Pre-employment Welder – Vermilion Campus

Pre-employment Welding Required Courses - 16 Weeks:
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MA 116 Trades Math 1
Follow Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum. Learn math concepts that pertain to welding trade in both metric and imperial systems including conversion from one form of measurement to the other. Topics include fractions, decimals, ratios, perimeter, area, and volume. Co-requisites: WE 129, WE 130, WE 131, WE 132, WE 133, and WE 134.
SA 120 Safety Training -
Prepare to recognize safety hazards, avoid dangerous actions and perform basic rescue when needed. Includes variety of safety modules but not limited to: WHMIS, H2S Alive, CPR and First Aid, Confined Space Entry, Defensive Driving, Transport of Dangerous Goods, Construction Safety Training System. Modules chosen based upon needs of the individual class. Each module includes combination of theory and practice. Upon successful completion of written and practical examinations, candidate issued a certificate. All modules delivered by accredited in-house staff or by contracted outside agencies. P/F.
WE 115 Workplace Safety & Tools 2
This course follows the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum. This course is designed to introduce students to the welding theory of Industry Safety and Tools. The many hazards associated with welding make it essential for students to be knowledgeable about safe welding procedures and practices. Co-requisites: MA116, SA120, WE117, WE118, WE119, and WE135.
WE 117 Welding Technology 2
This course follows the Alberta apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum.  Welding technology requires a broad skill set, and knowledge of techniques and procesures necessary to accomplish a successful weld.  Students gain these skills through theory and lab practical procedures. Co-Requisites:  MA116, SA120, WE118, WE119, WE135.
WE 118 Wire Process Theory 3
This course follows the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum. Students are introduced to the principles and practices of Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Metal Core Arc Welding and Submerged Arc Welding; proper equipment set-up, and safety of each process are taught. Students will also learn about the uses of various filler metals and shielding gasses. Co-requisites: MA116, SA 120, WE115, WE117, WE119, WE135.
WE 119 Wire Process Lab 4
This course follows the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum. This introductory lab based course allows students to develop hand skills in Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding and Metal Core Arc Welding. Students are expected to adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations while in the lab facility. Co-requisites: MA116, WE115, WE117, and WE118.
WE 129 OAW Theory, Safety and Tools 2
Follow Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum. Introduction to oxy-fuel welding theory. Learn causes of weld faults and methods for their prevention. The many hazards associated with welding are essential to be knowledgeable about safe welding procedures. Co-requisites: MA 116, WE 130, WE 131, WE 132, WE 133, and WE 134.
WE 130 SMAW Theory 2
Follow Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum. Introduction to principles and practices of shielded metal arc welding and ability to describe proper equipment set-up and safety. Learn carbon arc and plasma arc cutting processes. Co-requisites: MA 116, WE 129, WE 131, WE 132, WE 133, and WE 134.
WE 131 GMAW, FCAW, SAW Theory 2
WE 132 Oxyacetylene Lab 1
WE 133 SMAW Lab 2
Follow Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum. Introductory lab-based course which develops hand skills in shielded metal arc welding. Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations while in lab facility. Co-requisites: MA 116, WE 129, WE 130, WE 131, WE 132, and WE 134.
WE 134 GMAW and FCAW Lab 1
Follow Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Welder Curriculum. Introductory lab based course develops hand skills in gas metal arc welding and flux cored arc welding. Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations while in lab facility. Co-requisites: MA 116, WE 129, WE 130, WE 131, WE 132, and WE 133.
WE 135 Welder Practicum 3
This course is a 4 week block of work experience upon the completion of initial classroom studies.  The student is assigned to a training position within the welding industry.  This practicum provides the student an opportunity to observe and contribute to the day-to-day operations of a welder under normal operating conditions.  The primary objective is to obtain the basic skills necessary to function safely in the workplace and compete assigned tasks.  Pre-requisites:  MA116, SA120, WE115, WE117, WE118, WE119.
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