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Welding – 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.


Admission Requirements

Welder Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement

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

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:

Level: Specialty Metals Endorsement

  • WEAP 401: Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • WEAP 402: Basic Metallurgy
  • WEAP 403: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • WEAP 404: Layout/Fabricate Components

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 and 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, attach documents
  • Print documents
  • Access COTR's online learning resources

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