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Welder - Level 2 - Apprenticeship (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$845.92
Tuition: $797.52
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:18.40
Total Fees:$48.40

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

Level 2 apprentices will continue to learn techniques in practical applications in the following processes: shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux core arc welding. Level 2 apprentices will also learn new techniques in both practical and theoretical applications in the following processes: gas metal arc welding (PULSED) GMAW-P metal core arc welding (MCAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Level 2 apprentices will continue to develop safe work practices in the welder trade as well as enhance their theoretical knowledge of metallurgy and interpretation of blueprints and fabrication of components.  

Admission Requirements

  • In order to take this program you must be a sponsored welding apprentice. The apprentice contacts the college to establish an apprentice training date.
  • Completed Level 1 Apprenticeship training

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes (Credit can be awarded for this program through FA)

Prior Learning Credit: Student may apply for prior learning credit with the ITA (Industry Training Authority), please visit www.itabc.ca

Apply: Apprenticeship application form

Start Dates

You can contact us for more information about available start dates here.

Program Competencies:

Upon the successful completion of this program, students should be able to

  • apply safe work practices;
  • cut, gouge and weld
  • read welding blueprints and symbols;
  • weld using different processes on different metals in different positions on plate;
  • set up a job, prior to welding, using jigs and fixtures;
  • properly identify metals; and
  • identify various equipment.

Technical Training Content:

WEAP 201 Occupational Skills (10 hrs)

  • Apply lifting, hoisting and rigging procedures

WEAP 204 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (80 hrs)

  • Select electrodes for SMAW
  • Use the SMAW process on low carbon steel plate and pipe
  • Describe the SMAW process on grey cast iron

WEAP 205 Semi-Automatic Welding (82 hrs)

  • Use the GMAW and GMAW-P process
  • Use the FCAW process
  • Use the MCAW process
  • Use the SAW process

WEAP 206 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (25 hrs)

  • Describe the GTAW process and its application
  • Describe GTAW equipment and its operation
  • Describe the application of GTAW for ferrous metals
  • Use the GTAW process for ferrous metals
  • Use the GTAW process for stainless steel

WEAP 207 Basic Metallurgy (7 hrs)

  • Describe production processes for manufacturing metals
  • Describe mechanical and physical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Describe common ferrous, non-ferrous and reactive metals and their weldability

WEAP 208 Welding Drawings, Layout and Fabrication (20 hrs)

  • Read and interpret drawings
  • Perform basic drafting
  • Perform mathematical calculations
  • Interpret and apply mechanical drawings and layout components
  • Fabricate weldments
  • Costing and estimating

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