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.
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.
|Minimum passing grade per course:
- 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.
*Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for this program are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) may be used as a consideration of acceptance.
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
- Construction industries
- Fabrication, assembly and maintenance shops
- Pulp and paper mills
- Offshore construction and maintenance
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.
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 7237, NOC 7235.
Open Academic Studies program
Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.
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
If you have any questions concerning the Welding Fabrication program, contact:
- Phyllis MacPhee
- General Inquiries : (902) 652-2055