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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
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 31, 2022
Type
Laboratory
Days
W, F, M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2022 to Nov 09, 2022
Type
Laboratory
Days
M, W, F
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 14, 2022 to Nov 23, 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 01, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 06, 2022 to Nov 01, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 02, 2022 to Nov 16, 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 November 11/22 - Remembrance  Day 

Before Course Start – Campus Access:  

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

Section Title
Welding/GMAW Operators (Beginners MIG)
Type
Lecture - In Person
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 18, 2023
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
F, M, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 20, 2023 to Feb 08, 2023
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
Aug 22, 2022 to Jan 19, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 22, 2022 to Jan 19, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 20, 2023 to Feb 03, 2023
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 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
Welding/GMAW Operators (Beginners MIG)
Type
Lecture - In Person
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Mar 15, 2023
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
F, M, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Mar 17, 2023 to Apr 05, 2023
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
Aug 22, 2022 to Mar 16, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 22, 2022 to Mar 16, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 17, 2023 to Mar 31, 2023
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 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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