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Welding Foundation Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall

  • Training Type: Foundation (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Location
    Silver King Campus (Nelson)
  • Campuses
    Nelson Silver King

    Resources

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    City of Nelson
  • Length
    7 Months
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $3359 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $785 Total
  • Credentials
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $37

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. For entry into Welder Foundation

All of:

  • high school graduation or equivalent
  • English 10 (C) or equivalent
  • Principles of Math 10 or Applications of Math 11 or Essentials of Math 12 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 or Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 or ABE Math 046 or equivalent (C)
  • a placement test in reading, writing and math - after submitting your application

Note: Mature students (19 years or older) with at least a "C" grade in Math will also be considered for admission. This course must be completed before the program entry date.

2. For entry into Level B
  • Welder Foundation  (documentation required)
3. For entry into Level A
  • Level B  Welding (documentation required)

Non-Academic

1. For entry into Welder Foundation

  • good hand/eye coordination
2. For entry into Level B
  • at least five months of work experience as a welder
  • interview with the Instructor is strongly recommended

3. For entry into Level A

  • at least eight months work experience as a welder
  • an interview with the Instructor is strongly recommended

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • Completion of English 12 or equivalent
  • A C+ grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • A TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or 80 (internet)
  • A EIKEN grade of pre-1
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • A Language Proficiency Index of 4

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have graduated from a BC Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

If you have graduated from Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Applicants who do not qualify for admission to Selkirk in any of the other admission categories may still qualify for general admission in one of the following two ways:

  • if you are under 19 years old but who have the written recommendation of their secondary school principal; or
  • if you are considered by the Admissions and Standards Committee to be capable of succeeding in college courses based on their particular circumstances.

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The program admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates of a pre-apprenticeship program may seek employment as an apprentice. After starting their apprenticeship they normally are required to complete less technical training and fewer workplace hours than those who have not completed a pre-apprenticeship program.

Individuals are strongly recommended to contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at www.itabc.ca to confirm the number of credits that their pre-apprenticeship training may provide towards their total apprenticeship requirements.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

These links lead to occupational descriptions on WorkBC.