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Launch your career in skilled trades as a welder

Welding Techniques Ontario College Certificate program

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

Program code WETC
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Midland, Owen Sound

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Welding Techniques program?

Welding Techniques 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/academic-regulations/

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:

What career paths can I take as a welder?

Your Welding Techniques certificate gives you many 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.

What courses are included in the Welding Techniques certificate program?

Course overview

11 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 General Education Course

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Welding Techniques program outline.

  • WETC 1002 – Trade Calculations for Welders
  • WETC 1005 – Metallurgy for Welding
  • WETC 1013 – Welding and Cutting Processes
  • WETC 1016 – Trades Practice and Safety
  • WETC 1017 – Blueprint Reading for Metal Trades
  • WETC 1018 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basics
  • WETC 1019 – Gas Metal Arc Welding

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