The Welding Techniques Program provides graduates with comprehensive theoretical knowledge and extensive practical hands-on skills to find employment in a variety of industries and trades.
- Graduates will be proficient in Arc and MIG welding to be hired as entry-level welders in a variety of industries and trades.
- Graduates have the option to pay for and attempt the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certifications. St. Clair College is a certified CWB training and testing centre.
- Welding continues to be in demand locally, provincially and nationally. Companies regularly seek St. Clair College grads.
Graduates are prepared for positions in several trades such as welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, plumber, iron worker and sheet metal worker.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level, plus:
- Grade 11 Math (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Welding Techniques (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code 44900)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Perform work responsibly and in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Interpret engineering drawings and blueprints and produce basic graphics as required by industry.
- Recognize and understand use of welding symbols.
- Use layout and fabrication processes typical to the industry to determine correct form with accuracy.
- Select appropriate tools and devices to perform mathematical calculations and technical measurements for successful completion of a project.
- Perform weld applications utilizing Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Flux Core (FCAW) and Gas metal Arc (GMAW-Mig Welding) welding equipment.
- Use welding techniques according to industry standards.
- Create high quality welds on various types of materials and create joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
- Identify defect in welds, demonstrate how to prevent them and define procedures for correction of defective weld quality.