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Women of Steel: Forging Forward

Women of Steel: Forging Forward

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    • Health and Safety in Welding

      Understanding the importance of health and safety practices and procedures reduced accidents in the workplace, minimizes workers to hazardous situations, and reduces the overall costs associated with workplace injuries. This course provides students with an overview of health and safety practices that are essential in the welding environment. Topics include but are not limited to shop safety, WHMIS, and personal protective equipment.

      Course Code: WELD-9100
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 6

    • Introductory Trade Math for Welding

      This course provides students foundational trade math skills that are crucial for welding. These math skills are needed to ensure accuracy in the specifications of a fabricated product. This course will begin with basic number operations and move on to more complex calculations that can be practically applied within the context of welding.

      Course Code: WELD-9101
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 20

    • Success at Work in Welding

      This course will prepare students to enter the workforce, specific to the field of welding. Students will be introduced to and practice these skills in a way they would be able to demonstrate to a potential employer. Focusing on skills for success like adaptability, problem solving, communication, and collaboration. Course material will be through the lens of applying these skills through working as a welder.

      Skills for success in the workplace are what can set a candidate apart when entering the workforce. Not only do these skills help students make the transition into the workforce and make them a more desirable candidate, but are everyday skills that can be applied in all aspects of day to day life.

      Course Code: WELD-9102
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 30

    • Hand and Power Tools in Welding

      This course provides students with an introduction and fundamentals to hand and power tools in a welding context. Students will come away from the course knowledgeable about a variety of tools used in the welding trade, how to clean and care for tools, and be able to demonstrate the use each tool. The focus will be on both simple hand tools and power tools, including but not limited to; measuring tools, wrenches, hammers, drills, cutters, grinders, and power saws.

      Course Code: WELD-9103
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety in Welding

      Hours: 6

    • Introductory Oxy-Fuel Cutting

      The course provides students with an introduction to oxy-fuel cutting (OFC) and an overview of the entire process from beginning to end. OFC is the process of using a high temperature reaction of oxygen with a base metal in order to cut metal to specifications before beginning a weld, or as a first step to a demolition. Students will gain an understanding of the principles and application of OFC, the equipment used, and will safely demonstrate the oxy-fuel cutting process from ignition start-up to shut down.

      Course Code: WELD-9104
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety in Welding,Hand and Power Tools in Welding

      Hours: 10

    • Drawing Interpretation in Welding

      This course will provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to read and interpret drawing (blueprints) specifications for welding. Using practical applications, students will learn how to analyze drawings, symbols, lines and views used on blueprints, scale a drawing to a particular work order, and analyze shop (fabrication) drawings.

      Course Code: WELD-9108
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 6

    • Introductory Welding Processes

      This course provides students with an introduction to selected welding processes. Students will learn a variety of techniques involved the selected welding processes, along with the welding process principles and safety procedures. Topics include processes, joint design, weld types, and applying skills and knowledge towards a fabrication project. This course also prepares students for Canadian Welding Bureau certification testing the selected welding processes and positions.

      Course Code: WELD-9109
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety in Welding,Hand and Power Tools in Welding

      Hours: 211

    • Foundational Essential Skills

      This course provides students with the technical skills required in the workplace for welding. Through demonstration and practice, students will feel comfortable navigating documents in the workplace, interpreting places, and filling in specific forms as required.

      Technical skills in the workplace are essential to ensuring understanding and safety for all, and each industry and workplace may have variations. This course will focus on the specific documents used within a welding context so students exit the course prepared to enter employment.

      Course Code: PRDV-9103
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 10

    • Introductory Career Preparation

      Understanding the job market and companies involved in welding gives students a head start when looking for jobs, and understanding potential opportunities for non-traditional career paths sets students up for dynamic lifelong careers. This course provides students with the tools and skills essential to understanding, seeking and securing positions in the welding industry. Practical assignments, guest speakers, and industry tours will ensure students understand the field they are preparing to enter. Students will also develop a resume and cover letter, and practice interview skills to gain confidence in the job interview process.

      Course Code: PRDV-9104
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 15

    • Workplace Practicum

      The workplace practicum is the capstone component of this program and an integral pathway to transition students from the MITT learning environment to the workplace. Practicum is the work-integrated-learning component of MITT technical training. It offers students the opportunity to gain industry-relevant experience and to build on their technical skills while increasing confidence, employability, and job readiness. During practicum, students will be expected to perform employer-specified tasks, apply health and safety practices in the workplace, and demonstrate skills for success at work.

      Course Code: PRDV-9106
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety in Welding,Introductory Trade Math for Welding,Success at Work in Welding,Hand and Power Tools in Welding,Introductory Oxy-Fuel Cutting,Drawing Interpretation in Welding,Introductory Welding Processes,Foundational Essential Skills,Introductory Career Preparation

      Hours: 100

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