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Welding Techniques

Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: WT111 Length: 2 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCB4U, MHF4U or equivalent)
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade12 C,Mor U courses in addition to those listed above



All applicants whose first language is not Engish must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.


Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017NorthOpenWaitlisted
May 2017NorthOpenWaitlisted
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen
May 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,852.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Robert Clark
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78006



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,933.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,393.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $15.00 $15.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

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

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Read and interpret blueprints and basic technical documents, reports and specifications to inform welding projects.

  • Complete all welding work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • Contribute to the writing of basic technical documents, reports and specifications to inform welding projects.

  • Plan for and contribute to fabrication projects through the appropriate selection and use of processes, materials and preventive and predictive maintenance.

  • Maintain and use appropriate measuring equipment and alignment instruments with accuracy, to perform basic technical measurements and welding functions.

  • Use shop tools and equipment in manufacturing, assembling, maintaining and repairing components according to required specifications and industry standards.

  • Work effectively and professionally in shop environments, both independently and with fellow workers, company representatives, and other tradespeople.

  • Set up and safely operate equipment for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) processes.

  • Assess weld quality and implement corrective action where required to follow quality control and quality assurance procedures and meet organizational standards and requirements.

  • Set up and operate equipment for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) applications and perform these in all positions.

  • Identify economic, social and environmental sustainability issues that impact the welding trade and use current and emerging technologies to support sustainability best practices in the workplace.

  • Outline a professional development plan that addresses one’s own gaps in knowledge and skills in the greater context of the welder profession.



The Humber Advantage

Facilities & Equipment

welding student

Students spend the majority of their time in Humber’s Centre for Trades & Technology which features two full-sized townhomes and dedicated labs for construction, welding, hydraulic, mechanical, home renovation, plumbing, electrical, woodworking and cabinetmaking programs.

Welding Techniques Graduates

welding tech graduates

Congratulations to the first graduating class of the Welding Techniques program!

Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast

skilled trades breakfast

Congratulations to all of the honors students who could make it to the annual "Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast"!

Your 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.


Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.