Welder - 456A
- State-of-the-art facilities
- “Earn while you learn” training model, combining on-the-job and in-school training
- In-school training lead by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons
- You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance
What you'll learn
Acquire thorough knowledge of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and thermal cutting.
Essential skills required to meet the performance objectives of the Apprenticeship Training Standards.
Obtain an understanding for reading and interpreting blueprints.
Ensure quality of product/ process before, during and after welding through certification testing.
Learn how to fit subassemblies and assemblies together and to prepare assemblies for welding.
This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.
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Offers of classroom training are issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to registered apprentices who are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
Please contact your Employment and Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for availability to add Mohawk College as your school preference.
Learn more about Apprenticeship.
How you’ll gain skills
This apprenticeship consists of 6,000 hours:
- 5,280 hours of on-the-job work experience with your employer
- 720 hours of in-school training at Mohawk College
- View the training standard for this trade.
Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Mohawk College Certificate, and Ontario College Certificate programs are eligible to enroll into the Welder program:
Graduates from the Welder program are eligible to enroll into the following Mohawk College Certificate program:
View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Your future career options:
- Fabrication Welder
- Production Welder
- Construction Welder
- Pressure Vessel Welder
Where you could work includes:
- Manufacturers of Structural Steel and Platework
- Construction Industries
- Heavy Machinery Contractors
- Aircraft Contractors
- Ship Building and Other Transportation Contractors
- Specialized Welding Shops
Opportunities for grads:
- Canadian Welding Bureau
- Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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Program Learning Outcomes for apprenticeship programs, are defined within the Curriculum Training Standard for each trade, and set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
The Curriculum Standards are developed by the Ontario College of Trades in consultation with representatives from the trade and Training Delivery Agent instructors.
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