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Cert. of Welding Techniques

Humber College’s Welding Techniques certificate program is designed to help introduce prospective welders to the trade.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

The Humber College’s Welding Techniques certificate program aims to facilitate employment and entry into the apprenticeship program by giving you practical experience with trade regulations and practices. You will gain a solid understanding of the various technical theory and elements of the welding trade. You will be exposed to topics including health and safety, blueprint reading and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers, and all position structural welding.

You will learn valuable skills by using the latest industry software programs and working in fully equipped up-to-date labs and shops. At Humber, skilled instructors highlight current trends within the industry and strive to duplicate situations that apprentices and skilled tradespeople will see in their everyday working life.

Upon completion, students are eligible to be tested for the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certification. A separate fee applies for this certification. At Humber, we have a higher than 95 per cent success rate for those who challenge the CWB certification.

Courses include:

  • Essentials of Technical Mathematics
  • Trades Health and Safety
  • Thermal Cutting and Brazing
  • Blueprint Reading for Welders
  • Welding and Cutting Processes

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Career

Canada currently faces a critical shortage of skilled workers. Skilled tradespeople will be increasingly in demand because of the rapid pace of technological changes and as current workers in the field begin to retire. According to the Working in Canada Report (Government of Canada), employment opportunities for licensed welders will be steady.

Graduates of this program will find a range of employment opportunities through welder apprenticeship programs, as well as positions associated with manufacturing and fabricating, automotive, heavy equipment production, automation, and construction. Self-employment or working in the construction oil industry are also viable options upon graduation.

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