NIC's welding apprenticeship aligns with the ITA's Harmonized Welder Apprenticeship program, allowing students to move across Canada without having to restart training.
Learn a variety of welding techniques, layout and fabrication, basic metallurgy, drawing for welding, occupational skills and more in NIC's well-equipped trades facilities.
In Level 1 you will learn occupational skills such as how to use and maintain measuring and layout tools, hand tools and power tools as well as how to apply lifting hoisting and rigging procedures. You will gain hands-on experience with oxy-fuel cutting, fusion and braze welding, shielded metal arc welding, semi-automatic and automatic welding processes.
In Level 2 you will advance your occupational skills and knowledge, furthering your ability in shielded metal arc welding, semi-automatic and automatic welding. You will also learn gas tungsten arc welding, basic metallurgy, how read and interpret welding drawings, perform basic drafting, fabricate weldments and estimate costs.
In Level 3 you will further advance your shielded metal arc welding, semi-automatic welding, gas tungsten arc welding, basic metallurgy welding drawings, layout and fabrication knowledge and skills. You will also gain the skills and knowledge in quality control, inspection, standards, codes and specifications to qualify for work as a welder.
NIC is pleased to make tools available to you in exchange for a $100 refundable tool deposit.
The deposit is not included in your tuition and will be returned at the end of the term if all tools and tags are returned in an acceptable condition. Tools will not be distributed without proof of payment from the Registration office.
You are responsible for providing basic personal protective equipment and tools. Your instructor will provide a list of requirements.