WLD102 - Welding Processes - Advanced

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Subject Title
Welding Processes - Advanced

Subject Description
This subject is designed for individuals who have completed the Basic Welding (RDC300) subject or have SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) experience and wish to further their welding skills and training. Content includes specific skills in oxy-fuel torch operation, MIG welding, TIG welding, and SMAW skills involving common structural shapes, pipe, all position welding, groove welds, and destructive weld testing, as well as reading weld symbols and shop prints.

Credit Status
This is one credit toward the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Welding Qualification Recognition of Achievement

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to perform advanced techniques in the metal working trades and be better prepared for the work force, or to begin training in RDC 305 to attain structural welding tickets in SMAW. 

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

WLD101 or SMAW Welding Experience

Topic Outline

  • Introduction
  • Health & Safety
  • Introduction to Weld Symbols, Blue Prints and Weld Joints  
  • Demonstration of Groove Welds and Fillet Welds
  • Shop Time/Producing Welds from Basic Weld Diagrams
  • Penetration and Welding Metals of Different Thicknesses
  • Welding Square and Round Materials
  • Demonstration of Welding Pipe to Flat Stock and Pipe to Pipe
  • Shop Time/Producing Welds from Basic Weld Diagrams
  • Different Welding Processes; MIG and TIG
  • Welding Different Metals and Thinner Steels
  • Demonstration of MIG and TIG Welding Processes
  • Shop Time/Producing Welds from Basic Weld Diagrams
  • Oxy/Acetylene Torch Cutting – Bevels and Holes
  • Brazing, Heating and Bending                
  • Demonstration of Oxy/Acetylene Bevel Cutting
  • Shop Time/Producing Welds from Basic Weld Diagrams
  • Out of Position Welding; Horizontal and Vertical
  • Vertical-Up vs. Vertical-Down
  • Demonstration of Vertical-up and Vertical Down
  • Shop Time/Producing Welds from Basic Weld Diagrams
  • Out of Position Welding - Overhead
  • Project #1; Brazing Fittings and Testing for Pressure
  • Shop Time/Practice and Assistance for Project Completion
  • Warping and Distortion; Causes and Solutions
  • Project #2; Aluminum Welding with TIG
  • Shop Time/Practice and Assistance for Project Completion
  • Groove Joint Types and Considerations for Penetration
  • Project #3; Welding with MIG
  • Shop Time/Practice and Assistance for Project Completion
  • Welding Problems; Undercut, Incomplete Penetration etc.
  • Project #4; Pipe Welding Project
  • Shop Time/Practice and Assistance for Project Completion
  • Electrode Selection and sizing for application
  • Project #5; Welding Expanded Metal
  • Shop Time/Practice and Assistance for Project Completion
  • Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing of Welds
  • Project #6; Torch Bevel Project and Groove Welding
  • Shop Time/Practice and Assistance for Project Completion
  • Review of Course Material for Exam Preparation
  • Cutting Welds and Acid Etching to Inspect Penetration
  • Shop Time/Practice and Assistance for Project Completion
  • Final Exam
  • Shop Time/Practice and Assistance for Project Completion
  • Introduction into CWB, ‘S’ Classification Structural Coupons.

Mode of Instruction
Students learn through classroom instruction and hands on experience.

Prescribed Texts
Blueprint Reading for Welders, Welding Series 116 820116
Please order directly from the publisher www.schoolcraftpublishing.com  1-800-837-1255

Reference Material
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic; Hobart Institute of Technology (CWB)  

Required Supplies
CSA Approved Safety Glasses with side shields
CSA Approved Work Boots
Leather Welding Gloves

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation


  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  The value of missed tests, at the discretion of the Faculty, will be added to other evaluation components

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments
  • Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:  http://library.senecacollege.ca

Laboratory Attendance

The laboratory component is essential and therefore it is strongly recommended  that you attend all labs.  Any missed labs must be supported with a legal document with three days of the lab.  Any student who fails to attend 2 scheduled laboratory classes for a 7 week subject and more than 3 laboratory classes for a 14 week subject will not pass the subject.    

Laboratory Safety
Students are required to review and understand the safety procedures and guidelines outlined on the first class and sign the sheet to this effect before beginning work in the laboratory.  Students must also wear a lab coat and safety glasses when conducting experiments.
A student who arrives without the proper safety equipment will not be permitted to participant in the lab but will be asked to leave the class.  The student will receive no grade for the lab missed.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Quizzes   20%
Practical Test  60%
Final Exam   20%

No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received a "D" grade.

Other Evaluation Considerations
The student is expected to comply with the Safety Rules for working in the laboratory, sign the safety contract, and WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR CONTACT LENSES in the laboratory.  The student will know where all safety equipment is located in the laboratory and will be familiar with WHMIS concepts and signage.


Approved by: Sharon Estok