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Course details

General interest course for those interested in artwork, furniture building and minor repair jobs. Focus is on the oxy-acetylene process - brazing, cutting, forming, shaping and welding. Last two sessions are spent working on a small project of the student's choice. Project materials NOT included. CSA-approved leather steel-toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls required.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of WELD 0120 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 31387


Sat Oct 21 - Sat Nov 25 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 31387
  • $618.01
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 21 - Nov 25 Sat 08:30 - 15:00 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. No final grade is recorded in this course, and no statement of attendance or completion is issued. Steel toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls, fire retardant coveralls or others recommended for welding are acceptable. 100% cotton coveralls can be purchased from the Burnaby BCIT Bookstore. No class on November 11.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the oxy-fuel gas cutting process.
  • Describe the oxy-fuel gas fusion welding process.
  • Describe the oxy-fuel brazing process.
  • Identify the main components of an oxy-fuel station.
  • Describe the three types of oxy-fuel flames used in fusion welding and brazing.
  • Assemble, ignite, shut down and maintain oxy-fuel gas cutting and welding equipment.
  • Describe and use the plasma cutting process.
  • Identify the thermal effects of distortion and learn how to control it.
  • Identify ferrous and non-ferrous alloys that cannot be cut with oxy-fuel gas.
  • Identify the characteristics of an acceptable cut.
  • Perform freehand straight and bevel cuts on mild steel plate and sheet.
  • Pierce holes in mild steel plate.
  • Perform freehand cuts on structural shapes and on round stock.
  • Identify four weld positions.
  • Describe how to fit up and weld joints.
  • Describe how to examine welds for defects.
  • Weld stringer beads in the flat position without and with filler rod.
  • Fusion weld a flat corner joint, a horizontal lap joint, a horizontal tee joint, and a flat butt joint.
  • Describe the correct procedure for brazing.
  • Braze a fillet weld on a horizontal lap joint.
  • Braze a fillet weld on a horizontal tee joint.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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