• Program Title: Welder
    Credential: CWB Certified
    Area of Interest: Trades
    Delivery: In Person
    Program Length: 20 Weeks
    Program Requirements: Grade 12
    Offered: This program is available starting every Monday.
    Safety Ware: Steel toe safety boots / Welding helmet/ Work Coveralls

    Program Description

    This program is for entry-level Welders. It covers the essentials skills and knowledge for entry-level welders to enter the work force or start an apprenticeship program.

    Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    Upon completion of this course, you will have a basic understanding of welding techniques, materials, inspection and quality control, as well as the knowledge needed to pursue a career in welding or enroll in an apprenticeship program.

    1. Practical knowledge and skills to enter an apprenticeship or entry level welder.
    2. An introduction to general theory and practical welding.
    3. A culturally relevant learning experience.
    4. Practical skills and knowledge required for welding, including:
      • Safety
      • Visual inspection for defects
      • Hand and power tool
      • Smaw, Gmaw, Fcaw, Gtaw
      • Different joints
      • Blueprint reading
      • Types of material


    Your Career

    A career as a welder involves using specialized tools and equipment to join metal parts together. Welders typically work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, and automotive repair. As a welder, you would be responsible for reading and interpreting technical blueprints and specifications to determine the appropriate welding techniques and materials to use. You would then use your knowledge of welding principles and techniques to prepare the metal surfaces, position the parts, and apply the necessary heat and pressure to create a strong, durable bond between the metal pieces.

  • Admission Requirements

    College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
    • General Educational Development (GED); OR
    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).
    • Or entry exam showing reading comprehension and trade required math.

    Application Process

    Program intake – Apply to this program by visiting our Registration page. If you are entering into this program as a mature student, please attach your resume when submitting your registration information online.

    Course Requirements

    • Safety equipment: Welding helmet, gloves, apron, and steel-toed boots
    • Welding equipment: Welding machine, electrodes, wire, and gas (if applicable)
    • Access to a welding area or shop with proper ventilation and safety measures

  • Course Descriptions

    Orientation to the Trade 
    Reviews the history of the trade, describes the apprentice program, identifies career opportunities for carpentry and construction workers, and lists the skills, responsibilities, and characteristics a worker should possess. Emphasizes the importance of safety in the construction industry.

    Safety and Tools
    Students will examine the health hazards and safety risks that are present on the job site and learn to select, wear, and maintain themselves for personal protection and general safety. Students will also learn to identify, use, and maintain common hand and power tools.

    Section 1: Introduction to Welding
    • Overview of welding and its uses
    • Welding safety and personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Welding processes: oxy-fuel, stick, MIG, TIG, and plasma cutting.

    Section 2: Welding Theory
    • Introduction to welding symbols and blueprints
    • Understanding welding joints, positions, and types of welding beads
    • Basic welding terminology and theory

    Section 3: Welding Techniques
    • Welding positions and techniques
    • Welding preparation: cleaning and fitting
    • Welding in various positions and angles

    Section 4: Welding Materials
    • Different types of metals and alloys used in welding.
    • Welding stainless steel, aluminum, and other non-ferrous metals
    • Welding thick and thin materials

    Section 5: Welding Inspection and Quality Control
    • Inspection techniques and procedures
    • Quality control measures for welding projects
    • Understanding welding defects and their causes

    Section 6: Job Search and Career Development
    • Job search strategies and resume building
    • Understanding the welding industry and job opportunities
    • Introduction to apprenticeship programs and certification

  • Fees & Expenses

    Fees Apply for this Academic Year.

    • Registration: $100.00
    • Textbooks: $1025.00
    • Shipping: $61.00
    • Tuition: $8,500.00

    Total Tuition & Fees: $9,686.00

    • Personal Details

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