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Welding - Level 3 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$1,130.44
Tuition: $1,075.14
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:25.30
Total Fees:$55.30

*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

Apprentices attend for a set block of time throughout the year on a full time basis. Training involves practical and theoretical applications. Students receive credit in the Welding Provincial Standard Log Book upon completion of Level 3. Over and above the program units, students may be expected to participate in projects and, in such cases, prepare materials and steel for the college. The apprenticeship time frame will be 8 weeks for this level. There are several intakes offered each year.


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 C or Level 2 Apprenticeship training and 1000 hours

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, you should be able to:

  • apply safe work practices;
  • cut and weld;
  • read welding blueprints and symbols;
  • weld using different processes on different metals in different positions on plate and pipe;
  • set up a job, prior to welding, using jigs and fixtures;
  • properly identify metals;
  • identify various equipment;
  • develop knowledge of Apprenticeship systems in British Columbia;
  • know and understand the codes, standards and specifications used in welding; and
  • have working knowledge of the quality, control and inspection procedures used in welding.

Technical Training Content:

Level 3 Apprenticeship Program

  • WEAP 301 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • WEAP 303 Semi-Automatic Welding
  • WEAP 304 Basic Metallurgy
  • WEAP 305 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • WEAP 306 Welding Drawings
  • WEAP 307 Layout and Fabricate Components
  • WEAP 308 Quality Control and Inspection
  • WEAP 309 Standards, Codes, Specifications and Welder Qualifications
  • WEAP 310 Specialized Processes

Essential Skills Developed in this Program:

Students can expect to develop the following skills in this program:

Computer Skills

  • Recognize basic computer components (e.g. monitor, hard drive) and terminology
  • Start the computer, log in, start a program
  • Create a simple document in Word
  • Perform basic document editing
  • Understand file management: save, store and retrieve documents
  • Use email to send and read messages and attach documents
  • Print documents
  • Access COTR's online learning resources

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