Meadow Lake Campus
Sep 28th, 2017 - Jun 22nd, 2018 Full-time
Weekdays : 04:00pm to 10:00pm

Tuition: $5351.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $405.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00
Other: $500.00  equipment**

The Welding pre-employment certificate program provides knowledge and skill development in operating welding equipment and performing basic welding operations using current welding practices. You will receive training in: oxy-acetylene fusion welding, SMAW, GMAW and GTAW welding processes, operating fabrication equipment, using blueprints, general shop practice, shop safety. Graduates of the program receive time credit towards journeyperson certification.

**The following equipment must be purchased by students through a vendor of their choosing:

  • steel toed boots
  • leather chaps, leather welding gloves, leather welding jacket
  • coveralls
  • safety glasses
  • cutting goggles (shade #5 or #6)
  • 5" angle grinder and bead brush
  • Welding helmets are provided.

Admission Requirements

* Grade 10 or GED 12
* English Language Requirement

Special Admissions:
Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission.

Application process opens immediately


  • COMM 127 - Industry Communications

    You will practice fundamental employability skills related to oral and written communications.  You will also practice employability skills related to working effectively with others.  You will learn personal employability skills and the effect of attitudes and behaviours on successful job search.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • EQPT 103 - Fabrication Equipment

    The course covers the proper use and maintenance of the hand tools and the shop equipment used in welding and fabricating shops in industry.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • MATH 125 - Welding Mathematics

    You will learn math concepts commonly used in the Welding trade.  After reviewing basic mathematics and basic equations, you will solve applied percent and proportion problems.  You will perform Imperial and SI conversions, and calculate the perimeter, area and volume of many common shapes, as well as use Pythagorean theorem.  Trade applications include using protractors and steel tapes as well as calculating stretchouts and economical layout of various plates.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • METL 100 - Metallurgy & Heat Treatment of Metals

    You will become familiar with the physical and chemical properties of commonly used metals in the welding trade.  You will study the effect of the heating and cooling cycle involved in welding operations (with particular attention given to the heat affected zone).  You will also review the use of heat to correct distortion and to change the physical properties of metals, and the classification system for identifying metal.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PRNT 101 - Blueprint Interpretation

    You will develop your ability to read and interpret basic welding and fabricating drawings.  The course covers the basic elements of a blueprint, weld symbols, joint types, structural shapes, developing a bill of material and using the Imperial and metric systems of measurement.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PROJ 102 - Shop Projects

    Constructing various welding projects will help you develop welding and steel fabricating skills.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • QC 100 - Quality Assurance

    You will study the role of quality and elements of quality assurance in today's welding industry.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SFTY 103 - Welding Safety

    Your studies will focus on general safety as it applies to the welding trade.  You will learn how to use firefighting equipment, organize a shop for safe welding operation and safely transport and store welding supplies.  You will also learn basic rigging techniques.  You will study and receive certification in WHMIS and be introduced to the articles of Occupational Health and Safety Act that apply to the trade.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • WELD 103 - Oxy-Acetylene Welding

    You will learn how to safely operate and maintain oxy-acetylene equipment as used in the welding trade.  The course covers the types of flames and their chemistry, the selection of filler metal and a comparison of fusion and braze welding.  You will also develop practical skills in fusion welding of 14 gauge steel in the flat and vertical positions, braze welding on mild steel in the flat position and braze welding on cast iron in the vertical position.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • WELD 104 - Cutting Processes

    You will acquire skill in using freehand and guided methods for cutting mild steel.  The freehand method is used to make straight cuts in 14 gauge and straight cuts, bevel cuts and pierce holes in the plate.  The guided method is used to do straight cuts, bevel cuts, and cut circles from plate.  You will also be introduced to plasma arc cutting.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • WELD 105 - Gas Metal Arc Welding

    You will be introduced to the gas metal arc welding process that is most commonly called MIG welding.  The course content includes setting and adjusting welding equipment for MIG welding of steel and aluminum, and selecting the mode of metal transfer, the size and type of filler wire and the type of shielding gas to be used.  You will learn how to make MIG fillet welds in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions, and full strength groove welds in the flat and vertical positions.  You will also become familiar with flux core welding.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • WELD 106 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    You will be introduced to the gas tungsten arc welding process that is most commonly referred to as TIG welding.  You will learn how to set up and adjust TIG welding equipment required for welding mild steel and aluminum.  The course covers the types of electrodes, shielding gases and electrical current types used in TIG welding.  You will develop practical skills in welding mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum in the flat position.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • WELD 107 - Sheilded Metal Arc Welding 1

    You will be introduced to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process.  The course content includes types of power sources, electrical characteristics of welding circuits, and mild steel and low alloy electrodes.  Practical training will develop your skill in welding beads in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions and producing fillet welds in the horizontal position.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • WELD 108 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2

    You will continue developing skill in using the SMAW process.  The course content includes vertical and overhead fillets, arc air gouging and other common applications of the SMAW process.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • WELD 109 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3

    The course will help you develop skill in the SMAW process for welding in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions.  You will practice full strength groove welds in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions.  The groove weld is subjected to bend testing and is evaluated against a standard similar to that used in journey or ASME code qualification tests.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PRAC 184 - Work Experience

    Delivery Method: Lecture