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Pipe Welder Diploma Program

Pipe Welder Diploma Program
Program Duration: 8 Week (200 hours)

The Pipe Welder Diploma Program will provide proper welding skill training in the highly demanding pressure vessel and piping industry. The primary goal is to upgrade the welder student skills up to the required level to meet TSSA pressure pipe welder qualification standards with the shield metal arc welding procedure in mild steel pipe. Practical and theory instruction will provide students with an understanding of;

• Welding safety standards
• ASME code section 1X
• Welding procedure specifications
• Preparing and assembling joints
• TSSA procedure
• Welder performance qualification
• Blueprint reading for pipe welders
• Quality control and inspection.

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

  • Qualification testing in the 6G' position on a 2’ diameter schedule 80 or 160 wall steel pipe to ASME IX with TSSA Standard
  • Qualification testing in the 2G/5G or (6G) position on 6'diameter schedule 40 or 80 wall steel pipe to ASME IX with the TSSA. (This testing conforms to the requirements of ABSA Grade B Pressure Welder

Admission Policy

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or
  • 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
  • In addition to the above, Students must have a valid, current all-position Canadian Welding Bureau Ticket in S.M.A.W. OR must prove welding capabilities in all position S.M.A.W. through a practical exam administered.

 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.