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WELD 0120 - Welding for the Artisan

Welding Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 17947

Sat Feb 26 - Sat Mar 26 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 26 - Mar 26 Sat 08:30 - 15:00 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. CSA-approved steel-toed safety boots are required for this course. Coveralls that are 100% cotton, fire retardant or recommended for welding are also required..

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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