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Welding Level 1

Welding is a both a science and an art, requiring a steady hand, a sharp eye, and a solid understanding of mathematics and engineering. Tradespeople with welding skills are always in demand in as many locations and situations as you can imagine — even underwater!

In this one-year program you’ll acquire the basic skills and knowledge to enter the welding industry.

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to enter your apprenticeship and will be well on your way to your Red Seal certification (see more below). Or, you can take your skills to the next level by getting your Welding Fabrication diploma at our Georgetown campus.

If any of this sparks your imagination, call us, and let’s talk about your career as a welder.


Red Seal Information


The most successful path to a Red Seal as a welder begins with the Welding program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year one block exam, 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.


Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 1 year
Location: West Prince Campus, Alberton
Credential Issued: Certificate, Welding Level 1
Minimum passing grade per course:

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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.

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

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Welding Level 1 program, contact:

140 Weymouth Street  •  Charlottetown, PE  •  Canada  •  C1A 4Z1  •  info@hollandcollege.com  •  1-800-446-5265