Metal Fabrication Introduction

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Overview

Metal Fabrication is the process of building metal objects using cutting, welding, bending and assembling techniques. In this series of courses designed for those seeking to develop skills as a hobbyist or to explore a new career, students will learn a basic introduction to the types and applications of metal fabrication including safety, measuring and layout, blueprint reading, tools and equipment as well as hands on production of projects using various techniques.  CSA approved safety boots, safety glasses and welding gloves are mandatory and are the responsibility of the student.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
Additional or Technical Recommendations

Admission Requirements: Students are required to have at a minimum basic welding skills that will be verified by the instructor during the first class.  For basic welding skills see Basic Welding WELD 10073 or WELD 10197.

Completion Requirement: 4 courses

            

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Mandatory Courses

            
Course Number Course Name Course Description
MANU10056 Metal Fabrication Intro Level 1 Designed for beginner fabricators or hobbyists who have welding experience (will be evaluated by instructor on first night of class). Develop and read shop drawings by building several small steel projects using a variety of techniques, equipment and hand tools. Gain experience using the oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, grinders, chop saw, drill press, shear and iron worker. Tools supplied. Materials included. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety glasses, CSA approved safety boots, welding gloves and a tape measure (metric and imperial).
MANU10058 Metal Fabrication Intro Level 2 Further develop your introductory metal fabrication skills from MANU 10056 Metal Fabrication Intro Level 1 by fabricating a more advanced project. Students will choose between three designs: coffee/end table, fire pit or book case. Drawings and materials list will be provided. Students will purchase their own materials. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety glasses, CSA approved safety boots, welding gloves and a tape measure.
MANU10059 Metal Fabrication Intro Level 3 Build your own metal project with the guidance of an expert metal fabricator. Apply techniques learned from Level 1 and 2 to build your own custom project (size limitations; all projects to be approved by instructor). Supply own plan and materials. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety glasses, CSA approved safety boots, welding gloves and a tape measure.
TDRWRE154 Blueprint Reading Welding Welding symbols, types of welds, assemblies, fabrication, sectional drawings and terminology are covered. Students must purchase a manual (available from the bookstore).