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.
Program length and format
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* For exact length and availability of this program, visit the Ministry Funded – Apprenticeship Training Dates . To learn more about your specific program format and length, please contact the your Program Coordinator or Employment Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities for availability.
Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and must be a member 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.
Learn more about Apprenticeship.
Red Seal Trades
Upon successful completion of this program you are able to apply for a Red Seal endorsement.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.
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
Your future career options:
- Journeyperson Welder
- 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)
- View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.