Welding Technology

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Welding Engineering Technologists are big picture thinkers. They inspect and produce welding projects and supervise welding teams. You’ll learn effective communication tools, applied welding knowledge, and advanced quality control procedures. The scope of learning ranges from basic welding and steel fabrication to specialized training in robotics, metallurgy, and weld inspection methods and design. Welding Engineering Technologists are hired by competitive companies for the insight and leadership they provide.


Duration

The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110

      NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
      International Student Admission Equivalencies


      Career Possibilities

      Graduates of this program may find employment as engineering assistants, robotic welding programmers, welding inspectors, laboratory technicians, welding consultants, welding instructors and welding foremen or supervisors in various areas, including the construction industry, pulp and paper mills, steel fabrication shops, shipbuilding, refineries, and nuclear facilities.

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      Specific Considerations

      Technology Requirements
      NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.


      Areas of Study

      • Codes and Specifications
      • Engineering Drawings
      • Fundamentals of Quality Assurance
      • Quality Control
      • Metallurgy
      • Weld Quality
      • Welding Inspection Methods
      • Welding Processes
      • Weld Automation
      • Fabrication Techniques
      • Ethics
      • Teamwork
      • Work Integrated Learning
      • Computer and Software Applications
      • Technical Documents
      • Report Writing
      • Interpersonal/Intrapersonal Communication
      • Welding Safety
      • Resource Management
      • Mathematics


      Program Courses

      Courses are subject to change.

      This course is designed to help students strengthen their fundamental skills in writing clear, effective sentences and paragraphs, and enable them to create organized, unified and coherent documents. The writing process is introduced. Students will recognize the importance of writing for the intended purpose and audience.

      This course introduces students to the fundamentals of technical writing and research. Students will learn how to write a variety of technical documents and business correspondence suitable to a specific audience and purpose as well as learn how to conduct research and document sources.

      Prerequisites:

      • COMM1264A

      This course introduces students to ethical principles and codes of conduct applicable to Professional Engineering Technology practice. It prepares students for being engineering technology professionals by exploring critical thinking, ethical behavior, and the legal and professional accountabilities that apply in the workplace. The industry's code(s) of ethics and practical case studies are used as the learning focus.

      Learning is achieved through lectures, case studies, and team projects.

      This course is the first phase of the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) capstone projects in Welding Engineering Technology. This course provides learners with an opportunity to work with a team on a selected engineering project. The goal of the work-integrated learning experience is to complement academic studies with real-world application. Learners gain practical experience through supervised, and industry partner involvement. Learners will integrate the knowledge and skills acquired during the program to develop a project scope, identify the necessary documentation based on industry standards, and submit it for instructor and industry partner approval. Upon instructor approval, learners will design, and develop a project plan that outlines the specifications and tasks to be completed in time and within the budget for the proposed project. Learners are expected to produce deliverables and project management documents based on the project plan to facilitate the second and third phases of the capstone project.

      Prerequisites:

      • WDSO1282A
      • LEGL1116A
      • QUAL1106A

      This course is the second phase of the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) capstone projects in Welding Engineering Technology. Learners will evaluate their project plan in the previous course, ETTG1038, and follow workplace safety procedures to complete their applied project work. This capstone project offers learners the chance to put their year one coursework into practice by creating a weldment that meets specific welding standards, delivering quality assurance throughout. Through this capstone project, learners gain valuable preparation for real-world scenarios in the fabrication field. Following completion of the metal fabrication project, learners will deliver a presentation outlining objectives, methods, and outcomes.

      Prerequisites:

      • ETTG1038A

      This course is the third phase of the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) capstone projects in Welding Engineering Technology. This course is a continuation of the capstone projects: Welding Engineering Technology I and Welding Engineering Technology II. Learners will analyze, organize, and combine findings to complete a finalized report. Following completion of the capstone project, learners will deliver a presentation to relative industry partners.

      Prerequisites:

      • ETTG1039A
      • WDSO1284A
      • LEGL1117A
      • HRRH1107A
      • PRLP1107A
      • MATE1114A
      • QUAL1108A
      • STRC1042A

      This course is designed to provide learners with the skills and strategies for managerial and supervisory roles within various industries. Throughout the course, learners will examine key topics such as effective communication, motivation, performance management, and leadership development.

      This course is designed to study the codes and specifications relevant to the welding industry in Canada. Learners research code-related solutions to identified industrial situations and, through this, they will recognize how regulatory systems serve to create a framework for establishing and maintaining an environment that is safe, resilient, sustainable, and efficient.

      This course is designed to study codes and specifications relevant to the welding industry internationally. Learners research code-related solutions to identified industrial situations and, through this, they will recognize how regulatory systems serve to create a framework for establishing and maintaining an environment that is safe, resilient, sustainable, and efficient.

      Prerequisites:

      • LEGL1116A

      This course is designed to introduce the metallurgical engineering discipline of materials science, emphasizing the metallurgical principles governing the characteristics and properties of metals following exposure to different heating and cooling rates. Learners will gain knowledge of heat treatment procedures, phase diagrams, and mechanical tests used to identify various types of metals and their respective properties. Additionally, learners engage in calculating rates of expansion and contraction while also examining strategies for controlling distortion.



      Prerequisites:

      • MATE1113A



      Prerequisites:

      • MATE1111A



      Prerequisites:

      • QUAL1106A



      Prerequisites:

      • MATE1114A

      This course is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the material classification systems and their pivotal role in upholding quality and integrity within the fabrication industry. Learners will be introduced to various classification and numbering systems that categorize metals and alloys based on their composition, properties, and characteristics.
      This knowledge will enable the learner to effectively communicate with engineers, designers, and manufacturers involved in fabrication processes and/or the various stakeholders within the metals industry.

