Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.
Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
Contact BCIT for the next opening.
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Welder ' profile.
A "Welder" is able to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, on both pipe and plate, using various welding processes.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes three years to complete.
The technical training is made up of three levels totaling 24 weeks (780 hours). Levels 1 & 2 are 8 weeks (240 hours) each, and Level 3 is 10 weeks (300 hours). This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, online, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 4620 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 152 weeks of training.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN-2016-014.
Training modules are:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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