Welding Techniques
Gain confidence and skills with lots of burn time! Great career prospects. Outstanding facilities. Experienced, certified instructors.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Midland, Owen Sound

Program description

Students engage in both theoretical and hands-on, practical training to perform most basic welding techniques. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to test for Canadian Welding Bureau Qualifications based on their level of expertise.It is expected that most of the graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as a Welder following the successful completion of this program.

Students develop skills and knowledge in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, Metal Core Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxy-fuel fusion & Braze Welding, Oxy-fuel and Plasma Cutting, fabrication and layout techniques, heath and safety, metallurgy, blueprint reading and sketching, applied math, communications and introduction to computers.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find a range of occupations in the welding field, including manufacturing and fabricating, automotive and heavy equipment production, automation, various trades unions and construction. Self-employment is another viable option upon graduation.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:


Program-specific Courses

  • WETC 1002 - Trade Calculations for Welders
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1005 - Metallurgy for Welding
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1013 - Welding and Cutting Processes
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1016 - Trades Practice and Safety
    (Semester 1 / 14 hours)
  • WETC 1017 - Blueprint Reading for Metal Trades
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • WETC 1018 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basics
    (Semester 1 / 70 hours)
  • WETC 1019 - Gas Metal Arc Welding
    (Semester 1 / 56 hours)
  • WETC 1014 - Layout and Fabrication
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • WETC 1020 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Intermediate 2
    (Semester 2 / 70 hours)
  • WETC 1021 - Flux Core Arc Welding/ Metal Core Arc Welding
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)
  • WETC 1022 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    (Semester 2 / 56 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 2)