      Prerequisites:

      • PRLP1105A

      This course forms the foundations of technical mathematics. Topics covered include fundamental numerical calculations, manipulation of algebraic expressions, and solving equations, system of equations, and word problems. Learning is achieved through lectures, classroom examples and working out problems.

      This course is designed for students to learn more advanced algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Topics include quadratic equations, trigonometry, logarithms, and vectors.

      Learning will be achieved through lectures and classroom examples and work. Learning is achieved through lectures and in-class activities.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1271B

      This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities.

      This workshop introduces students to the process of finding employment. It explores the various strategies and resources available, and examines the role of social media.

      This course is designed to provide learners with fundamental skills in blueprint sketching and interpretation, equipping them with essential skills to extract vital information from blueprints effectively. Additionally, the course will introduce learners to the proper dimensioning techniques of various structural shapes.

      This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to understand the specifics of diverse types of structural engineering drawings. Learners will gain insight into the correct steel erection techniques necessary to uphold quality assurance standards throughout the steel erection process.

      Prerequisites:

      • PRLP1105A
      • SMTT1034A



      Prerequisites:

      • PRLP1106A
      • LEGL1117A

      This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to conduct quality control measures to ensure the integrity of welds. This course introduces various forms of non-destructive examination techniques. Learners will perform visual inspection using quality control procedures to determine any discontinuities deemed unacceptable to applicable standards. Learners also make use of codes and standards to identify any necessary corrective actions.

      Prerequisites:

      • WDSO1282A
      • LEGL1116A



      Prerequisites:

      • QUAL1106A

      This course introduces students to basic computer applications and tools that are integral to all engineering disciplines, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and electronic file management and data sharing.

      Students learn how to select and use appropriate computer applications to perform tasks such as research, data analysis, data presentation and sharing, and preparation of technical documents and reports within their discipline. An emphasis is placed on the data security, and safe use and management of files in a collaborative networked environment. Learning is achieved through practical application of skills during hands-on class activities and assignments.

      A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

      This course is designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills to craft a test plate assembly meeting industry standard proficiently. An emphasis is on understanding welding symbols and abbreviations, alongside mastering fabrication industry best practices for interpretation and application. Practical instruction is on safely and effectively utilizing diverse material preparation equipment.

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1322B

      This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of metal fabrication. With a primary focus on safety protocols, learners effectively select, utilize, and maintain hand and power tools essential to the fabrication process. Learners will gain hands-on experience operating various metal fabrication machinery, such as power shears, press brakes, and rolling equipment enabling them to develop practical skills crucial for success in this field.

      Prerequisites:

      • SMTT1034A
      • PRLP1106A



      Prerequisites:

      • LEGL1117A

      This course explains the various principles of the shielded metal arc welding process and the basic welding power source operation. The emphasis is on safety practices, and the operating principles of equipment, electrical theory, and testing.

      This course provides learners with the knowledge and skill to safely perform basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) techniques and conduct basic destructive testing to identify weld quality. This course is designed for learners to apply the various aspects of the welding process including correct manipulative skills and welding techniques. Learners are also exposed to basic multi-meter operation to maintain proper electrode conditions.

      Prerequisites:

      • WDSO1279A

      This course is designed to introduce learners to the gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process. An emphasis is placed on utilizing safe practices and procedures of GMAW equipment. Learners also acquire knowledge in consumable selection, process application, and the various modes of metal transfer.

      This course is designed to extend  knowledge and skill of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and provide opportunities for learners to establish the proper manipulative skills to achieve quality welds.
      This course also introduces the following welding processes: flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), metal-cored arc welding (MCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Learners apply the principles of each welding process including equipment setup and consumable selection.

      Prerequisites:

      • WDSO1280A
      • WDSO1281A
      • SMTT1035A

      This course is designed to instruct learners on the operational principles and safety procedures of modern/advanced welding applications. The course blends theoretical knowledge with extensive practical training to determine the best practices to produce quality weldments. Topics include inverter power sources, welding consumables, and process applications. An emphasis is placed on understanding the complexities of each process and applying them to achieve precise and reliable welds. Learners create technical reports that reflect the objectives and outcomes of the weld applications.

      Prerequisites:

      • WDSO1282A
      • WDSO1285A

      This course provides the skills to safely operate, program, and edit weld schedules and procedures associated with mechanized/automated welding equipment. The course blends theoretical knowledge with extensive practical training to determine the best practices to produce quality weldments. Topics include Submerged Arc Welding, welding robotics, and Orbital Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Learners create technical reports that reflect the objectives and outcomes for each lab experiment.


      NOC Codes

      22230 - Non-destructive testers and inspectors
      22302 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
      62100 - Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
      90010 - Manufacturing managers


      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
      Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
      NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.


       


      Institution: Cape Breton University
      Information: Bachelor of Engineering Technology
      NBCC graduates must complete 36 credits of course work.  This can be done online, in class or a combination. - minimum 2 semesters.
       
      Institution: Griffith University
      Information: Griffith University will grant up to 1.5 to 2 years of advanced standing of related Griffith University undergraduate Bachelor degree on completion of an NBCC diploma.

      Griffith University will grant up to 1 semester of advanced standing of related Griffith University post graduate Masters degree on completion of an NBCC Postgraduate Certificate where entry into the program was by undergraduate degree.

      External Certifications

      Welding Technology graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

      Institution: NBSCETT - New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
      External Certification: Professional Technologist
      Information: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

       


      Institution: Canadian Welding Bureau
      External Certification: Welding - Canadian Welding Bureau
      Information: Level 1 Welding Inspection Examination - Canadian Welding Bureau

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