Welding Techniques | St. Clair College
Program Code: T949
Status: Open
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One Year - Ontario College Certificate
Starts: September

Curtis Archibald
519-972-2727 ext. 4459

Program Overview

The Welding Techniques Program provides graduates with comprehensive theoretical knowledge and extensive practical hands-on skills to find employment in a variety of industries and trades.

Program Highlights

  • Graduates will be proficient in Arc and MIG welding to be hired as entry-level welders in a variety of industries and trades.
  • Graduates have the option to pay for and attempt the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certifications. St. Clair College is a certified CWB training and testing centre.
  • Welding continues to be in demand locally, provincially and nationally. Companies regularly seek St. Clair College grads.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for positions in several trades such as welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, plumber, iron worker and sheet metal worker.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level, plus:

  • Grade 11 Math (C) or (U)

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Welding & Cutting I
Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
Gas Metal Arc Welding
Welding Math
Welding Drafting
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Welding Layout & Fabrication
Welding Quality Control
Welding Applications
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
Ready To Work As A Welder

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2023-2024 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Welding Techniques (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code 44900)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Perform work responsibly and in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  2. Interpret engineering drawings and blueprints and produce basic graphics as required by industry.
  3. Recognize and understand use of welding symbols.
  4. Use layout and fabrication processes typical to the industry to determine correct form with accuracy.
  5. Select appropriate tools and devices to perform mathematical calculations and technical measurements for successful completion of a project.
  6. Perform weld applications utilizing Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Flux Core (FCAW) and Gas metal Arc (GMAW-Mig Welding) welding equipment.
  7. Use welding techniques according to industry standards.
  8. Create high quality welds on various types of materials and create joints in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
  9. Identify defect in welds, demonstrate how to prevent them and define procedures for correction of defective weld quality.