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].
A Welder is a person who has training in and is capable of welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, on both plate and/or pipe, using SMAW, GTAW, and FCAW processes. Welders use manual or semi-automatic welding equipment. They use flame-cutting, brazing and air-arcing equipment. Additionally, they use machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines. Welders generally plan work from drawings or by analyzing the job tasks, determine the materials required and welding processes, then use their knowledge of welding to complete the job. They may specialize in certain types of welding such as custom fabrication, ship building and repair, pressure vessel welding, pipeline construction welding, structural construction welding or machinery and equipment repair welding. Workers use blueprint symbols to determine machining operations. They check product specifications using precision measuring instruments, and maintain equipment and replace parts when required.
CMTN is a recognized Welder Test Centre for the Canadian Welding Bureau. Students are required to have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Tools for the testing:
- Download the CWB Requirements & CMTN Testing and Upgrading Fee Schedule form [PDF]
- View the PPE & Tools List [PDF]
Dates and Locations
|Fall 2019||Prince Rupert Campus|
|Faculty Member||Campus Location|
|B||Oxy-Fuel Cutting & Gouging Processes|
|C||Fusion & Braze Welding (TB) Using Oxy-Fuel (OFW) Process|
|D||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)|
|E||Electric Arc Cutting, Gouging & Related Processes|
|J||Layout & Fabricate Components|
|M||Submerging Arc Welding (SAW)|
- Grade 12 Graduation or Mature Student
- English 10 or equivalent
- Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or equivalent OR
- Successful Completion of CAT assessment
Welding Foundations and Youth Train Programs
|Full Time||28 weeks||28 weeks|
|Student Union Fees||$83.04|
Fees are effective as of August 7, 2018
Books & supplies
Tool List $654.16
Books are available at the CMTN Bookstore.
Tool Kits are available for purchase through the CMTN Tool Crib. 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. Please pay for tool kits at the Registration Office.
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