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), Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW), 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).

Students have an opportunity to challenge the Level I (and Level II pending credentials) Welder apprenticeship test on location after completion of the program. Students will also be given the opportunity to challenge the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) multiple process and position welding tickets. Students complete the program competent and ready for the workforce.

Admission Requirements

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

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 union and non-union placements like: Welder, Welder-Fitter, Boilermaker, Pressure System Welder, Iron worker, Industrial Mechanic/Millwright, Pipe fitter, Steamfitter, Sheet Metal Worker, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, Steel Artist, Robotic Welder Operator, Welding Inspector, Self-Employed Welder, and more. Some of these positions fall under different responsibilities within construction, service, and maintenance.

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

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Technology & Trades
Program Information
Nikki C Noble
Program Coordinator