Welder Operator - 860

Mohawk College Certificate
Courses in this program are delivered face-to-face. Offerings have been suspended until delivery can safely resume.
Welder at work

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.

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  • 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.

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:

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Welding symbols, types of welds, assemblies, fabrication, sectional drawings and terminology are covered. Students must purchase a manual (available from the bookstore).
Credits: 3
Equivalents: WELD10054
Course description: Welding on the four basic joints in the flat and horizontal positions safety and oxyfuel gas cutting. Materials fee included.
Credits: 6
Equivalents: WELD10050 or WELD10073 and WELD10077 and WELD10078 or WELD10197 and WELD10077 and WELD10078
Course description: Welding in the vertical position, identification of basic joint design, selection of electrodes, terminology and safe use of equipment.
Credits: 6
Prerequisites: WELDRE234 or WELD10050 or WELD10073 and WELD10077 and WELD10078 or WELD10197 and WELD10077 and WELD10078
Equivalents: WELD10051
Course description: Welding in overhead positions, terminology, identification of basic joint design, selection of electrodes, and safe use of equipment. Materials fee included.
Credits: 6
Prerequisites: WELDRE234 and WELDRE235 or WELD10050 and WELD10051
Equivalents: WELD10052
Course description: Weld basic joints in the flat and horizontal positions using the GMAW (MIG) spray and short circuit transfer modes as well as FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) with a gas shielding in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Introduction to the GTAW (TIG) process.
Credits: 6
Prerequisites: WELDRE236 or WELD10052
Equivalents: WELD10053

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.

Equivalent: WELD10073 and WELD10077 and WELD10078 are equivalent to WELDRE234.

Course Code
Course Name

Fall 2020

(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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Career Opportunities

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)