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 2020 Midland, Owen Sound

Program description

Students are provided with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic welding techniques. At the completion of the program, students are eligible to test for welding tickets 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 are exposed to topics including health and safety, blueprint reading and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers, and all position pipe welding.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find a range of occupations in the welding field, including manufacturing and fabricating, automotive and heavy equipment production, automation, 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 1000 - Manufacturing Trade Safety
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1001 - Blueprint Reading for the Trades
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1002 - Trade Calculations for Welders
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1004 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basics
    (Semester 1 / 98 hours)
  • WETC 1005 - Metallurgy for Welding
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1006 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Intermediate
    (Semester 2 / 70 hours)
  • WETC 1007 - Gas Metal Arc Welding / Flux Core Arc Welding
    (Semester 2 / 84 hours)
  • WETC 1008 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1013 - Welding and Cutting Processes
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • WETC 1014 - Layout and Fabrication
    (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 1)