Welding - Morden Collegiate

The Welding program trains students for the welding workforce. Students completing this course may be ready to enter the workforce as production welders. This program involves the joining and cutting of various metals using equipment of the trade. There are numerous welding processes, depending on the type of equipment and techniques used.

Students learn by doing. By studying the theory and then doing the Welding Pic of Morden Weldingrelated practical projects, students can achieve a high skill level. Once students have mastered the skills of a particular process, they will reinforce this learning by designing and building products which might include utility or custom-made trailers, ornamental railings and ironwork, gym equipment, and projects brought in from the community. Award winning class projects have included; sand rail dune buggies, customized golf carts and a V-8 powered trike. Students are required to study related subjects such as safety, math, blueprint reading, and metallurgy to complement their practical work.

The Welding Technology program is accredited with Apprenticeship Manitoba.  To qualify for accreditation, a student must achieve an overall average of 70% or higher across all eight credits, they will receive recognition for level one technical (in-class) training in the Welding trade. A student must then become a registered apprentice with an employer and complete the remaining required practical hours.

Practical (on-the-job) training hours can be acquired through the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) – a high school work practicum recognized by Apprenticeship Manitoba.  These hours can be earned during evenings, weekends, or school breaks.

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Additional practical training hours can be acquired through the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) - a high school, evening/weekend/summer work practicum recognized Apprenticeship MB.

The program will also assist in developing entry level skills for workers in a wide range of employment opportunities such as:

Construction Welders  Production Line Welder 
Specialty TIG Welders Production Line Welder
Welding Inspectors Welding Supplies Salesperson
Related professions such as Drafting, Engineering and Architecture

Welding Technology courses include:

Section A 
8378 Introduction to Welding Technology 20S 
8414 Metal Design/Fabrication and Oxy-Acetylene Procedures 30S 
8474 Basic GMAW (MIG) Procedures 30S 
8487 Advanced GMAW (MIG) Procedures 40S

Section B 
8486 Basic SMAW (Arc) Procedures 30S
8488 Advanced SMAW (Arc) Procedures 40S
8489 Advanced Metal Design/Fabrication 40S 
8503 Applied Specialties & Qualifications 40S

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Morden Collegiate Institute
Welding Instructor: 
Riaan Strydom
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