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Summary

Ever been fascinated by the idea of joining metal? Interested in having a good-paying, portable, practical skill? Learning to weld can open many career doors, or add to a Trade you already have, thereby making you that much more valuable as an employee.

Welders permanently join pieces of metal by applying heat, using filler metal or fusion process. They join parts being manufactured, build structures and repair damaged or worn parts. They also fabricate parts, tools, machines and uses a wide variety of occupational knowledge, skills and abilities in combination with cutting, gouging and welding processes to tack and weld assemblies and fabrications within a quality control system.

The welder’s work is usually, but not exclusively, found in industrial and commercial sectors such as assembly plants, factories, shipbuilding, refineries and building construction. Welders may work on the same site for prolonged periods and may routinely perform a variety of tasks including vehicle and implement repairs or construction, oilfield fabrication and repairs and heavy equipment servicing and maintenance. They may also specialize in areas such as underwater welding and welding of non-metal materials.
The program will be delivered in a variety of formats combining in school and work-based training, all designed to meet the competency standards and profile as defined by the industry.

Program Information

  • Campus

    Delta
    Fort St. John

  • Certification(s)
    Red Seal Certification
  • 3 yrs
  • Length

Topics Covered

Apprenticeship

Foundation

Equivalent to Welding Level 1 + 2

Training consists of learning the basics of the welding trade with an emphasis on safety. Note: Level 2 is included into the Level 1 program for Welding

  • Cutting, soldering and brazing
  • Drafting and blueprint reading
  • Hand and power tools
  • Oxy-fuel cutting
  • Introduction to Plumbing, Steamfitting, & Sprinkler Fitting


Complete program outline:
Welder Foundation Program Outline

Level 3 (Red Seal)

Exposure to intermediate technical aspects of the trade. Drafting and systems process is a strong focus, in addition to many practical shop projects.

  • Semi-automatic and Automatic Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Welding Drawings, Layout and Fabrication
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Basic Metallurgy


Complete program outline:
Welder 3 Program Outline

MPAW

Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) Certification. This level of technical training gives a welder to weld all materials including specialized alloys, by any manual process in any position.

  • Semi-automatic and Automatic Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Welding Drawings, Layout and Fabrication
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Specialized Processes


Complete program outline:

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Modular/Non-Apprenticeship

Foundation

Equivalent to Welding Level 1 + 2

Training consists of learning the basics of the welding trade with an emphasis on safety. Note: Level 2 is included into the Level 1 program for Welding

  • Cutting, soldering and brazing
  • Drafting and blueprint reading
  • Hand and power tools
  • Oxy-fuel cutting
  • Introduction to Plumbing, Steamfitting, & Sprinkler Fitting


Complete program outline:

Welder Foundation Program Outline

Level B (Red Seal)

Exposure to intermediate technical aspects of the trade. Drafting and systems process is a strong focus, in addition to many practical shop projects.

  • Semi-automatic and Automatic Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Welding Drawings, Layout and Fabrication
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Basic Metallurgy


Complete program outline:

Welder Level B Program Outline

Level A

Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) Certification. This level of technical training gives a welder to weld all materials including specialized alloys, by any manual process in any position.

  • Semi-automatic and Automatic Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Welding Drawings, Layout and Fabrication
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Specialized Processes


Complete program outline:

Welder Level A Program Outline

Pre-Requisites:

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

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