Whether you’re looking at entering the workforce, performing basic welding task, or creating works of art – this is the place to start! Welders join or sever metals in a variety of metal components as well as fabricate metal parts used in construction and manufacturing plants, and weld parts, tools, machines and equipment. Welders typically utilize a number of processes including electric arc, gas welding (oxy-acetylene) and electron beam. This 12 week program will introduce you to the skills of the welding trade.
Upon successful completion of the pre-employment program, students who meet the apprenticeship requirements for the trade (see www.tradesecrets.org) are eligible to write the first period apprenticeship exam. (There is a fee, payable to Apprenticeship and Industry Training, to write the exam. This fee is in addition to tuition, books and supplies.) CSA approved personal protective equipment is required to complete the practical portion of this program. You may be required to purchase other tools and equipment for your chosen trade.
Course Curriculum Includes:
- PEW 6001 Safety, Tools, Weld Faults and Oxy-Acetylene Welding
- PEW 6002 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 1
- PEW 6003 GMAW, FCAW and SMAW
- PEW 6004 Trade Math
- PEW 6005 SMAW Practical
- PEW 6006 GMAW Practical
- PEW 6007 Oxy Cutting Practical
- WHMIS Awareness
- Confined Space Awareness
- Lockout/Tagout Awareness
- Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
The outline for first period Welding is available at
- Minimum of 18 years of age upon completion of the program
- Have at least Alberta Grade 9 Education or equivalent OR:
- Mature students will be evaluated on an individual basis and can apply under Alternate Admissions Status (an entrance exam may be required)
Course Location: Hanna & Rocky Mountain House
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Course Dates: Sept 30 – Dec 20, 2013
Tuition: $5099.00 (excludes student fees and materials)
Additional Fee for First period apprenticeship exam $150.00 approximately
A $500.00 non-refundable tuition deposit is due on acceptance to the program. This deposit is applied toward your tuition fee to secure your placement in the program.
To apply please provide transcripts along with a completed Olds College Application for Admission form in person to: