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The Welding Technology Program provides graduate students with the necessary skills to enter the workforce as an apprentice, or to pursue post-secondary education at a community college or university. The Welding Technology Program is a four year program that begins with Grade 9 instruction. Students will study and practice a wide variety of welding techniques and metal fabrication. Graduating students will be eligible for the Canadian Welding Bureau certiﬁcation. Mathematical, written, oral, problem solving skills, and the ability to see projects through to completion will be stressed throughout the program so that students are well equipped for future employment. In conjunction with the R.B. Russell Technology Lab, students will acquire trade related computer skills and learn to design and create CNC programs. These designs will then be cut on our state of the art CNC Plasma Cam ensuring that students are well prepared for the modern workplace.
• Fabricated Metal Manufacturing
• Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (Motor Vehicle Body and Parts, Ship and Boat Building)
• Farm Machinery Manufacturing
• Mining Machinery Manufacturing
• Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
• Maintenance Welding
• Welding Inspectors
• Welding Instructors
• Welding Supplies Sales Personnel
Grade 9 (.5 Credits)
The Grade 9 course is designed as an introduction to the metal trade. It will provide students with an understanding of Heavy Industry work, principles, safety, and welding fundamentals. Students will fabricate small welding projects to determine whether or not they wish to pursue this program for the next three years.
Grade 10 (1 Credit)
The Grade 10 course will focus on the Gas Metal Arc Welding process. Students will gain an understanding of fusion welding procedures. Students will learn to weld, lap and tee joints, study measurement and layout, metal fabrication, equipment operation and welding techniques.
Grade 11 (3 Credits)
The Grade 11 course will concentrate on OxyAcetylene safety procedures, cutting and welding processes. Students will learn to read patterns, blueprints and a variety of welding symbols. Emphasis will be placed on the fabrication process and the basics of Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
Grade 12 (4 Credits)
The Grade 12 course is centered on Gas Metal Arc Welding and Shielded Metal Arc welding in various positions, advanced welding projects, and preparation for the Canadian Welding Bureau certiﬁcation. Obtaining the C.W.B. ticket will allow students to enter the workforce in entry level welding positions. Graduates of the program may also select to further their studies at a post-secondary institution.
Canadian Welding Bureau testing (yearly)
Written tests covering theory, related math and science skills.