Introduction to Welding

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Course Description

In this introductory welding course, you will be introduced to the SMAW (Stick) and GMAW (Mig) welding techniques. You will learn welding safety procedures, how to set-up and tear down welding equipment and interpret welding symbols. You will also prepare materials for welding and be trained to cut metal using a torch and perform appropriate welding techniques based on the material and task at hand in addition to cleaning welds upon completion.

Course Details

Delivery: In-person
Location: Mobile Classroom located at Mohawk College - Fennell Campus (135 Fennell Avenue West)
Cost: No cost to learners (fully subsidized)
Dates: January 20 to February 18, 2022
Days: Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm

As per Mohawk College policy, COVID-19 vaccinations are required to attend City School in-person programs effective January 3, 2022. To attend in-person classes you must have had at least the first COVID-19 vaccine by that date and the second vaccination must be received by February 14, with proof of full (two-step) vaccination. Formal exemptions may be requested; additional supporting documentation and screening requirements will apply. Please note: If you were approved for an exemption in the fall semester, you must reapply.
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Introduction to Welding (Course Code: WELD 10211) is a non-postsecondary course. Participants who complete this course can earn 60 hours towards the 120 hours of non-postsecondary courses required for the College Fundamentals Certificate.

This course is designed to support direct pathways into employment in the field.


We welcome applications from all those interested in City School, but please note that priority will be given to those who meet the following:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Have no or limited post-secondary education (i.e., college, university, or participated in an apprenticeship); and/or currently unemployed and/or in receipt of social assistance (e.g., Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program).
  • For online courses, live within Ontario; for in-person courses, live within the community in which the course(s) is being offered.

Note: High school completion is not a requirement. Anyone who will be taking a post-secondary course or program, at Mohawk College or any other educational institution, will not be eligible to register for City School courses at the same time.


We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.

Should class registration not be full by the application deadline, applicants who do not meet the criteria will be considered on a chronological basis.


Students can earn up to two (2) free credits through City School.

You will be notified of your registration status approximately three (3) weeks before the course begins.



Phone: 905-575-2489
Email: cityschool [at]

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The project is funded by the government of Canada’s Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness Program.