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Welder Training | Level B, Level A Modular

Apprenticeship

Students entering the modular welding program must provide log book for admission purposes.

  • Welder B Extended - 24 weeks of in-school training
  • Welder B – 16 weeks of in-school training and 1000 work based training hours
  • Welder A – 8 weeks of in-school training 

After completing both the in-school training and work experience, individuals will receive the BC Certificate of Qualification and Registration Seal for the level of certification they have completed. Level B Welders are eligible to challenge the Interprovincial Standard Endorsement (Red Seal).

NOTE:  The BC Welder Training Program and Welder Certification is currently under review and is subject to some minor changes.

The best source for the most up-to-date information on Welder training and certification in BC is the Industry Training Authority (ITA) website.

For new program details, visit the ITA website and review the Welder Program Outline [PDF]

Welder B Extended (24 weeks)

  • Welder C Certification OR
  • Welder Foundation program completion OR
  • Level 2 welding  
  • recommended  1000 work based training hours

Welder B (16 weeks)

  • Welder C Certification OR
  • Welder Foundation program completion OR
  • Level 2 welding 
  • required  1000 work based training hours

Welder A (8 weeks)

  • Welder B certification
 

Learners should be aware that many employers require Grade 12 completion.

Complete a CMTN Bursary Application [PDF]

Welding A program fees

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 8 weeks 8 weeks
Tuition: $593.84 $2,523.68
Student Union Fees: $41.92 $41.92
Mandatory Fees: $363.36 $366.36
Health Insurance: N/A $316.24
Tuition Total:1 $999.12 $3,245.20
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Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on the number of weeks required to complete the level. Additional weeks (generally in 4 week blocks) may be arranged with the coordinator or instructor.

Welding B program fees

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 16 weeks 16 weeks
Tuition: $1,211.36 $5,148.32
Student Union Fees: $83.98 $83.98
Mandatory Fees: $739.52 $763.50
Health Insurance: N/A $298.75
Tuition Total:1 $2,034.86 $6,294.55
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Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on the number of weeks required to complete the level. Additional weeks (generally in 4 week blocks) may be arranged with the coordinator or instructor.

Welding B program fees - extended 24 week program

Fees Domestic International
Full Time: 24 weeks 24 weeks
Tuition: $1,817.04 $7,722.48
Student Union Fees: $83.98 $83.98
Mandatory Fees: $1,109.28 $1,157.16
Health Insurance: N/A $298.75
Tuition Total:1 $3,010.30 $9,262.37
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Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on the number of weeks required to complete the level. Additional weeks (generally in 4 week blocks) may be arranged with the coordinator or instructor.

Fees are effective as of August 1, 2021 for the 2021/22 academic year.

Books & supplies

Books are available at the CMTN Bookstore. Please check your local campus for details.​

Tool kits are available for purchase at the registration office.  Kits are limited and reserved for students enrolled in specific Trades programs only. Tool kits do not include the required PPE and Supplies on the TOOLS/SUPPLIES LIST. Prices are subject to change without notice.

In addition to the fees outlined in the Program Fees section, the following additional costs apply:

  • Purchase of necessary learning resources (available at the CMTN Bookstore)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Classroom Supplies
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Tools

Career opportunities 

Graduates find employment in fabrication shops, maintenance shops and manufacturing plants servicing the fishing, forestry, mining, petroleum, manufacturing and transportation industries. Foundations Welders are restricted to structural and non-pressure applications. Certified B Level  Welders are eligible to obtain pressure welding certification. Certified A Level Welders are eligible to work throughout the welding industry.