Welding Techniques is a one-year Ontario College Certificate program with two academic levels, including a mandatory work placement. At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to test for welding tickets based on their level of expertise. It is expected that most of the graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as a Welder following the completion of this program. You’ll spend two semesters learning a wide range of skills needed in today’s fast-paced workplaces, including health and safety, blueprint readings and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers and all-position pipe welding. Learning welding theory is vital, but so is the practical training needed to perform the most basic welding techniques. With Fanshawe's welding program, you'll:complete a 120-hour unpaid work placement that will help you make connections in the field and earn experience;
develop hands-on skills and confidence using real-world industry equipment;
be qualified to work as a welder, welder fitter trainee or as an apprentice in a wide range of trades including boilermaker, construction millwright, industrial mechanic/millwright, ironworker or pipefitter.
Students must be able to lift a bulk mass of 18 kg (40 lbs) and have the ability to dismantle and assemble large pieces of equipment. The student must be capable of working with small and delicate instruments and is required to have a high degree of fine and gross motor control. Students entering level one of the program in January will proceed to level two of the program during the summer term. This program is offered at more than one campus for your convenience. Learn more about the programs and services of Fanshawe’s campuses in Simcoe, St. Thomas and Huron/Bruce.