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:
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.
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.
Congratulations to the first graduating class of the Welding Techniques program!
Congratulations to all of the honors students who could make it to the annual "Skilled Trades Honors Breakfast"!
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.
Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Examination
Students may take the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Examination after the second semester. Humber's Centre for Trades & Technology is an approved CWB Examination Centre.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology
Wed, July 24, 2019
The Centre for Trades and Technology was one of the clusters involved in the Skills Ontario Competition which took place May 6th - 8th.
New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op
Thu, July 11, 2019
As part of FAST’s commitment to work-integrated learning and the development of career-ready graduates.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Optional Co-op streams in the following programs:
Starting with the Fall 2019 intake, students will have the option to participate in co-op at various points in their academic program. The co-op work terms will alternate between periods of academic study and are sequenced to best address the needs of industry and demand. Information about the co-op option will be available on program webpages and the Work Placement Services website.
There are numerous opportunities for Program Coordinators and Faculty to collaborate with the Work Placement Services Office to help launch this important initiative! More to come in the fall.
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