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Welding Fabrication

In the Welding Fabrication program, you’ll learn essential welding processes, and refine your skills by crafting and fabricating a variety of metal structures. You’ll gain a solid foundation of welding processes in oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding.

The program also teaches you how to use a wide variety of hand and power tools, as well as stationary power equipment such as a press break, shear, and roll machine. You will learn to read, interpret, and create drawings, and will use those skills to make your own capstone project. The program includes eight weeks of practicum training.

Our program is a Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) test centre, which gives you the option to participate in weld testing. You will also have the opportunity to write Levels 1 and 2 of your apprenticeship exams toward your Red Seal.

Workplace Training

At various times throughout this program, you will be required to complete mandatory workplace training. The costs of travel and accommodations while on workplace training is your responsibility and should be planned for in advance.

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Georgetown Centre
Credential: Diploma, Welder
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12* or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 11 or 12 academic English, math and physics.

*If you do not meet the academic requirements, you can still apply. Contact Admissions about the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Construction industries
  • Fabrication, assembly and maintenance shops
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Shipyards
  • Offshore construction and maintenance
  • Self-employment

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

Red Seal Information


The most successful path to a Red Seal as a welder begins with the Welding Fabrication program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write two years of apprenticeship block exams, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.

The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.



If you have any questions concerning the Welding Fabrication program, contact:

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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