Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitter

Post-Secondary Programs
Credential Earned: College Certificate (1 Year)
Campus: Kirkland Lake
Program Length: 3 Semesters

Program Codes
W251 (KL) – Kirkland Lake

Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitter’s diagnose, install and maintain plant machinery in a systematic manner with a high degree of efficiency. A Welding Fitter will fabricate, and weld various parts and structural steel as required, and install, repair, and fabricate cones, chutes, hoppers and other shapes.

The Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitter program provides students with training equivalent to the advanced level of the in-school component of a welding apprenticeship. In addition, the student increases his/her skills in communications, computers, computer-aided drafting, and gains hands-on welding fitter training.

Welding Program Pathways (PDF)

Career Opportunities
Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitters install, repair and maintain a variety of machinery and are vital to various plant operations. The Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitter may find employment in the mining, manufacturing, steel, construction and hydro industries, as well as various others.

 

Contact Information

Joshua Fuller
705-567-9291 ext. 3750
Welding@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements

Domestic Admission Requirements

OSSD including Grade 12 English (C, U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M, U), or equivalent, or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program).

Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program.

Additional Information

Program Specific Information and FormsWelding Information (PDF, 114Kb)

Semester 1
EN1592 Communication Fundamentals

Students review and practice the fundamental conventions of standard English and develop independent learning skills.

GN1033 Health and Safety

This course introduces the student to health and safety in their home, in society and within an occupational setting. Students learn about the social and personal benefits of safe work practices and the methods to best prevent accidents or injuries. Students will review the role, right and responsibilities of an individual in today’s health and safety conscious world. Students also learn how to read and interpret the Occupational Act and Regulations.

MA1032 Mathematics for Welder Fitters I

The Mathematics & Precision Measurement I course for the Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitter program consists of trade related mathematical problems and their solutions. The course begins with a review of essential mathematical concepts required in a variety of trade-related practices and applications and moves into a introduction to precision measurement tools. Early concepts include a brief review of BEDMAS, averages, and estimation and then study units deal with fraction, decimal, and percent uses relevant to work carried out in the workplace.

MM1024 Welding Technical Drawings I

In this introductory course, students will develop the ability to draw, sketch, read, and interpret engineering drawings and schematics similar to those found in the machine or welding fabrication industry. The course introduces students to structural steel shapes as well as basic layout and fitting techniques. Topics include: basic drafting skills, shape description (orthographic and pictorial), sections, structural steel shapes, sketching, layout, fitting, joint design and welding symbols.

MW1004 Welding Theory I

Students will describe the function and controls of welding power sources in accordance with safety regulations and approved industry standards, and will be introduced to the fundamentals, equipment requirements, and characteristics of the welding processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, and GTAW.

MW1012 Welding Skills I

Students will learn to work in a shop environment in accordance with safety regulations and industry standards, and will be able to describe all methods of safe handling of material in the shop or in field situations. Students will describe the use and safe handling of small hand tools, power tools and fabrication machinery; describe and correctly use manual and machine oxy-fuel cutting methods; and will set-up and use the following processes: SMAW, FCAW, and GMAW. They will apply this to various weld joint configurations.

Semester 2
General Education Elective

General Education Courses are selected online each semester by the student from a list provided and exposes students to a related area of study outside of their immediate academic discipline. Certain programs have predetermined electives. 

General Education Elective

General Education Courses are selected online each semester by the student from a list provided and exposes students to a related area of study outside of their immediate academic discipline. Certain programs have predetermined electives. 

EN1582 Applied Communications I

Students practice the fundamentals of career-related applications of basic communications skills.

MA2032 Mathematics for Welder Fitters II

The Mathematics course consists of trade related mathematical problems and their solutions. Realistic mathematical problems in welding and fabrication are used to strengthen both mathematical and technical skills. The student will be required to keep pace throughout the course and tests must be written on the specified dates. Adequate notification of all tests will be given.

MM2044 Welding Technical Drawings II

Students learn the use of computer aided drafting with hands on practical with the latest version of AutoCAD.

MW2002 Codes and Standards

This course will cover the terms code, standard and specification. The student will learn the advantages of standardization; identify the agencies that set codes and standards; identify and understand codes governing welding in Canada for structural steel, boilers and pressure vessels, piping systems, pipelines and transmission systems, and storage tanks. The student will be able to understand and follow welding procedure and performance qualifications.

MW2004 Welding Theory II

In accordance with safety regulations and industry standards, this course provides a working knowledge of brazing of deoxidized copper with oxy-fuel equipment, characteristics of metals and their alloys, classifications and effects of welding, and the functions and application of destructive and non-destructive testing methods for welds.

MW2012 Welding Skills II

Students will advance their knowledge in the use of the SMAW, FCAW and GMAW processes by applying it to welding in all four positions: flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead, and will complete bend tests, and tests for all CWB test coupons. Students will learn all aspects of the use and set up of the GTAW process and use these on the following materials: mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Students will perform the safe set up, operation and correction of common cutting faults for the PAC and CAC-A processes.

Semester 3
MA3003 Mathematics & Precision Measurements III

The Mathematics course for the Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitter consists of trade related mathematical problems and their solutions. Realistic mathematical problems in welding and fabrication are used to strengthen both mathematical and technical skills.

MW3003 CNC Controls

Students will demonstrate the basics of programming for robots with CNC custom macros, and will understand and apply G&M codes used in some automated systems. Students will understand and apply methods used in programming automated cutting equipment and welding equipment.

MW3008 Welding Skills III

Students will apply their knowledge to the welding of open joints such as high pressure pipe, and will work on using the walk-the-cup technique for tig welding on pipe. They will use the method of destructive testing to test the quality of the weld, and will learn how to minimize distortion by welding around the neutral axis of a weld joint; and will learn to program and run programmable cutting equipment. Students will contribute to the completion of a welding manufacturing project.

MW3013 Quality Control

Students will understand and use common non-destructive inspection techniques and equipment: visual, dye penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic and radiographic examination. The students will demonstrate a basic proficiency in the use of visual, dye penetrant and magnetic particle inspection. Students will develop knowledge of jigs and fixtures to control distortion and to ensure multiple parts dimensions remain consistent.

MW3023 Technical Drawing III

Students learn the advanced use of computer aided drafting with hands on practical with the latest version of AutoCAD.

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