British Columbia Institute of


WELD 0120 - Welding for the Artisan

Welding Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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.





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 31387

Sat Oct 26 - Sat Nov 30 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 26 - Nov 30 Sat 08:30 - 15:00 BBY NE08



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. 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 9.

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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