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Welding Fabrication Year 1


Start Date: September


Location: West Prince Campus


Length: 1 Year


Credential: Certificate, Welding Level 1


Program Availability: Fall 2024 Term

Canadian Applicants: Open

International Applicants with a Valid Study Permit: Open

Other International Applicants: Closed


The Welding Fabrication Year 1 program introduces students to the essential welding processes, tools and procedures. You’ll learn rigging procedures, gouging and cutting, blueprint reading and basic and intermediate welding skills. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating these skills through extensive training in our workshop.

Study at our West Prince Campus

The West Prince Campus in Alberton, PEI is a Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) test centre, which gives you the option to participate in weld testing.

Upon completion of Welding 1, you may opt to continue to build on your skills in the second year of the Welding Fabrication program offered at our Georgetown Centre.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES


Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate distortion control and correction techniques to expansion and contraction forces when required in each welding process.
  2. Apply trade related math skills to welding and fabrication including geometry, algebra, trigonometry, area, volume, and ratio as well as calculations involving weights, loads, and lifts.
  3. Demonstrate professional and personal skills that enhance job performance and well-being.
  4. Fabricate an item from initial sketches to completion and inspection according to given standards and tolerances.
  5. Interpret blueprints and basic technical documents, reports, and specifications to inform welding projects.
  6. Safely operate equipment for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) processes.
  7. Use safe practices in the welding environment related to personal conduct, use of tools and equipment and exposure to hazardous materials and conditions.

APPRENTICESHIP

After you graduate from Holland College, your apprenticeship training begins. When you register with your provincial apprenticeship program, you will receive credit for the hours earned and level exams passed while you were at Holland College. Find out more about apprenticeship and the Red Seal program here.

  • 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

NOTES:

2024/2025 Academic Year

Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International tuition includes the International Student Fee.

Fees are Program Based

1 Year

Canadian

International

Tuition $6,035 $12,035
Fees $908 $1,658
Other Costs $1,275 $1,275
Total $8,218 $14,968
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Canadian Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

Tuition $6,035
Student Union $178
Health Insurance Fee $470
Graduation Fee $100
Forklift Training $40
First Aid/WHMIS $120
     Total payable to Holland College $6,943
   
1st installment due first day of first semester $3,926
2nd installment due first day of second semester $3,018
   

Other Costs
Please note: the cost of books, materials, and supplies are included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

1 Year

Books/Materials/Supplies $425
Uniforms/Safety Shoes/License Fee $200
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fee $650
     Total $1,275
   
Grand Total $8,218

 

International Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

Tuition* $12,035
Student Union $178
Health Insurance Fee $1,220
Graduation Fee $100
Forklift Training $40
First Aid/WHMIS $120
     Total payable to Holland College $13,693
   
1st installment due first day of first semester $10,676
2nd installment due first day of second semester $3,018
   

Other Costs
Please note: the cost of books, materials, and supplies are included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

1 Year

Books/Materials/Supplies $425
Uniforms/Safety Shoes/License Fee $200
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fee $650
     Total $1,275
   
Grand Total $14,968

*Includes the International Student Fee.

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

APPRENTICESHIP

After you graduate from Holland College, your apprenticeship training begins. When you register with your provincial apprenticeship program, you will receive credit for the hours earned and level exams passed while you were at Holland College. Learn more about apprenticeship and the Red Seal program.

Course Code

Course Name & Description

Credit Values


Course Code:SAFE-1005

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:COMM-1005

Workplace Communications

This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:COMP-1000

Computer Essentials

Students learn productivity software and explore digital environments with practical applications for various workplaces and educational institutions. The main areas of focus include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email and other electronic communication tools, various digital environments, and industry-specific applications.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:MATH-1005

Math Essentials

This course is designed to provide students with a review of fundamental trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their chosen trade program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their trade, as well as every day applications.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:MATH-1110

Math for Welders

Students solve advanced trade related problems using geometric formulas, bend allowances, and trigonometry commonly found in the workplace.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:NCPR-1001

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:NCPR-1002

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:NCPR-1110

Forklift Operator

This course is intended to certify participants in operation of a forklift using classroom and hands on experience. The participants will be required to pass a written and a practical exam. The individuals successfully completing the program will be awarded a forklift operator's certificate.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:PRAC-1130

Welding Practicum I

Students will gain industry experience and apply skills and knowledge gained during the preceding courses.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:RIGG-1080

Introduction to Rigging and Materials Handling

Students develop a working knowledge of safe working loads, safe handling and storage of materials and working load limits with regards to basic rigging. Participation in a one-day seminar instructed by Crosby Canada is a significant component of this course.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:WELD-1002

Introduction to Welding Safety and Equipment

Students learn about shop safety for the metal trades, access equipment, occupational health and safety, fire arrest and fire suppression. Students have an introduction to measuring, layout power tools and learn to safely use and maintain various stationary power tools, including shear, iron worker, band saw and bench grinders.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:WELD-1010

Cutting and Gouging

Students set up and maintain oxy-fuel cutting and welding equipment, ensuring correct parameters and consumables are selected. Then perform cutting, joint removal, welding and brazing. Students also use the arc cutting process to cut and remove metal. Students are prepared to safely use Manual Carbon Arc and Plasma Cutting equipment.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:WELD-1020

Introduction to Welding Processes

An introduction to the safety aspects, set-up and uses of Sheilded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux and Metal Cored Arc Welding (FCAW and MCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes. Students will fillet weld on mild steel in flat and horizontal positions at a beginning level.

Credit Value:6


Course Code:WELD-1055

Blueprint Reading and Drawing

An introduction to interpreting and creating drawings. Students learn the basics of reading drawings, symbols and abbreviations, the types of blueprints and fabrication based on drawing interpretation.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:WELD-1140

Intermediate Welding Processes

Students continue to build on knowledge and skills in the use of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux and Metal Cored Arc Welding (FCAW and MCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes.

Credit Value:6


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I came into the Welding program not knowing certain things, things I look back on that seem common sense now. But at the time they weren’t. The teachers showed me how to do things and they were patient. They give you everything you need.

Kara, Class of 2021

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