Welding Techniques

Program Code: WELD (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Certificate
Term 1 WEL-1001 Welding Theory I WEL-1017 Manual Welding Processes I WEL-1023 Fitting and Layout I WEL-1134 Semi-Automatic Welding Processes I MEC-1713 Metallurgy MTH-1503 Applied Mathematics COM-1113 Workplace Communications Term 2 WEL-2021 Welding Theory II WEL-2027 Manual Welding Processes II WEL-2404 Advanced Welding Processes WEL-2113 GTAW Processes BPR-1513 Blueprint Interpretation and Drawing JSS-1001 Job Search and Success GED-XXX3 General Education Elective

The Welding Techniques Program is a full-time, one-year program which provides students with theoretical and practical aspects of the welding trade. The skills and knowledge gained from this program will help students meet the necessary requirements to obtain placement in either union or non-union jobs. Students perform welding and cutting using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), oxy-fuel welding and cutting (OFW/OFC), plasma arc cutting (PAC), and carbon arc cutting with air/gouging (CAC-A).

Sourcing straight from the Alberta Individual Learning Modules (ILM), students have an opportunity to challenge the Level I Welder apprenticeship test on location after completion of the program. Students will also be given the opportunity to challenge the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) 'all position plate' welding tickets during the duration of the second term.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Successful students have the opportunity to branch out into many different career paths in the welding industry after completion of the program including: welder, welder fitter trainee, apprentice welder, apprentice boilermaker, apprentice construction millwright, apprentice ironworker, apprentice industrial mechanic/millwright, apprentice pipe fitter, apprentice fitter, apprentice steamfitter, apprentice sheet metal worker, fabricator, and maintenance welder.

Please Note: Availability of jobs will depend upon the local economy.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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Program Information

Nikki C Noble
Program Coordinator
519-542-7751 x 3577