Welding & Fitting

PROGRAM Welding and Fitting
CODE 5695
DIPLOMA TYPE Secondary School Vocational Diploma (DVS)
TUITION FEE (Local Students) $19,950.00 CAD
TUITION FEE (Foreign Students) $24,950.00 CAD

The welding aspect is present in our every day life. It can find use in simple things such as a desk or a table and it also has a bigger importance when it comes to the industry of automobiles, planes, and construction of bridges. The welding industry is a diversified field and provides many career opportunities.

The Welding and Fitting program consists of 29 competencies; a total of 1800 hours. The students will have to complete alternatively theoretical and practical work to develop the skills to assume the roles, functions, and tasks related to the job. Therefore, they will be well equipped to progress effectively while ensuring the integration of safety in the workplace.

During the program, the student will:

  • Prepare and weld steel, stainless steel and aluminum parts according to different processes, such as; SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW;

  • Accomplish projects of Welding steel parts and producing basic assemblies;

  • Interpret plans, specifications and Welding procedures.

  • Welding is an area of expertise that requires both precision, consistency and agility. The new graduates can specialize both in the construction and repair of ships, in pipeline construction welding, structural construction welding, machinery and equipment repair welding or in the precision welding in aerospace.

    *This DVS program is eligible for the program of student financial assistance from the Government of Quebec.

    Welders perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read and interpret blueprints or welding process specifications.

  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment, using processes such as:

  • gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW),

  • gas metal arc welding (GMAW),

  • flux-cored arc welding (FCAW),

  • plasma arc welding (PAW),

  • shielded metal arc welding (SMAW),

  • oxy-acetylene welding (OAW),

  • resistance welding and submerged arc welding (SAW)

  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame cutting equipment

  • Operate brazing and soldering equipment

  • Operate metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines

  • Repair worn parts of metal products by welding extra layers

  • Welding, brazing and soldering machine operators perform some or all the following duties:

  • Operate previously set up welding machines such as spot, butt and seam resistance or gas and arc welding machines to fabricate or repair metal parts.

  • Operate previously set up brazing or soldering machines to bond metal parts or to fill holes, indentations and seams of metal articles with solder.

  • Code Competency Description Hours Credits
    801-712 Determine their suitablity for the trade and the training process 30 2
    801-722 Become aware of occupational health and safety rules 30 2
    801-737 Produce sketches and drawings 105 7
    801-743 Apply concepts of metallurgy 45 3
    801-757 Interpret drawings and specifications 105 7
    801-762 Cut ferrous and non-ferrous metals 30 2
    801-776 Use cutting and shaping equipment 90 6
    801-782 Prepare parts 30 2
    801-792 Apply the SMAW process 30 2
    801-807 Weld steel parts using the SMAW process 105 7
    801-813 Apply the GTAW process 45 3
    801-825 Weld steel parts using the GTAW process 75 5
    801-834 Weld aluminium parts using the GTAW process 60 4
    801-844 Produce basic assemblies 60 4
    801-852 Apply the GMAW process 30 2
    801-868 Weld steel parts using the GMAW process 120 8
    801-874 Weld aluminium parts using the GMAW process 60 4
    801-884 Produce simple assemblies 60 4
    801-891 Apply the FCAW process 15 1
    801-908 Weld steel parts using the FCAW process 120 8
    801-912 Apply the SAW, RW and PAW processes 30 2
    801-927 Interpret drawings and specifications for complex assemblies 105 7
    801-935 Produce assemblies of medium complexity 75 5
    801-941 Communicate in the workplace 15 1
    801-958 Produce complex assemblies 120 8
    801-963 Modify assemblies 45 3
    801-974 Repair assemblies 60 4
    801-981 Use job-search techniques 15 1
    801-996 Enter the work force 90 6

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