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Precision Machining/Welding

You May Be Interested If:

You have an interest in a career as a machinist or a welder. This program will allow you to explore both fields while earning dual credits, and will help you take your first step toward a career as a professional tradesperson. With our well-equipped shops and labs and qualified trades faculty, there's no better place to start than Sheridan.

What Students Are Saying About This Program

“I chose to take the dual credit program because I believed it would give me valuable hands on experience for the real life work place. And to also get myself started off with some college credits. It was a great experience.”

“I took this course for more experience. I liked how we got lots of hands-on experience in lab. Doing dual credit made me see that college is fun and is worth going. Dual credit helped me pick what I really wanted to do as a job. “

What Will I Learn/Do?

You’ll be taking three courses: one that will teach you the welding and cutting processes, one that will allow you to develop and practice skills for the workplace in Sheridan’s well-designed and equipped shop setting, and one course that will teach you how to stay safe on the job.

Secondary Credits  3
Days/Wk 5

# wks 7
Hrs/Day 5
Term Spring
Campus/City Davis/Brampton
Courses Precision Machining 1A Welding & Cutting Processes
Manufacturing Trade Safety
Dual Credit Codes TZA4T TLJ4T TME4T
College Codes TSKL 15738 ENGI14579 ENGI18634

Course Descriptions:

Precision Machining 1A:

In this course, you will be introduced to the applications of machine tools, specifically engine lathes, drill presses and milling machines; as well as the types of cutting tools and hand tools employed to set up and safely perform machining operations. In addition, precision measuring techniques and machining processes will be demonstrated.

Welding & Cutting Processes:

You will be introduced to the principles and fundamental processes of arc welding, oxy-fuel cutting, power units and their controls. Emphasis will be placed on the safe setup and operation of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment. You’ll work in the lab where you will have the opportunity to practice with oxy-fuel cutting/welding equipment. You will also participate in demonstrations, lab bases activities, interactive lectures, and discussions.

Trade Safety 1:

Working safely is important. In this course you are taught how to stay safe in a potentially dangerous environment. You will learn about the common causes of workplace accidents and how to foresee and prevent them from happening. You’ll learn about personal and workplace safety when working with things such as lifts, ladders, harnesses and explosive tools. You will also have an opportunity to complete the First Aid Standard with Level C CPR certification.

Pathways to Full Time Sheridan Programs:

This dual credit program is ideal if you’re not quite sure of your direction, and want to explore your options while still earning credits in high school. You’ll have the chance to get a head start on the full time one year Mechanical Techniques program or the full time one year Welding Techniques program, which both offer an Ontario College Certificate. If you apply and are offered admission to either of these full time programs, you can apply to have the relevant dual credit courses counted towards your program.

Further Academic/Career Pathways:

Sheridan is recognized for excellence in skilled trades instruction. Our graduates have an outstanding track record, and employers seek them out for apprenticeships. The one-year Mechanical Techniques certificate program is the gateway to a full apprenticeship or employment in precision metal machining occupations, and is also a transfer pathway to the more advanced Mechanical Technician–Tool Making Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program, if successfully completed.  You may also choose to continue your education in related Technician and Technology diploma programs at Sheridan. Graduates of the Welding Techniques program are sought by employers for welding apprenticeships as welders, boilermakers, pipefitters, steamfitters, millwrights, sheet-metal workers or in a related trade, or you can go directly into entry-level employment as a welder, fitter welder, service technician or inspector. After earning your Ontario College Certificate in welding, you’ll be eligible to take up to three certification tests through the Canadian Welding Bureau.