Next Intake Scheduled for February 3, 2020.
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This 24-week program is designed to provide foundations training for welding. The welding program will occur at Seabird Island utilizing Thompson Rivers University mobile welding unit.
A welder is a person who has training in and is capable of welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, on both plate and/or pipe, using SMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes. Welders use manual or semi-automatic welding equipment. They use flame-cutting, brazing and air-arcing equipment. Additional, they use machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines. Welders generally plan work from drawings or by analyzing the job tasks, determine the materials required and welding processes, then use their knowledge of welding to complete the job. They may specialize in certain types of welding such as custom fabrication, shipbuilding, and repair welding. Workers use blueprint symbols to determine machining operations. They check product specifications using precision measuring instruments, and maintain equipment and replace parts when required.
Please note that this Program is subject to minimum registration and funding.
The following 10 Line Areas are covered in the Welding Foundations Program and include both theoretical and practical aspects. For more information please see the Industry Training Authority Program Outline.
|Line A: Occupational Skills
A1 Describe welder apprenticeship and the scope of the trade-in BC
A2 Describe safe working practices
A3 Perform basic trade related mathematical calculations
A4 Use measuring and layout tools A5 Use hand tools
A6 Use power tools (electric and pneumatic)
A7 Describe hoisting, rigging, and material handling
|Line B Oxy-Fuel Cutting and Gouging Processes (OFC and OFG)
B1 Describe OFC and OFG processes and their applications
B2 Describe OFC and OFG equipment and its operation
B3 Perform freehand and guided cuts on low carbon steel
B4 Use automatic and semi-automatic cutting machines
|Line C Fusion and Braze Welding (TB) Using the Oxy-Fuel (OFW) Process
C1 Describe fusion welding, braze welding and brazing processes and their applications
C2 Describe fusion welding, braze welding and brazing equipment and its operation
C3 Describe filler metals, fluxes, and tips used for fusion welding braze welding and brazing
C4 Describe joint design and weld positions
C5 Fusion weld on low carbon steel sheet
C6 Braze weld (TB) using the OFW process
C7 Silver alloy braze-on similar and dissimilar metals
|Line D Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
D1 Describe the SMAW process
D2 Describe SMAW equipment and its operation
D3 Select and use electrodes for SMAW
D4 Describe basic joint design and weld positions
D5 Describe weld faults and distortion in fabrications
D6 Use the SMAW process on low carbon steel plate and pipe
D7 Describe using the hard surfacing process on mild steel
D8 Describe using the SMAW process on grey cast iron
D9 Describe and use the SMAW process on stainless steel and/or mild steel plate
|Line E Electric Arc Cutting, Gouging and Related Processes
E1 Describe CAC-A, PAC, and SMAC processes, equipment, and their applications
E2 Use CAC-A and PAC cutting and gouging processes and Equipment
|Line F Semi-Automatic Welding
F1 Describe GMAW, GMAW-P, FCAW, and MCAW processes and their applications
F2 Describe semi-automatic welding equipment and its operation
F3 Describe filler metal and shielding gases for GMAW
F4 Use the GMAW process
F5 Use the GMAW-P process
F6 Use the FCAW process
F7 Use the MCAW process
|Line G Basic Metallurgy
G1 Describe production processes for manufacturing metals
G2 Describe the mechanical and physical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
G3 Describe common non-ferrous, reactive metals and their weldability
|Line I Welding Drawings
I1 Perform mathematical calculations involving formulas, angles, triangles and geometric construction
I2 Perform basic drafting
I3 Read and interpret drawings
I4 Identify common welding symbols and bolted connections
|Line J Layout and Fabricate Components
J1 Interpret and apply mechanical drawings
J2 Fabricate weldments
|Line M Submerged Arc Welding
M1 Describe SAW process and its applications
M2 Select operating parameters for the SAW process
M3 Describe filler metals and fluxes for SAW
• 24-week training program using TRU’s mobile welding unit
• Open to all and fully funded for Indigenous individuals
• Learn welding theory in the classroom
• Master practical welding skills in the shop
• Graduation qualifies you for entry-level apprenticeships
• Work in sectors like manufacturing, construction, transportation, pipeline expansion, and resource extraction and development
• Good command of the English language recommended
• Good vision, respiration, and general health, and unimpaired hearing recommended
• Minimum completion of grade 10, with completion of grade 12 recommended
• Successful completion of a TRU Accuplacer assessment
Hours/Day: From 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
Careers: Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in the welding trade at a range of small to large companies. Students should be aware that significant travel may be required or relocation to remote sites for a period of time to become established in the industry. Please note that the completion of the program is no guarantee of employment.
Credentials & Work Experience: Certificate of Completion (Welder Foundations) ITA with 70% on the ITA exam, Thompson Rivers University Welding Foundations and BC Adult Dogwood (Seabird Island Community School) if registered in the BC Adult Dogwood/Welding Foundations Program.
Location/Partner: Thompson Rivers University.
Completion Requirements: For ITA certification, students must complete the program and the ITA exam with a minimum of 70% on the ITA exam for welding. Those participating in the B.C. Ministry of Education Adult Dogwood program must meet ministry requirements for completion and will receive a BC Dogwood or BC Adult Dogwood from Seabird Island Community School.
Dual Credit: Students can obtain a B.C. Adult Dogwood/welding credits at the same time. High school credits along with Math 11, Communications 12, and Planning 12, Work Experience and trades electives.