Mechanical Technician – Welder-Fitter

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

30 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Learn multiple welding processes and prepare for CWB exams

Overview

Upcoming Intakes: Fall 2021, Commerce Court – North Bay


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 (GMAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), 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 30 weeks.

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

Your Future Career

  • Welding and 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
  • Blue print reading

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

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
PFN 100 Personal Finance

Semester 2

WFP 200 Blueprint Reading II
WFP 220 Welding Theory II
WFP 230 Practical Operations II - Shop
WFP 240 Trade Calculations II
WFP 250 Layout and Fitting II
WFP 260 Welding Robotics I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (Wel Sem 2)

Semester 3

WFP 300 Welding Metallurgy I
WFP 320 Quality Project Management System
WFP 053 Industry Projects
WFP 073 Materials Handling
WFP 360 Welding Robotics II
SLD 100 Solidworks I
PSY 123 Applied Psychology

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2021-2022 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $5440.5 $908 - - $6348.5

2021-2022 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $26359.05 $1488 - - $27847.05

2021-2022 30 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24

2021-2022 30 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52

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


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

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Diploma

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

Ontario College Certificate

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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