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The Welder Foundation program is the entry level program for this trade. Completing this program permits you to weld in the construction and metalworking industries. Training consists of learning to weld various steel and aluminum parts using shielded metal arc (SMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), and flux core arc welding (FCAW) processes, in the fabrication, construction, erection, and repair components of structures, in plate and structural applications. A portion of this program is offered on-line through our E-pprentice flexible learning module.

Upon successful completion of this training (minimum mark of 70% in the technical training portion and Level 1 and Level 2 ITA standardized written exams) the ITA (Industry Training Authority) will grant a Certificate of Completion for Welder Foundation.


This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Program Information

  • Campus

    Fort St. John

  • Certification(s)
    Certificate of Completion for Welder Foundation
  • 28 wks
  • Length

Topics Covered


Training consists of learning the basics of the welding trade with an emphasis on safety.

  • Drafting and blueprint reading
  • Hand and power tools
  • Oxy-fuel cutting and Welding
  • SMAW
  • GMAW
  • GTAW

Complete program outline:
Student Contract Policies – Welder Foundation Rev Jan 28 2016


  • Recommended education is Grade 12 or GED
  • Minimum requirement is Grade 10 completion, including English, Math and Science 10

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