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Duration: 36 weeks

This program is accredited by the PACB (Provinical Apprenticeship and Certification Board) as part of

Interprovincial Red Seal Certification


This program is designed to assist individuals in developing sufficient basic skills and knowledge to enter the labour force as apprentice welders.

Students obtain the knowledge necessary to lay out, fabricate, repair, install and modify metal assemblies. Training is provided in maintaining equipment to the degree required for safe and efficient operation, using procedures outlined as per industry guidelines and other instructional media.



TS1510 Occupational Health and Safety


TS1530 Standard First Aid

WD1390 Safety

WD1190 Tools and Equipment

WD1701 Stationary Machinery

WD1602 Oxy-fuel Cutting, Heating, Gouging 
and Welding

WD1610 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) 1
- Set‐up, Strike and Maintain an Arc

WD1620 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) 2
- Fillet Weld, All Positions

WD1631 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) 1
- Set‐up and Maintain an Arc

WD1821 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) 2
- Fillet Weld All Positions, Mild Steel

WD1741 FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) 1
- Set‐up and Deposit a Weld


WD1360 MCAW (Metal Core Arc Welding) 1
- Set‐up and Deposit a Weld

WD1641 GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) 1
- Set‐up and Deposit a Weld

WD1651 Plasma Arc Cutting and Gouging

WD1661 Blue Print Reading 1 (Basic)

WD1670 Blue Print Reading 2
(Welding Symbols)

WD3020 Shop Drawings and Structural Components for Fabrication

WD2910 Layout and Template Development Fundamentals

WD1682 Metallurgy

WD1691 Quality Control

WD1721 Jigs and Fixtures

WD1801 SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) 3
- Groove Weld 1G, 2G, 1GF, 2GF, 3GF and 4GF

WD1815 Fillet and Groove Weld, Medium and
High Carbon Steel using FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, MCAW and SMAW 

WD1832 GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) 3
- Groove Weld, All Positions, Mild Steel


WD1871 Build Up of Metal Parts

WD1892 FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) 2
- Fillet and Groove Weld Plate, All Positions

WD1900 Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging

WD1430 Hoisting, Lifting, Rigging and Access Equipment

WD1790 Work Planning

OT1150 Workplace Exposure

AM1100 Math Essentials

AM1320 Welding Math Fundamentals

CM2160 Communication Essentials

SD1760 Workplace Essentials

MC1060 Computer Essentials

AP1101 Introduction to Apprenticeship