Stand out from the rest with our eight-month welding training - 2021/2022
The welder is respected on any jobsite or shop floor as a person who works with their hands and understands the theory needed to get the project finished. If you want to be ready to write your welding ticket test in only eight months, Fanshawe’s Welding Techniques program will get you there. You’ll spend two semesters learning a wide range of skills that are needed in today’s fast-paced workplaces, including health and safety, blueprint readings and sketching, applied math, communication, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, introduction to computers and all-position pipe welding.
What you learn in our welding courses
Learning welding theory is vital, but so is the practical training needed to perform the most basic welding techniques before applying your skills in the workforce. With Fanshawe's welding certification program, you'll:
- complete a 120-hour unpaid work placement that will help you make connections in the field and earn experience to stand out from the rest;
- develop hands-on skills and confidence using real-world industry equipment;
- be qualified to work as a welder, welder fitter trainee or as an apprentice in a wide range of trades including boilermaker, construction millwright, industrial mechanic/millwright, ironworker or pipefitter.
The convenience of multiple campus locations
Fanshawe's Welding Techniques program is offered at a multiple campus locations for your convenience. Book a regional campus tour to meet staff, tour state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about the high demand for welders in our communities.
Apply for the Welding Techniques program here!
- Apply for Kincardine Site, WTQ1C
- Apply for Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus, WTQ1J
- Apply for St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus, WTQ1S
I've always had a passion for creating something that will spark someone's vision. I signed up for a welding techniques program knowing that this would be a great start towards a career.
Admission Requirements - 2021/2022
More Information - 2021/2022
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Health & Safety: Perform work responsibly and safely in compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
2. Mathematics: Perform trade-related mathematical calculations and technical measurements using appropriate tools and devices.
3. Engineering Drawings: Interpret engineering drawings.
4. Welding Theory: Describe the fundamentals of common welding processes.
5. Welding Applications: Demonstrate common weld applications and post-weld operations.
6. Thermal Cutting and Gouging Theory: Describe the fundamentals of common thermal cutting and gouging processes.
7. Thermal Cutting Applications: Demonstrate common thermal cutting and gouging processes.
8. Process Quality: Describe the various elements of weld quality.
9. Pattern and Template Development: Create patterns and templates for a variety of shapes.
10. Fabrication and Machine Operation: Fabricate shop projects using engineering drawings.
Program DetailsMore details
2021/2022 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2021/22 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2021, Jan. 2022 and May 2022 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.
Full Time Offerings
Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus Program Coordinator:
St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus Program Coordinator:
Kincardine Site Program Consultant:
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