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Course Description

This beginners Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding course covers the theory and applications of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process. Laboratory exercises are performed on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum, incorporating various positions and joint designs.

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Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use safe working practices while performing GMAW welding processes
  • Perform the following practical weld tests:
  1. 2F on 3/8” Plate Using the GMAW Process with Stringer beads
  2. 3F on 3/8” Plate Using the GMAW Process with a Down Hand Root and an Up Hand Fill & Cap
  3. 2F on 3/8” Plate Using the FCAW Process with Stringer beads
  4. 1F on 3/8” Plate Using the GMAW Process for the Root and Using the FCAW Process For The Fill & Cap
  5. 2F & 3F on 11Gauge Plate Using the GMAW Process

Notes

This course is designed to teach beginner welding skills and is not a substitute for apprenticeship training. To work as a welder in Alberta, you must either hold a recognized trade certificate or be a registered apprentice in the trade.

Prerequisites

Strongly Recommended: Welding - Oxyacetylene (WELD 003)

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Section Title
Beginner Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG Welding)
Type
Laboratory
Days
M, W, F
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 17, 2022 to Nov 07, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $660.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 06, 2022 to Oct 18, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 06, 2022 to Oct 18, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Oct 19, 2022 to Oct 31, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Before Start of Class: You will need to purchase these items to bring to class

Safety glasses

Welding gloves (hot gloves)

High top boots

Pliers (vice grips)

Welding mask*

Welding jacket*

* Welding jacket and helmet can be purchased at a discount when you buy as a set. You should never wear synthetic clothing in the shop (it can melt) Bring cotton/wool types to wear while working.

Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Please note:

  • This class will consist of 1 day of theory in class or virtually before the remaining 9 sessions in the welding lab.

Before Course Start – Campus Access:  

If you have additional questions, contact Advising at conedadvising@sait.ca

Section Title
Beginner Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG Welding)
Type
Lecture
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 28, 2022
Type
Laboratory
Days
W, F, M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 30, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $660.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 06, 2022 to Nov 29, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 06, 2022 to Nov 29, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 30, 2022 to Dec 11, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Before Start of Class: You will need to purchase these items to bring to class

Safety glasses

Welding gloves (hot gloves)

High top boots

Pliers (vice grips)

Welding mask*

Welding jacket*

* Welding jacket and helmet can be purchased at a discount when you buy as a set. You should never wear synthetic clothing in the shop (it can melt) Bring cotton/wool types to wear while working.

Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Please note:

  • This class will consist of 1 day of theory in class or virtually before the remaining 9 sessions in the welding lab.

Before Course Start – Campus Access:  

If you have additional questions, contact Advising at conedadvising@sait.ca

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