Welding and Fabrication Technician (Co-op)


Welding and Fabrication Technician-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MATH-1231Math for Welding3
This is an introductory technical mathematics course, focusing on arithmetic (with and without a calculator), measurement and unit conversion, and geometry with an emphasis towards welding applications. Students will solve problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, perimeter, area and volume.
SFTY-1085Industrial Safety & Rigging3
Students learn how to work safely in a potentially dangerous environment. Specifically, they learn how to identify hazardous conditions and how to prevent work place accidents. Personal, workplace and welding machinery/equipment safety are emphasized throughout the course. Working at heights, fall restraint, confined space training and chain/sling rigging are a few of the focal points discussed.
DRAF-1069Blueprint Reading-Intro2
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to interpret a variety of drawings and schematics typically found in a welding and fabricating environment. Emphasis is placed on drawing interpretation, basic drafting, sketching, and common welding symbols. Specifically, students learn the language of technical drawings including symbols, types of lines and welding symbols. They examine the standard form for orthographic projection, including how to interpret detailed engineering drawings.
WELD-1079Welding Theory 12
Welding Theory 1 course introduces students to core theoretical models shared across multiple welding processes including: weld joint configuration, electrical terminology, and physics related to welding projects.
WELD-1070Practical Welding Lab 13
Students are introduced to working in a welding environment in this hands-on lab setting. Students will develop the skills to produce fillet and groove welds in the flat and horizontal positions using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes. Students can be assessed to the standard by Canadian Welding Bureau representatives.
WRIT-1039Reason & Writing 1-Technology3
This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
WELD-1072Virtual Welding 11
This course introduces students to the latest welding technology using industry leading Lincoln Vertex 360 advanced welding simulators with virtual reality technology. Students will gain valuable experience and gain confidence while learning to weld different joint configurations in flat through to overhead positions.

Level 2
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CADD-1083Computer Aided Design1
This course introduces students to computer aided design. Students will learn to create basic two-dimensional drawings in AutoCAD and be introduced to the ways that AutoCAD can be used in Welding applications.
WELD-3014Welding Theory 22
Welding Theory 2 will build on lessons from content learned in Welding Theory 1. Students continue to study welding techniques, machine functions, electrodes, effects of shielding gases, types of filler wires and wire transfer methods.
WELD-1071Metallurgy Fundamentals1.5
This course of study introduces students to the study of ferrous metals and their alloys used in industry.
WELD-3015Practical Welding Lab 24
Practical Weld Lab 2 builds on students' skills and knowledge established during Lab 1. Students will also continue to hone their skills using GMAW and SMAW to become competent in completing tasks in vertical and overhead positions. In this lab, Carbon Air Arc will also be introduced. Students can be assessed to the W47.1 standard.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 3
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
DRAF-3037Blueprint-Structural & Pipe2
This course is designed to further the students' knowledge by integrating symbols and line types in drawings that are associated with working in pressure fitting applications and piping of low/high pressures. Through lecture and individual/team projects, students become adept with reading larger working blueprints.
WELD-3016Welding Theory 32
Welding Theory 3 will cover the function of and equipment related to gas tungsten arc welding and flux core/metal core advanced functions. Theory related to pressure fitting and pipe welding will also be taught and applied.
WELD-3017Practical Welding Lab 34
Students will enhance their skills by learning the gas tungsten arc process in Practical Lab 3. Students perform fillet and groove welds on varied types and thicknesses of metals in multiple positions. Flux core /metal core process will also be covered.
COMM-3069Technical Communication for Technicians3
This course develops the project-based communication skills required by technicians in their fields of study and in their careers. The skills taught include those needed to work as part of a professional team, to prepare reports, to compose emails, to supply information in brief updates, and to present findings to an audience.

Level 4
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
PLAN-3016Project Planning1
This course is designed to offer students a better understanding of the process behind producing products from start to finish. Students will progress from initial design to drawing to costing and fabrication. They will adhere to proper procedures, codes and standards. This course will also focus on project planning from an entrepreneurial perspective, with a view to skills/attitudes required to create and maintain a small business.
WELD-5014Product Development2.5
In this course, students will design and fabricate a complete industrial project that combines prior course material in welding and fabrication. Industrial design, drafting, and layout processes will all be applied to the chosen project which will require application of metal work, machining, welding and finishing.
WELD-3018Metallurgy for Welders1
In this course, students investigate properties of different steel and the effects of stress and heating. They will learn testing and inspection procedures related to the welding industry. Identification of discontinuities is also highlighted.
WELD-5013Fabrication Lab1
In this course, students will be tasked with submitting plans for a practical capstone project. Students select proper materials and process and perform the necessary operations to bring the fabrication to its completion.
WELD-5009Practical Welding Lab 44
Practical Welding Lab 4 advances the students' knowledge by integrating pipe and pressure vessel welding techniques.
WELD-5010Robotics & Welding1
This course offers students the opportunity to learn programming and operation of multi axis automated welding robots. Students work in a safe controlled robotic cell learning communication and welding commands needed to operate today's high production equipment.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 9 General Education Credits -
Normally taken in Levels 2, 3 and 4

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 15 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program