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Welding and Fabrication Techniques

Available at: Cornwall

Overview

The Welding and Fabrication Techniques program provides a comprehensive theoretical base and extensive hands-on training in all major welding processes. Emphasis is placed on the selection and application of welding processes to specific situations, the development of appropriate welding techniques and attention to detail, and the troubleshooting of welding equipment. The opportunity for Canadian Welding Bureau certification is also made available to students who meet program expectations.

Highlights

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in welding and fabrication are wide ranging and exist in any industry where metal fabrication and maintenance are performed including steel fabrication, manufacturing, construction, mining, pipe line construction, and shipbuilding. Program content also prepares the graduate for further technician-level study in this field and meets Welder Level 1 and 2 apprenticeship learning outcomes.

Current Grant Opportunities

This program is considered a Red Seal trade (see www.red-seal.ca). Apprenticeship grants are designed to make a career in the trades an attractive choice and encourage more apprentices to complete their training. Eligible apprentices could receive up to $4,000, which can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

As per the Service Canada website, registered apprentices who have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) in one of the Red Seal trades can apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG), which is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level up to a maximum of $2,000. And, registered apprentices who have completed their training and become a certified journeyperson in a designated Red Seal trade and who obtain either the Red Seal endorsement or a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification can apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), which is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. For more information visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca.

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Program Name

Welding and Fabrication Techniques

Program Code

0178

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

36 weeks

Location (Campus)

Cornwall

Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $2,850.19. Compulsory fees are $816.35. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $16,329.00. Compulsory fees are $1,481.35. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Semester 1
COMP 51 Basic Computer Applications for Skilled Trades
COMP 62 Work Placement II
WELD 46 Technical Math for Welding
WELD 1101 Blueprint Reading I
WELD 1102 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
WELD 1104 Oxy-Acetylene Welding & Cutting
WELD 1105 Safety & Rigging

Semester 2
WELD 1202 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
WELD 1203 Metallurgy and Distortion
WELD 1205 Gas Metal Arc Welding I
WELD 1206 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I
WELD 1402 Layout and Fitting

Semester 3
WELD 1410 Culminating Welding and Fabrication Techniques Project

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or the equivalent including the following prerequisites: 

  • Grade 12 English at C, U or E level
  • Grade 11 Mathematics at the C, U or M level
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.
 
Applicants over 19 years of age without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and who meet the prerequisites listed above may be admitted as a mature student.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    St. Lawrence College's involvement in trades training provides a ready source for manufacturers to tap into as the need for skilled welders increases. In addition, the program has provided a welcome vehicle whereby current employers are able to upgrade or expand their weld trade background.

    Bert Croucher

    Program Contact

    Mark MacDonell
    mmacdonell@sl.on.ca

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office
    Dreamit@sl.on.ca

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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