Welding (WELD)

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WELD 1010  1 credit  
Worksite Safety and Orientation  

Students will describe the scope of the welder trade in British Columbia. They will identify and respond to workplace hazards. Students will safely use and maintain welders' hand tools, power tools, and personal safety equipment. They will study the role of WorkSafeBC and their responsibility to apply its regulations and policies. Students will review basic occupational Mathematics.

Level: VO

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1115  4 credits  
Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting  

Students will learn the function of each component in an oxy fuel welding and cutting system, and will assemble, test, adjust and operate this equipment. They will study the properties of high pressure oxygen, acetylene and propane gases, and will learn and apply oxy fuel safety standards. Students will develop skill by completing a variety of welding and cutting exercises.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 1010

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1120  4 credits  
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding  

Students will study shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) theory and applications. They will select, set up and adjust SMAW power sources. Students will learn the composition and classification of SMAW electrodes. They will develop skill by completing a variety of welded joints. Students will learn to apply SMAW safety standards.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 1115

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1130  4 credits  
Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding  

Students will study basic gas metal arc welding (GMAW) theory and application. They will select, set up, and adjust GMAW power sources and wire feeders. Students will learn the composition and classification of GMAW electrode wires and shielding gases. They will develop skill by completing a variety of weld joints. Students will learn and apply GMAW safety standards.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 1120

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1140  1 credit  
Material Handling  

Students will study hand and power rigging techniques used by welders and fabricators. They will select and use slings, shackles, spreaders and related rigging hardware. Students will learn the concepts of safe working load, centre of gravity, and rigging limitations. They will learn and apply the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Guidelines of WorkSafe BC.

Level: VO

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1200  1 credit  
Air Arc and Plasma Arc Cutting  

Students will study air arc and plasma arc theory and application. They will select, set up, and operate plasma arc and air arc power sources. Students will use and maintain torches and related equipment. They will develop skills by cutting carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum plate. Students will learn and comply with air arc and plasma arc safety standards.

Level: VO

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1210  4 credits  
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding  

Students will study advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) theory and application. They will describe the major components and operating principles of SMAW power sources. Students will review the composition and application of SMAW electrodes. They will further develop their skills by completing a variety of welded joints.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 1200

Co-requisite(s): WELD 1220

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1220  1 credit  
Read Technical Drawings  

Students will read and interpret fabrication drawings. They will study the principles of orthographic and pictorial projections, including all lines, views and related information. Students will interpret symbols, abbreviations and material specifications. They will identify and solve dimensioning problems.

Level: VO

Co-requisite(s): WELD 1210

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1230  4 credits  
Advanced Semi-Automated Welding  

Students will study advanced semi-automatic welding theory and application. They will develop the skill and knowledge needed to produce high-quality welds using a number of standard welding processes. Students will have their work visually and destructively tested.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 1220

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1240  1 credit  
Basic Metallurgy  

Students will study the physical and mechanical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. They will describe the manufacture and processing of iron and steel. Students will learn to identify metals using practical techniques. They will classify and describe applications of iron and steel products.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 1220

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1250  2 credits  
Stationary Shop Equipment  

Students will select, set up and operate stationary fabrication equipment. They will use and maintain press drills, stationary saws, iron workers and power squaring shears. Students will develop skill by working on individual and group projects. They will comply with fabrication machinery safety regulations.

Level: VO

Co-requisite(s): WELD 1230 and 1240

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 1300  4 credits  
Welding and Metal Fabrication Essentials  

Students will follow safety procedures and use oxy-fuel to heat and cut different thicknesses of metal. They will describe the theory and characteristics of combustible gas, electric arc and metallurgy and their chemical reactions. Students will use a variety of welding processes and identify testing equipment and methods that are used to test weld specimens. They will use hand and power tools to complete metal projects to prescribed specifications.

Level: UG

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2100  5 credits  
Shielded Metal Arc Pipe Welding  

Students will study pipe welding theory technique and safety using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW). They will learn appropriate tool use, pipe groove preparation and fitting techniques. Students will work with a variety of pipe diameters, schedules and electrodes. They will develop skill by welding pipe in all positions. Students will visually and destructively test their work

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 1210

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2110

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2110  1 credit  
Welding Standards and Testing  

Students will study destructive and non-destructive testing methods applied to welded connections. They will learn and comply with welding codes and standards for structural steel, boilers and piping. Students will learn the importance of quality control and management in manufacturing, construction and maintenance operations. They will describe welding testing and certification

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 1210 and 1230

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2100

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2120  2 credits  
Gas Metal Arc Alloy Welding  

Students will study advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) techniques used to weld aluminum, stainless steel and alloy steel products, and the identification and correction of weld faults. They will review constant voltage power sources and specialized wire feeders. Students will select and use a variety of alloy electrode wires and shielding gases. They will develop skill by safely welding aluminum, stainless steel and alloy steels

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2100 and 2110

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2130

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2130  1 credit  
Piping Drawings  

Students will read and interpret pipe fabrication and installation drawings. They will learn orthographic and isometric formats. Students will use symbols and terminology specific to pipe work. They will identify and describe applications for common pipe fittings and components and use piping mathematics. Students will lay out elbows, tees and offsets.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2100 & 2110

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2120

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2140  2 credits  
Advanced Flux Core Arc Welding  

Students will study advanced Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) techniques used in heavy machinery and structural fabrication. They will review constant voltage power source and wire feeder theory. Students will select and use gas shielded and self shielded electrodes. They will develop skill by completing a variety of welded joints to high standards using the appropriate safety equipment. Students will visually and destructively test their work.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2120 and 2130

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2150

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2150  1 credit  
Alloy Metallurgy  

Students will study the microstructure of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. They will describe the heat treatment of steel and aluminum. Students will identify the effects of alloy content on the weldability of steel and aluminum.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2120 and 2130

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2140

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2160  2 credits  
Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding  

Students will study Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) theory and application. They will select, setup and adjust high frequency power sources. Students will learn the composition, classification and application of tungsten electrodes, shielding gases and filler material. They will develop skill by practicing a variety of welded joints on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum using the appropriate safety equipment. Students will learn and apply GTAW regulations.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2140 and 2150

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2200  2.5 credits  
Shielded Metal Arc Alloy Welding  

Students will study alloy steel and stainless steel welding using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. They will select and use specialized coated electrodes. Students will prepare and fit alloy plate and pipe. They will develop skill by completing a variety of welded joints, and identify and correct weld faults. Students will visually and destructively test their work.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2160

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2210

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2210  1 credit  
Advanced Alloy Metallurgy  

Students will study the weldability of non-ferrous and reactive metals. They will learn the physical and mechanical properties of nickel, copper, magnesium, titanium and zirconium alloys. Students will describe joint geometry, joint preparation, cleaning and shielding methods. They will identify and correct welding problems.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2160

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2200

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2220  3 credits  
Gas Tungsten Arc Alloy Welding  

Students will study alloy steel and stainless steel welding using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. They will select and use specialized coated electrodes. Students will prepare and fit alloy plate and pipe. They will develop skill by completing a variety of welded joints, and identify and correct weld faults. Students will visually and destructively test their work.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2200 and WELD 2210

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2230

Attribute: TRAD

WELD 2230  1 credit  
Plate and Pipe  

Students will study parallel line development, radial line development and triangulation. They will lay out and develop offsets, cones and square to round transitions. Students will solve angles, circumference and true lengths required for pipe and plate development.

Level: VO

Prerequisite(s): WELD 2200 and WELD 2210

Co-requisite(s): WELD 2220

Attribute: TRAD

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