Welder - 456A

Mohawk College Certificate
Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship program covers the required in-class training for the Welder trade.

Program Highlights

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  •  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.

Program Structure

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Accessible description of the apprenticeship program format

Start: Find an employer or sponsor for your training. 

Register: Register with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

Level 1: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 2: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 3: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Completion: Become a Journeyperson by successfully completing the certificate of qualification (C of Q) Exam.

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Program delivery

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Admission

Offers of classroom training are issued by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development and registered with Skilled Trades Ontario.

Please ensure your school preferences are up to date with Skilled Trades Ontario via their portal.


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Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career.

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

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By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

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 Skilled Trades Ontario for this trade.

Learning Outcomes

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.

View the training standard for this trade

The Curriculum Standards are developed by the Ontario College of Trades in consultation with representatives from the trade and Training Delivery Agent instructors.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options:

  • Fabrication Welder
  • Production Welder
  • Construction Welder
  • Pressure Vessel Welder

Where you could work includes:

  • Fabricating Shops

  • 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)

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
 

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.


Pathways beyond Mohawk

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

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