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 Welding & Fabrication Technician Diploma/Welder Co-op Apprenticeship
SchoolSt. Lawrence College
LocationKingston, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 10,000
Full-time Graduate: 200
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
Prerequisites NotesOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: Grade 12 English at the C or U level Grade 11 Math at C, U or M level
National: $3,790
DescriptionThe program delivers welding technology at the technician level and prepares students for the demands of the welding industry. This market requires graduates with a higher level of theory combined with the practical skills needed to succeed in an industry with an evolving level of complexity.

Graduates of this two-year program are eligible to receive an Ontario College Diploma. Students are registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as apprentices. They also receive the equivalent of all the in-school training necessary to meet the requirements of the provincially administered welder apprenticeship program. Upon completion of this program and with the additional work experience (on-the-job-training) detailed in the training standards for the welding trade, apprentices are then eligible to challenge the exam for the Certificate of Qualification for the Trade.

Students also have the opportunity to challenge the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certification in several different welding processes. This allows graduates to provide employers with proof of CWB certification.

This program is funded in part by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
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