Algonquin College

Welding and Fabrication Techniques


Learn using the latest technology.
The one-year Welding and Fabrication Techniques Ontario College Certificate program provides foundation skills to gain entry-level employment in the welding industry.
Participate in a combination of theory and shop work, and learn metal fabrication techniques and welding, acquiring a solid foundation of principles for the field.
All classes are taught in Algonquin College`s state-of-the-art Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) facility, where you have the opportunity to use up-to-date equipment and learn about advanced technology in the welding and fabrication field, including:

gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
Learn metallurgy, and joint and metal preparation. Gain the ability to take technical measurements using the right tools, set up and safely operate equipment for various processes, and read and interpret blueprints and welding specifications.
You also have the opportunity to take additional welding qualifications throughout the program. You can complete the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Qualification of Welding Procedures test for different forms of welding. These can include shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and flux-cored arc. These can be used in one or more positions.
Graduates may find work in a variety of different positions in the welding field:

machine shops
fabrication facilities
manufacturing companies
ship repair
This program is well-suited for students who:

Thrive in an active, hands-on learning environment.
Enjoy working independently and as a member of a team.
Are interested in mechanical processes.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
Winter 2023:
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