Welder Operator - 860
Provides skill development for individuals currently employed in the welding field or for those interested in welding and mechanical occupations.
Please note you must supply CSA approved safety glasses, safety boots and welding gloves.
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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- Average mechanical aptitude.
- If you do not meet the equivalents you must register in Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.
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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
Courses in this program are currently offered via equivalency:
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||TDRWRE154||Blueprint Reading Welding||39.00|
|N/A||WELDRE234||Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1||78.00|
|N/A||WELDRE235||Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2||78.00|
|N/A||WELDRE236||Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3||78.00|
|N/A||WELDRE237||Gas Metal Arc Welding||78.00|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
(Sep to Dec)
|TDRWRE154||Blueprint Reading Welding|
|WELDRE234||Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1|
|WELD10073||Welding Introduction - Level 1|
|WELD10077||Welding Introduction - Level 2|
|WELD10078||Welding Introduction - Level 3|
|WELDRE235||Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2|
|WELDRE236||Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3|
|WELDRE237||Gas Metal Arc Welding|
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Frequently Asked Questions
One of the great advantages of a career in welding is the wide variety of jobs available to a skilled welder. Welding is in demand all across the country in many industries; it is truly a “portable” skill. If you prefer to work indoors there is manufacturing, fabrication and maintenance or repair welding.
With a welding background you might also find careers in welding supply sales or the servicing or installation of welding equipment. If you find the technical side of welding interesting you might consider a job in welding inspection or planning welding procedures. You can even go further into welding technology by getting a welding engineering diploma from one of several colleges in Ontario (Conestoga & Northern College) which could lead to exciting jobs in the automotive or aerospace industries as well as in the planning and design of large scale welding projects or in welding automation.
There are also many management opportunities in welding that arise when you have acquired skill and experience. These could include welding and fabrication shop supervision, construction project management and quality control in the manufacturing industry. Whatever route you choose in your welding career you will find lots of opportunities and challenges. You can get stared in entry level jobs by obtaining a few basic welding tickets and progress as far and wide as you wish with further welding education at Mohawk College or other colleges across the country.
For further information on welding careers and “tickets” go to the Canadian Welding Bureau website at www.cwbgroup.org (opens new window)