Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

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Pre-Employment Welder

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Faculty:School of Trades & Skills
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Welding Technology/Welder
Length:12 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,877
International: $19,117

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $20,569.70
There is an Apprenticeship and Industry Training fee to write the exam, in addition to tuition, books and supplies.

Careers:Welders

Description:

Start your career in welding, by learning entry-level welding of metals in the repair, maintenance, fabricating or manufacturing of equipment and objects in the 12 week Welder Pre-Employment program. If you are interested in entering the workforce, performing basic welding tasks, or creating works of art – this is the place to start!

Learn how to join or sever metals, make parts used in construction and manufacturing plants and create fabricate parts, tools, machines and equipment. Instructed by licensed Journeyperson faculty and industry experts, you will gain hands-on skills in the industry while earning your education as a Welder.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement
    16 years of age or older upon completion of the program.
    Completion of Grade 10. Please refer to the Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training Board Trade Entrance Requirements.
    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
    Application Notes : Academic Upgrading and High School Applicants: Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrollment and any available interim/midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s) and no later than one month prior to the program start date.


    Alternate Admission status may be offered to applicants who have not or will not complete one of the academic admission requirements. Please check the URL for details.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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