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  • Training Level Apprenticeship
  • Tuition
    $78.23 to $92.23 per week
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    Contact: Keisha Wilson kwilson@nwcc.bc.ca 250.635.6511
  • Credential Granted
    Apprenticeship
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Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade.
Learn more about trade mobility within Canada: Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

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Level: A
Terrace
Level: B
Terrace

Training schedule provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium

Related Foundation Programs

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority for:

Welder

Source: 'Welder ' profile on BC ITA.


Description

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. Each level is 8 weeks. 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, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 4500 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 150 weeks of training.

Training Content

Training modules are:

  • Occupational Skills
  • Oxy-Fuel Cutting and Gouging Processes (OFC and OFG)
  • Fusion and Blaze Welding (TB) Using the Oxy-Fuel (OFW) Process
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Electric Arc Cutting, Gouging and Related Processes
  • Semi-Automatic Welding
  • Basic Metallurgy
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Welding Drawings
  • Layout and Fabricate Components
  • Quality Control and Inspection
  • Standards, Codes, Specifications and Welder Qualifications
  • Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
  • Specialized Processes

Pre-requisites

Recommended

  • Grade 10 or equivalent

Preferred

  • Grade 12 or equivalent

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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