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Course Description

The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) course covers the theory of operation and some applications of semi-automatic processes. Laboratory welding exercises will work with a mild steel plate. You will also learn about various metal transfers, gases and welding positions during your training.

 

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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

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
Welding/GMAW Operators (Beginners MIG)
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 21, 2022
Type
Laboratory
Days
F, M, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 23, 2022 to Oct 07, 2022
Type
Laboratory
Days
W, F
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 12, 2022 to Oct 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $650.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 06, 2022 to Sep 21, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 06, 2022 to Sep 21, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 22, 2022 to Oct 05, 2022
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.
  • Please note there is no class on October 10/22 - Thanksgiving

Before Course Start – Campus Access:  

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