The Welding Technology Program takes a very practical approach to the introduction and advancement of the skills required to work in the trade. The students will be exposed to basic welding techniques, intermediate and advanced welding procedures and the basics of metal fabrication. The program offers students training in different welding processes, different metal cutting processes, and the proper use of various hand and power tools for finishing and metal fabrication.
Welding abilities can be used in many other related trades such as iron working, boiler makers, steam and pipe fitting, mechanics, auto body repair, sales and service industries, aerospace, and food production. Students will use a variety of light and heavy gauge metals such as mild steel, cast iron, stainless steel, and aluminum.
Welding Technology is an approved apprenticeship program through the “Provincial Accreditation through High School” (PATHS) agreement.
Students who successfully complete the accredited program with an accumulative average of 70% or better in the trade subjects and level for which the program was accredited, will be eligible to receive credit for their Level 1 Technical Training when they register with Manitoba Apprenticeship. Students who complete all 8 approved courses with a minimum of 70% will receive the Welding Accreditation Number on their transcript giving credit for the Welding Program Level 1. This accreditation will be valid for four (4) years from the time it is issued.
Students will be required to complete at least 8 courses over the course of the program to qualify for the Senior Years Technology Education Diploma