• Overview - 2019/2020

    The welder is respected on any jobsite, or shop floor. A person who works with their hands and understands the theory needed to get the project finished. If you want to be ready to write your welding ticket test in one year, Fanshawe's Welding Techniques program will get you there.

    Learning welding theory is vital, but so is the practical training needed to perform the most basic welding techniques before applying your skills in the workforce. You'll spend two semesters learning a wide range of skills that are needed in today's fast-paced workplaces, including health and safety, blueprint readings and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers and all-position pipe welding. You'll finish with a 120-hour work placement that will help you make connections in the field and make your application stand out from the rest.

    The skills and confidence you'll get from the Welding Techniques program will help you enter the workforce quickly, and you'll be qualified to work as a welder, welder fitter trainee or as an apprentice in a wide range of trades including boilermaker, construction millwright, industrial mechanic/millwright, ironworker or pipefitter.

    Apply for Welding Techniques here!

    Matthew Yarek
    Former Student

    I've always had a passion for creating something that will spark someone's vision. I signed up for a welding techniques program knowing that this would be a great start towards a career.

     
     

     

    Contacts:

    Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus:

    Program coordinator:
    Lukus Runge
    Phone: 519-426-8260 x248

    St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus:

    Program coordinator:
    Brian Andries
    Phone: 519-633-2030 x243

    Kincardine Site:

    Program consultant:
    Heather MacKenzie-Card
    Phone: 519-606-1485

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) 
    OR
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    Note:
    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Welding Techniques program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Welding Techniques program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Welding Techniques program.

    More info about post-admission requirements:

    Simcoe/Norfolk Regional

    St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus

  • Courses

    Welding Techniques-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    COMM-1094Communications3
    In this course the student will learn to develop the effective communication techniques that are so necessary for success in today's workplace.
    MATH-1058Applied Math4
    This introductory technical mathematics course focuses on arithmetic, basic algebra, trigonometry, geometry and their applications to workplace functions.
    SFTY-1008Health & Safety2
    The learner will be able to practice safe workplace procedures, apply the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, identify causes of accidents and develop preventive measures, and comply with health and safety legislation. In addition, the student will learn lockout procedures.
    WELD-1020Blueprint Reading/Sketching for Welders3
    The learner will be able to read drawing types, arrangements of views, alphabet of lines, sectional views, auxillary views, threaded fasteners, tolerance, drawing sets, and bill of material related to the metal working field.
    WELD-1045Shielded Metal Arc Welding-Basic3.5
    This course is designed to train the students at the basic level in the use of the shielded metal arc welding SMAW (stick) process. Students will be expected to weld ferrous metals using the SMAW process by selecting the appropriate machine, power source, appropriate welding accessores, selecting electrodes, preparing materials for welding. surfacing and cleaning welds. The oxyacetelyne cutting process will also be included.
    WELD-1022Gas Metal Arc Welding Basic3
    This course is designed to train the students in the use of gas arc metal welding GMAW, MIG process at the basic level. Students will be expected to weld ferrous metal using the GMAW process at the basic level by selecting the appropriate machine, power source, appropariate welding accessories, preparing material for welding, performing preparatory grinding accessories, preparing material for welding, performing preparatory grinding and cleaning operations. The oxyacetelyne cutting process will also be included.
    WELD-1044Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-Basic2
    This course is designed to train the students in the use of gas tungsten arc wedling (GTAW, TIG) process at the basic level. Students will be expected to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals using the GTAW process at the basic level by selecting the appropriate machine, power source, appropriate welding accessories, preparing material for welding, performing preparatory grinding and cleaning operations.

