Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitter

Program Title – Mechanical Technician – Welding Fitter


Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.

W251 (KL) Kirkland Lake

Program Specific Information and Forms

Welding Information (PDF, 114KB)

Program Description
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.

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
welding@northern.on.ca

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.

Semester 1
EN1592 Communication Fundamentals
MA1002 Mathematics and Precision Measurement I
GN1033 Health and Safety
MM1004 Technical Drawings I
MW1004 Welding Theory I
MW1012 Welding Skills I

Semester 2
EN1582 Applied Communications I
MM2022 Mathematics and Precision Measurement II
MM2004 Technical Drawings II
EL1003 Elective I
MW2004 Welding Theory II
MW2012 Welding Skills II
MW2002 Codes and Standards

Semester 3
MW3007 Welding Skills III
EL2003 Elective II
MW3003 CNC Controls
MW3013 Quality Control
MW3023 Technical Drawings III

Semester 1

EN1592 Communication Fundamentals
Students review and practice the fundamental conventions of standard English and develop independent learning skills.

MA1002 Mathematics and Precision Measurement I
Students will learn the basic mathematics and measuring instruments needed in the repair trade for mechanics and will relate the basic math for measuring and problem solving in repair and maintenance.

GN1033 Health and Safety
This course introduces the student to health and safety in society, and to the role of the individual in today’s health and safety conscious world. Students are also introduced to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

MM1004 Technical Drawings I
Students will develop the ability to draw, sketch, read and interpret engineering drawings and schematics.

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

EN1582 Applied Communications I
Students practice the fundamentals of career-related applications of basic communications skills.

MM2022 Mathematics and Precision Measurement II
Students will continue learning the basic mathematics needed in the repair trade for mechanics and will relate the basic math for measuring and problem solving.

MM2004 Technical Drawings II
Students learn the use of computer aided drafting with hands on practical with the latest version of AutoCAD.

EL1003 Elective I
Students will select a course from a list of eligible general education elective courses provided to the student at the beginning of the semester.

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.

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.

Semester 3

MW3007 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.

EL2003 Elective II
Students will select a course from a list of eligible general education elective courses provided to the student at the beginning of the semester.

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.

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

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Articulation Agreements – Universities
Program Degree at Receiving University
Welding Engineering Technology Athabasca (Alberta)
Bachelor of Science
McMaster (Ontario)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Nuclear Power

Note: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.