Course of Studies
Welder Foundation (formerly C-Level Welding)
Regardless of the training model or stream that you want to follow, you can start with Welder Foundation and eventually achieve Inter-Provincial (Red Seal) Welder certification. Welder Foundation graduates will receive 300 hours of credit towards the work-based experience that is required for certification in either the Modular or the Apprentice stream. Those following the Apprenticeship stream will receive credit for Level 1 and Level 2 apprentice technical training and return to school as a Level 3 apprentice.
Note that apprentices do not have to take the Foundation program. An employer can indenture an apprentice if they have not taken the Welder Foundation program. These apprentices will receive training on the job from their employer and start their in-school technical training at Level 1.
Welder Foundation is a 28-week introductory program that prepares learners for entry level positions as apprentice welders in most sectors of the economy including manufacturing, construction, transportation, resource extraction, and resource development. Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. In the classroom, they learn theoretical principals of welding. Shop sessions provide the opportunity to learn processes and master practical welding skills.
Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. They will learn basic welding procedures including Oxy-fuel Gas Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux Cored Arc Welding, basic Blueprint Reading and basic Metallurgy.
Welder Foundation Courses include:
- Occupational Skills
- Oxy-Fuel Cutting & Gouging Processes
- Fusion & Braze Welding
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- Electric Arc Cutting, Gouging & Processes
- Semi-Automatic Welding
- Basic Metallurgy
- Welding Drawings
- Layout & Fabricate Components
- Submerged Arc Welding