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Welding Techniques

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Program Code: WT111
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Length: 2 semesters
Start Dates: January, May, September

Program Overview

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.

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 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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.

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


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The Humber Advantage

Welding Student

Facilities & Equipment

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

first graduating class of the Welding Techniques program

Welding Techniques Graduates

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

Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast

Skilled Trades Honors 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.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Examination

The program helps to prepare students to write the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) examination. Humber's Centre for Trades & Technology is an approved CWB Examination Centre.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

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Welding Techniques Certificate Program

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Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

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International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Colin Wildman, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78006
colin.wildman@humber.ca


Mark Goodacre, Program Advisor
416.675.6622 ext. 78094
mark.goodacre@humber.ca

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

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Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    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, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

International Academic Equivalency

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Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 (Quad core) Intel i7 (Quad core or higher)
Memory Minimum 16 GB of RAM
Storage Minimum 250 GB storage space (SSD) preferable, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Other Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Colin Wildman, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78006
colin.wildman@humber.ca


Mark Goodacre, Program Advisor
416.675.6622 ext. 78094
mark.goodacre@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,890.06
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Additional Costs

Additional fees may include personal protection equipment (PPE) and additional equipment needed and utilized in the lab environment.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

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Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

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Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
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