School of Trades and Technology

Mechanical Technician – Welder Fitter

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Skilled welders are highly sought-after and well paid.


Learn the specialized skills of the trade on industry-standard machines in our 4,700 sq. ft. lab. You will learn multiple welding processes at one of the 33 individual welding stations, including shield metal arc welding (SMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding, FUSION welding, brazing, and cutting techniques. Skills learned are highly transferable and versatile as welding is used in several trades including electrical, and automotive. Graduates will have completed all position welding training and possible Canadian Welding Bureau Certification.

Flexible Exit Option – receive a Welder-Fitter Mechanical Techniques Ontario College Certificate after 23 weeks.

NOTE: Successful completion is equivalent to Level 1 Apprenticeship in-class portion.

Your Future Career

  • Welding fabrication
  • Repair shops
  • Mining
  • Iron Worker
  • Pipe Welding

What You Learn

  • Welding theory and practice
  • 3D modelling
  • Metallurgy and rigging
  • Layout and fitting
  • Manufacturing quality control and assurance
  • Trade calculations

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Semester 1

WFP 015 Blueprint Reading I
WFP 020 Welding Theory I
WFP 025 Practical Operations - Shop
WFP 030 Trade Calculations - Basic
WFP 036 Layout and Fitting I
CMM 125 College Communications
PFN 100 Personal Finance

Semester 2

WFP 042 Blueprint Reading II (9wks)
WFP 047 Welding Theory II (9 wks)
WFP 051 Practical Operations II - Shop (9 wks)
WFP 057 Trade Calculations II (9 wks)
WFP 061 Layout and Fitting II (9 wks)
WFP 066 Welding Metallurgy I (9 wks)
WFP 064 Welding Metallurgy II (5 wks)
WFP 043 Blueprint Reading III (5 wks)
WFP 048 Welding Theory III (5 wks)
WFP 058 Trade Calculations III (5 wks)
WFP 062 Layout and Fitting III (5 wks)
WFP 052 Practical Operations III - Shop (5 wks)
WFP 068 Non Destructive Testing - Visual (5 wks)
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 3

WFP 072 Manufacturing Quality Control and Assurance (13 wks)
WFP 073 Materials Handling (13 wks)
WFP 063 Layout and Fitting IV (8 wks)
SLD 100 Solidworks I
WFP 074 Project Management (13 wks)
WFP 069 Non Destructive Testing - Dye (8 wks)
WFP 053 Industry Projects (14 wks)
PSY 123 Applied Psychology

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $5868.96 $1276 - - $7144.96

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $23419.71 $2189 - - $25608.71

Ontario College Diploma

Student have the option to complete their practical test with the Canadian Welding Bureau to obtain their welding tickets.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Advertising and marketing Communications – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139