Welding and Fitting

Welders are in high demand across the province. It’s a hot career choice (pun intended). J

Learn the how, what, when, where and why of welding through classroom work and real, hands-on welding in our state-of-the-art welding shop. You will learn how to repair existing welded pieces and interpret plans, specifications and procedures, to prepare and weld steel, stainless steel and aluminum parts according to different processes (SMAW, CTAW, GMAW, FCAW).

(International students MUST register through the International Students application process.)

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Welding and Fitting NOVA Aug 22, 2022 16 months $595.80
Welding and Fitting NOVA Evening Sep 12, 2022 16 months $595.80
Welding and Fitting NOVA Feb 6, 2023 16 months $595.80
Welding and Fitting NOVA Evening Aug 21, 2023 16 months $595.80
Welding and Fitting NOVA Aug 21, 2023 16 months $595.80

Program content
Admission conditions
Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
801-712 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 30 2
801-722 Become aware of occupational health and safety rules 30 2
801-737 Produce sketches and drawings 105 7
801-743 Apply concepts of metallurgy 45 3
801-757 Interpret drawings and specifications 105 7
801-762 Cut ferrous and non-ferrous metals 30 2
801-776 Use cutting and shaping equipment 90 6
801-782 Prepare parts 30 2
801-792 Apply the SMAW process 30 2
801-807 Weld steel parts using the SMAW process 105 7
801-813 Apply the GTAW process 45 3
801-825 Weld steel parts using the GTAW process 75 5
801-834 Weld aluminum parts using the GTAW process 60 4
801-844 Produce basic assemblies 60 4
801-852 Apply the GMAW process 30 2
801-868 Weld steel parts using the GMAW process 120 8
801-874 Weld aluminum parts using the GMAW process 60 4
801-884 Produce simple assemblies 60 4
801-891 Apply the FCAW process 15 1
801-908 Weld steel parts using the FCAW process 120 8
801-912 Apply the SAW, RW and PAW processes 30 2
801-927 Interpret drawings and specifications for complex assemblies 105 7
801-935 Produce assemblies of medium complexity 75 5
801-941 Communicate in the workplace 15 1
801-958 Produce complex assemblies 120 8
801-963 Modify assemblies 45 3
801-974 Repair assemblies 60 4
801-981 Use job-search techniques 15 1
801-996 Enter the work force 90 6
  1800 120

 

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional prerequisites

This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn’t require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( – ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).

Specific prerequisites
Language of instruction Second language Mathematics
Adults Youth Adults Youth Adults Youth
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3) 632-306 ou (630-316) MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3016-2) 563-306 ou (568-314)
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