    Level 2Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    WELD-1014Work Placement3.2
    Students will apply knowledge and skills, developed in the academic portions, to the work environment.Employers may provide other opportunities as their situation allows that will familiarize students with the requirements of the manufacturing facility.The College will assist workplace personnel with the monitoring, evaluation, and student counselling.Students must be prepared to work flexible hours and have successfully completed 100% of Level I to qualify for work placement.
    WELD-1023Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced3
    This course is designed to train the students in the use of the gas metal arc welding (GMAW, MIG) process at the advanced level. Students will be expected to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals using the GMAW process at the advanced level by selecting the appropriate machine, power source, appropriate welding accessories, preparing material for welding, performing preparatory grinding and cleaning operations, performing pre-heat procedures. The course will also include the oxyacetelyne cutting process.
    WELD-1024All Position Pipe Welding Basic2
    This course is designed to train the students to develop basic welding skills necessary to make quality welds on mild steel pipe in the horizontal (2G), vertical (5G), and 45 degree (6G) fixed positions.
    WELD-1025All Position Pipe Welding Advanced2
    This course is designed to train the students to develop advanced welding skills necessary to make quality welds on mild and steel pipe in the horizontal (2G), vertical (5G) and 45 degree (6G) fixed positions.
    WELD-5005Shielded Metal Arc Welding-Adv3
    This course is designed to train the students in the advanced level in the use of shielded metal arc welding SMAW (stick) process. Students will be expected to weld stainless and alloy steels, cast iron, and non-ferrous hard-surface ferrous metals using the SMAW process by selecting the appropriate machine; power source; appropriate welding accessories, selecting electrodes; preparing material for welding, surfacing, and cleaning welds. The oxyacetelyne cutting process will also be included.

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 9 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    Upon completion of this one-year program, graduates will be prepared to enter the following occupations:
    • Welder
    • Welder Fitter Trainee
    • Apprentice Welder
    • Apprentice Boilermaker
    • Apprentice Construction Millwright
    • Apprentice Industrial Mechanic/Millwright
    • Apprentice Ironworker
    • Apprentice Pipefitter
    • Apprentice Fitter
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
    Program Code: WTQ1J
    Campus Code: SC (SC - Simcoe)
    September/January Admission
    15 week terms 
    Academic Calendars available at
    www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus: 519-426-8260

    Program Code: WTQ1S
    Campus Code: ST (ST - St. Thomas)
    September/May Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at
    www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus: 519-633-2030


    Program Code: WTQ1
    Campus Code: XKNV (XKNV - Kincardine Off-Site Evenings)
    September Admission
    15 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at
    www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
    Fanshawe College Clinton Site: 519-606-1484

    Program Description

    This program provides students with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic welding techniques. At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to test for welding tickets based on their level of expertise. It is expected that most of the graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as a Welder following the completion of this program.

    The program is a one-year Ontario College Certificate program - two levels and includes a mandatory work placement. Students will be exposed to topics including health and safety, blueprint reading and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers and all position pipe welding.

    Other Information

    • Important:
      Students must be able to lift a bulk mass of 18 kg (40 lbs) and have the ability to dismantle and assemble large pieces of equipment. The student must be capable of working with small and delicate instruments and is required to have a high degree of fine and gross motor control.
    • Students entering Level 1 of the program in January will proceed to Level 2 of the program during the summer term.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Health & Safety: Perform work responsibly and safely in compliance with applicable regulations and standards.

    2. Mathematics: Perform trade-related mathematical calculations and technical measurements using appropriate tools and devices.

    3. Engineering Drawings: Interpret engineering drawings.

    4. Welding Theory: Describe the fundamentals of common welding processes.

    5. Welding Applications: Demonstrate common weld applications and post-weld operations.

    6. Thermal Cutting and Gouging Theory: Describe the fundamentals of common thermal cutting and gouging processes.

    7. Thermal Cutting Applications: Demonstrate common thermal cutting and gouging processes.

    8. Process Quality: Describe the various elements of weld quality.

    9. Pattern and Template Development: Create patterns and templates for a variety of shapes.

    10. Fabrication and Machine Operation: Fabricate shop projects using engineering drawings.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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