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Welding Fabrication

This two-year program prepares you for employment in the welding fabrication industry. Meeting industry’s demand for multi-skilled individuals, the program lays a solid foundation with a focus on welding processes; Oxy-fuel, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, as well as some specialized welding processes. The program also provides skills with a wide variety of hand and power tools, and stationary power equipment, such as press break, shear and rolls. Students learn to read, interpret and create drawings.

You’ll also gain real industry experience on two practicum courses that will have you working in the field for a total of eight weeks.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your apprenticeship and will be well on your way to your Red Seal certification. You can also use your learning as two years’ credit toward your Bachelor of Applied Management degree.

Ready to start building a solid future? Talk to us today about your career as a welding fabricator.

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

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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.

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

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 7237NOC 7235.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12* or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Resumé 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 Academic Grade 11 or 12 English, Math and Physics. Related courses and work experience will enhance your application.

*Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for this program are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) may be used as a consideration of acceptance.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

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

Degree Pathways

For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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