating shop etiquette
    • Managing information and time effectively
    • Maintaining good attendance, punctuality, good work ethics, and responsibilities
    • Demonstrating self-initiated learning
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