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Welding Technique Diploma Program

Welding Technique Diploma Program
Program Duration: 20 Week (500 hours)

This Welding Technique Diploma Program provides students with a combination of job-entry skills and the knowledge to work on structural steel in either the construction or fabrication industry.
Traditional (classroom) teaching is enhanced with the use of modules for both independent study assignments in order to give student flexibility in learning the subject matter. The program covers numerous welding and cutting processes, including;

• Oxy-acetylene cutting
• Plasma Arc cutting
• Shielded Metal Arc Welding
• Gas Metal Arc Welding
• Flux Core Arc Welding
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding &
• Carbon Arc and Plasma Arc Gouging.

Practical teaching is delivered in modern and well equipped shop facilities. In addition, students will be instructed in fabrication techniques, blueprint reading, methods of applying the theory to a practical setting/environment, and how to work from typical shop drawings.

This program will provide students with all the educational requirements needed to challenge the following welding tests:

  • Qualification testing in C.S.A. W47.1;
    • S.M.A.W. C.W.B. ALL Position Ticket
    • G.M.A.W. Flat and Horizontal Ticket
    • F.C.A.W. Flat and Horizontal Ticket
    • There is also an option to upgrade G.M.A.W. and F.C.A.W. tickets to either a vertical and/or an overhead position ticket.

Admission Policy

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; OR
  • A mature student at least 18 years of age, and pass a Superintendent approved qualifying test Section 23 (4) of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Upon completion of the program, students graduating with a 75% or above average in trade-related courses are eligible to write the Level 1 and Level 2 exemption exams. Successful completion of these exams will exempt the student from Level 1 and Level 2 of the theoretical training for the Welder Apprenticeship (456A) Program.

Disclaimer: Subject to the requirements of the PCCA, 2005, the Academy reserves the
right to alter information including requirements and fees; to cancel a
program, course, a program major or option; change the location and/or
term in which a program or course is offered; change the program
curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market;
withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by
an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or
registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, or for other such

All of the above programs are approved as vocational programs under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.