Welding


Quick facts

Credential:
Certificate

Duration:
34 weeks

format:
Full time, Mon - Fri

How to apply

Start date:
September

Location:
Chilliwack, Trades & Technology Centre

Cost:
$5546.68 (Details)

FEATURES:

  • Modular program delivery with one-on-one coaching makes this program ideal for both beginner and experienced welders
  • Program eligible for financial aid
  • Small class sizes: instructor/student ratio is 20:1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Welding Foundation certificate program offers you the best basic training for entry-level employment in a broad variety of welding and steel fabrication. You get layout and fabrication experience by completing hands-on exercises and projects, using top-of-the line welding equipment.

  Sample topics include:

  • Oxyfuel Gas Cutting (OFC)
  • Gas welding and braze welding
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW #1)
  • Air carbon arc gouging (AAG)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding  (GMAW #1)
  • Flux cored arc welding  (FCAW #1)
  • Material Handling
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Mathematics Welding Metallurgy

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

Graduates will be well prepared for a variety of job opportunities in metal-working industries such as aerospace, construction, energy production, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, and more. They may become:

  • Production welder
  • Maintenance welder
  • Welder-fitter
  • Welder-fabricator
  • Foreperson or inspector

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High school graduation or equivalent  (or a letter from your school stating you will graduate)
  • Successful completion of math and reading entrance exam

UPGRADING OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE IN THE WORKFORCE

if you’re currently or recently employed as a welder, our upgrading program allows you to complete your certificate requirements or to become proficient in a specific process or technique.

As an upgrading student, you are expected to meet program prerequisites through previous enrolment or proof of industry experience, approved by the program instructor.

Upgrading students cannot be enrolled for more than 13 weeks or cannot displace anyone registered in an upcoming intake.    

QUESTIONS?

Phone: 604-847-5448
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, local 5448
Fax: 604-824-7931
Email: trades@ufv.ca
Or ask online

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