School of Trades and Technology

Mechanical Technician – Welder Fitter

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Skilled welders are highly sought-after and well paid.


In this program you will 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 (MIG) and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding, oxy-acetylene welding, brazing, and cutting techniques. Skills learned are highly transferable and versatile as welding is used in several trades including plumbing, 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 25 weeks.

Your Future Career

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

What You Learn

  • Blueprint reading
  • Welding theory and practice
  • Trade calculations
  • Metallurgy and rigging
  • Layout and fitting
  • Manufacturing quality control and assurance

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

Semester 1

WFP 015 Blueprint Reading I
WFP 020 Welding Theory I
WFP 025 Practical Operations - Shop
WFP 030 Trade Calculations I
WFP 036 Layout and Fitting I
CMM 125 College Communication
GED 110 Personal Finance - Online

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

WFP 072 Manufacturing Quality Control and Assurance (13 weeks)
WFP 073 Materials Handling (13 weeks)
WFP 064 Welding Metallurgy II (5 weeks)
WFP 063 Layout and Fitting III (5 weeks)
SLD 100 Solidworks I
WFP 054 Practical Operations IV - Shop Part I (5 weeks)
WFP 059 Practical Operations IV - Shop Part II (9 weeks)
PSY 123 Applied Psychology
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 5698.05 $1248 - - $6946.05

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Online Campus Shop

You will also need:

  • Safety Toe Boots - apx. $60.00
  • Pro Safety Glasses - apx. $11.00
  • Calculator with Sin, Cos, Tan - apx. $20.00
  • Math Set - apx. $5.00
  • ¼” Graph Paper - apx. $3.00
  • Tool Box (6” x 16”) - apx. $75.00–100.00
    • Set Tip Cleaners
    • Measuring Tape, 12-16 foot, imperial/metric
    • Chipping hammer
    • Pro Welding / Cutting Goggles
    • Flint Lighter
    • Wire Brush (#188)
    • Slip-lock jointed pliers, 8”
    • Welding mitts or gloves

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 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:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139