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Welding | Foundation

Foundation

In 2021/2022 this trades program via Distributed Learning with a focus on blended delivery. Trades students must prepare for in-person learning on campus where practical components of training. Learn more about Distributed Learning at CMTN.

A welder is a person who has training in and is capable of welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, on both plates and/or pipe, using various welding processes. Certified welders qualify for test with CSA, BCSA, and for ASME procedures in British Columbia. 

Note:  The Welder Training program is currently under review by the Industry Training Authority of British Columbia (ITA).  The ITA has approved a new apprenticeship training model that replaces Welder Foundations, B, and A. For further information regarding the change please see the New BC Apprenticeship Training Model for Welder Certification [PDF].

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Intake Location
September 7, 2021 - April 1, 2022 Terrace Campus

Faculty

Faculty Member Campus Location
Tom Fodor Terrace
Bruce Neid Terrace
AOccupational Skills
BOxy-Fuel Cutting & Gouging Processes
CFusion & Braze Welding (TB) Using Oxy-Fuel (OFW) Process
DShielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
EElectric Arc Cutting, Gouging & Related Processes
FSemi-Automatic Welding
GBasic Metallurgy
IWelding Drawings
JLayout & Fabricate Components
MSubmerging Arc Welding (SAW)
  • Grade 12 Graduation or Mature Student
  • English Studies 10, English First Peoples 10 or equivalent
  • Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or equivalent OR
  • Successful Completion of CAT assessment

Complete a CMTN Bursary Application [PDF]

Welding Foundations and Youth Train Programs

Fees Domestic International
Full Time 28 weeks 28 weeks
Tuition: $2,119.88 $9,009.56
Student Union Fees: $83.98 $83.98
Mandatory Fees: $1,294.16 $1,342.08
Health Insurance: N/A $298.75
Tuition Total: $3,498.02 $10,734.37

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

Books & supplies

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