Is Welding & Fitting for you?
All classes are taught in WQCC’s state of the art facility, where you have the opportunity to use up to date equipment and learn about advanced technology in the welding and fabrication field. Over the course of the 1800 hour program students will complete 29 different modules encompassing all aspects of the welding and fitting trade.
This is a 60 week course with start dates in January and September every year. The program consists of in class or shop learning from 8:30 to 3:20 Monday to Friday. The day is broken into 2 blocks of 3 hour with 50 minutes for lunch.
All modules are divided into 2 categories, either theory or practical. Theory modules take place in the classroom as a group using books, handouts, and our online resources. The practical learning takes place in our state of the art shop where students work alone or as part of a group to complete assignments.
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To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree. OR;
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning. OR;
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning. OR;
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.
This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (GDT). When a DVS doesn't require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( - ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the GDT do not apply (N/A).
Looking for a little more detail? These are the competencies covered in Welding & Fitting
Determine their suitability for the trade
Become aware of occupational health and safety rules
Produce sketches and drawings
Apply concepts of metallurgy
Interpret drawings and specifications
Cut ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Use cutting and shaping equipment
Apply the SMAW process
Weld steel parts using the SMAW process
Apply the GTAW process
Weld steel parts using the GTAW process
Weld aluminum parts using the GTAW process
Produce basic assemblies
Apply the GMAW process
Weld steel parts using the GMAW process
Weld aluminum parts using the GMAW process
Produce simple assemblies
Apply the FCAW process
Weld steel parts using the FCAW process
Apply the SAW, RW and PAW processes
Interpret drawings and specifications for complex assemblies
Produce assemblies of medium complexity
Communicate in the workplace
Produce complex assemblies
Use job-search techniques
Enter the work force