WELDING PROGRAMS & CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

Everything you need to know about our registered Full Plate/Pipe eight month program and our registered six month General Program. Including module breakdowns which are available for customized training to deliver that personal experience.

GETTING STARTED

What you need to know

Can-Weld offers year-round continual enrollment; therefore you will not be waiting for a September or January semester to begin your training. We have the ability to customize a welding course based on an individual’s experience and skills. If you have prior welding experience, (i.e. through employment not through high school alone) call to set up an evaluation that may lower the number of hours of training that you may need in order to be ready for testing. This may lower the overall fee. Contact Can-Weld’s Admission Office for further information about customizing a course for you.

STEP #1

Applicant should have average to above average mechanical reasoning skills and be capable of lifting 40 pounds of bulk weight.

STEP #2

Attend an Information session and/or Registration Appointment (pre call to set-up a date) to discuss your options.

STEP #3

A minimum $100-$500 deposit is required to secure your start-date placement and receive a Letter of Acceptance. This deposit will be applied to your tuition once you have started your program or course. A Letter of Acceptance 15 minute appointment is required.

STEP #4

A non-refundable Administration Fee and an one hour appointment is required to enroll and sign your contract.

STEP #5

Students are required to provide either their own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) or order a PPE Kit for $400 (taxes included) from Can-Weld. Your PPE Kit will be available the 1st day of class and must be paid in full to receive. In addition, C.S.A. over-the-ankle safety boots must be purchased independently and worn the 1st day of class

FULL-TIME STUDENTS

Attend 22.5 Hrs/Week
Monday through Friday (4.5 hrs/day)
Morning Session 7:30AM – 12 Noon

PART-TIME STUDENTS

Attend 6 Hrs/Week
Tuesday & Thursday (3hrs/night)
Night Session 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Due to the 8 and 6 month duration of our Full and General Programs respectively, it is not feasible to achieve on a part-time basis. Customized courses or our Special Introductory module are best suited for part-time training.

Can-Weld does not owe make up time to students that leave early and/or skip class. However, due to emergencies and medical reasons, a student can meet with the admission scheduler for make-up time. Also, due to the unpredictability of winter storms and summer heat days Can-Weld will make adjustments accordingly.

FULL PLATE & PIPE WELDING PROGRAM

Full-time: 32 weeks, 720 Hours (22.5 hrs./week), Sessions: 160
Pipe Testing: Choose 1 pipe for TSSA & 2 for In-House Tests from FP-4, FP-5 & FP-6
Note: All tests are included within the module training time

Module Descriptions

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) Stick Welding on Carbon Steel Plate E7018-1

Also called “stick” welding, this process is the first module taught. It is 120 hours of practical plate training and covers all 4 positions. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test for C.W.B. certification in 4 positions: flat, horizontal, vertical-up and overhead.

Flux Core/Metal Core Arc Welding (F.C.A.W./M.C.A.W.) Welding on Carbon Steel Plate

Both F.C.A.W. and M.C.A.W. are called “MIG” welding and part of the second module after learning “stick” welding. This module is 50 hours practical training and repeats the 4 positions taught in the S.M.A.W. module. Upon successful completion of F.C.A.W./M.C.A.W. training the applicant will test for C.W.B. certification in 2 positions: flat and horizontal.

Gas Metal Arc Welding (G.M.A.W.) MIG Welding on Carbon Steel Plate

Also called “MIG hardwire” welding, this module is 30 hours and covers flat, horizontal, vertical-up, vertical down, and overhead training. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test for Can-Weld In-House certification in 5 positions: flat, horizontal, vertical-up, vertical-down and overhead.

Note, that by start of G.M.A.W. training most applicants will have received results from C.W.B. with regards to their S.M.A.W. testing.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) Stick Welding on Carbon Steel Pipe E6010/E7018-1

This module is the first practical pipe instruction and is 180 hours of open root (flat, horizontal, and vertical-up). Afterwards the student advances onto 6” pipe in 4 positions: 6G, 2G, 5G, and 1G. After successful completion, the applicant will be trained on the 2” pipe in the 6G position. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test on 2” pipe 6G for one T.S.S.A. certification.

Note, that by the start of this module successful applicants will have received results from C.W.B. F.C.A.W. testing.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) Stick Welding on Carbon Steel Pipe E7018-1

This is 120 hours and is the second pipe module welding in vertical-up open root. Afterwards the student advances onto 6” pipe in the 6G position, then finishes this module on 2” pipe in the 6G position with E7018-1. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test for one Can-Weld In-House certification.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (G.T.A.W.)/Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) TIG/SMAW Welding on Carbon Steel Pipe

Also called “TIG” welding, this is the last welding process taught and is 110 hours. It is a combination of G.T.A.W. ER70S-2 and S.M.A.W E7018-1. It is taught in the flat, horizontal, vertical-up open root position. Afterwards the student is trained on 6” pipe 6G position, and followed by the 2” pipe 6G position. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test for one Can-Weld In-House certification.

Introduction to Stainless Steel and/or Aluminum

This module consists of 10 hours practical training dealing with basic exotic metals such as, stainless steel and/or aluminum.

Oxy-Acetylene, Plasma Arc Cutting and Air Arc Gouging

This 15 hour module consists of practical training focusing on other applications found in the welding industry for prepping and repairing welds. Cutting and gouging is used in conjunction with S.M.A.W., F.C.A.W., M.C.A.W., G.M.A.W. and G.T.A.W. processes.

Additional Welding Techniques

An extra 40 hours of practical training on the shop floor that will provide knowledge leading into practical pipe training, this will involve open root plate welding for 1G, 2G and 5G for E6010/E7018-1.

Basic Welding Theory & