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Welder – Multi-Process Alloy Welding - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$530.20
Tuition: $488.70
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:11.50
Total Fees:$41.50

*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 Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW). 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 time frame is 5 weeks for this level. There are several intakes offered each year.


Program Information:

This program is an optional endorsement over and above completion of Welder Level 3 with Red Seal Endorsement.


Admission Requirements

Welder Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement

Flexible Assessment (FA): No

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

Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates


Program Competencies:

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

  • apply safe work practices;
  • cut, weld and braze;
  • 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 pieces of equipment;
  • develop knowledge of apprenticeship systems in British Columbia; and
  • know and understand the codes, standards and specifications used in welding.

Technical Training Content:

WEAP 404 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

  • Select electrodes for SMAW
  • Use the SMAW process on low carbon steel plate and pipe
  • Use the SMAW process on stainless steel and/or low carbon steel plate and pipe

WEAP 406 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

  • Use the GTAW process for stainless steel

WEAP 407 Basic Metallurgy

  • Describe common ferrous, non-ferrous and reactive metals and their weldability Describe die castings and their weldability

WEAP 408 Welding Drawings, Layout and Fabrication

  • Interpret and apply mechanical drawings and layout components Fabricate weldments

WEAP 411 Specialized Processes

  • Describe specialized welding processes

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