School of Trades and Technology

Mechanical Techniques – Welder Fitter

Copy 1 of week Ontario College Certificate

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), gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flame and plasma cutting techniques. Skills learned are highly transferable and versatile as welding is used in several trades including electrical, machining, millwright and automotive.

What You Learn

  • Welding theory and practice
  • Layout and fitting
  • Trade calculations
  • Blueprint reading

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 I
WFP 036 Layout and Fitting I
CMM 125 College Communication I
PFN 100 Personal Finance

Semester 2

WFP 042 Blueprint Reading II
WFP 047 Welding Theory II
WFP 051 Practical Operations II - Shop
WFP 057 Trades Calculations II
WFP 061 Layout and Fitting II
WFP 066 Welding Metallurgy I

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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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