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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 - In Person
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 12, 2024
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
F, M, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 14, 2024 to Jul 05, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $749.00
Required Software
n/a
Reading List / Textbook
All course materials are provided. Students are required to purchase PPE.
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Please note:

  • This class will consist of 1 day of theory in class before the remaining 9 sessions in the welding lab.
  • The minimum enrollment age for this course is 18 years.

Before Course Start – Campus Access:  

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

Please note: There's no class on July 1st.

Section Title
Welding/GMAW Operators (Beginners MIG)
Type
Lecture - In Person
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 04, 2024
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
F, M, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 06, 2024 to Sep 25, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $749.00
Required Software
n/a
Reading List / Textbook
All course materials are provided. Students are required to purchase PPE.
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Please note:

  • This class will consist of 1 day of theory in class before the remaining 9 sessions in the welding lab.
  • The minimum enrollment age for this course is 18 years.

Before Course Start – Campus Access:  

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

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