WELD 113 - RK 3 Welding Metallurgy I

Course Details
Course Code:
WELD 113

Calendar Description:
This course is part of a competency based, seven month Welding Level C program. Students will focus on the properties of metal and how they withstand stresses in order to ensure effective welding techniques.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 10
Lecture Hours: 10

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Admission into the Welding Level C Program

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
- The Mechanical and Physical Properties of Metals
- Iron and Steel
- Metals

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
Identify the Mechanical and Physical Properties of Metals:
- Define the terms ferrous and nonferrous
- Describe tensile strength, elasticity, elongation, yield strength, and ultimate tensile strength
- Describe ductility and malleability
- Define brittleness and hardness
- Define impact strength, compression strength, and fatigue strength
- Describe the physical properties of metals
- Describe corrosion resistance
Describe Iron and Steel:
- Describe the production processes for iron and steel
- Identify the types of iron and steel
- Identify classification systems for steel
- Identify the effect of carbon content on the weldability of steel
- Identify the principal alloying elements in steel
- Identify the effects of allowing elements on the properties of steel
Identify Metals:
- Identify the visual appearances, relative weight, typical shape, and texture of metals
- Describe chip testing and spark testing
- Describe hardness tests and identify the relative hardness of a variety of metals
- Describe the flame test and identify the melting rate and characteristics of several metals

Select and use appropriate tools.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

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Additional Comments:
Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.

Students are required to supply the following tools:

- Metal tool pail (max 10" diameter) or small tool box with tote tray
- Clear CSA approved safety glasses
- High top steel-toe CSA approved leather work boots
- Padlock for locker
- 12' metric/imperial tap measure
- Arc welding helmet
- 2 pair welder's gloves
- One-piece oxy-acetylene goggles
- Tri-flint spark lighter
- Tip cleaners
- Small metal protractor
- Welder's leather jacket or cape sleeves
- 100% cotton overalls (bib or full)
- #10R straight jaw vice grip
- 10" crescent wrench
- 1 1/2 lb 24oz fibreglass handle ball peen hammer
- 12" STT metric/imperial combination square
- Centre punch
- 10" slip joint pliers
- 1/2 RD Pipeliner NCH 14" file with handle
- 45/90 degree magnet

Keys to Success:
Attendance, class participation, maintaining a professional attitude, successful study habits, and receiving a minimum of 70% on all practical and theoretical quizzes and tests.

Text Books:

Required - Industry Training Authority, 2010, Module/Line RK3 Welding Metallurgy I (Queen's Printer, Victoria, BC). Chapters Covered: All