About this Apprenticeship
- Length:3 to 3.5 Years
- Class Location:Welland Campus
- Starts In:Fall
- Credential:Certificate of Apprenticeship
- School of:Trades
Apprentices complete 720 hours of college instruction, which leads to approximately 4 years of on-the-job training as paid trainees.
This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
|APPR1824||Applied Blueprint Reading||3|
|APPR1826||Materials and Process Quality I||2|
|APPR1827||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)||4|
|APPR1828||Gas Shielded Semi-Automatic Welding Practical I||3|
|APPR1851||Blueprint Reading, Fitting||2|
|APPR1852||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Practical I||2|
|APPR1853||Semi-Automatic Welding Practical II||2|
|APPR1854||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Practical II||4|
|APPR1855||Welding Theory II||1|
|APPR1862||Automatic and Semi-Automatic Processes||2|
|APPR1864||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Practicum II,Plasma Arc Welding||3|
|APPR1866||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Practical III||3|
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or Grade 12 equivalency, and
- Employment in the trade
With this apprenticeship, you could be a...
- Aviation welding technician
- Electric arc welder
- Gas shielded arc welder
- Spot welder
- Pressure vessel welder
- Brasing machine setter/operator
- Soldering machine operator
- Production worker
Why Study at Niagara College?
- Apprentices complete 720 hours of college instruction and approximately 4 years of on-the-job training as paid trainees
- Outstanding levels of student satisfaction
- Highly experienced and supportive professors
- State-of-the-art facilities for your practical experiences
- Small class sizes where you will receive individual attention from the professors
- Student support system which includes counseling and financial aid
- More than 3 decades of apprenticeship in-school training experience
In Canada, welding represents about 75,000 jobs at the technician and welding operator level. By including occupations where welding is either a specialized skill or an integral part of the operation, as well as occupations associated with the welding process such as design engineers and managers, the welding-related workforce in Canada is in the range of 300,000.
The Benefits of Apprenticeship
- The Province of Ontario is facing a large shortage of skilled labour.
- A certified journeyperson earns a good wage.
- Approximately 18 per cent of skilled workers are self-employed.
- There is, and will continue to be, a demand for highly qualified, highly skilled tradespeople.
- Majority of tuition for the in-school training is paid for by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.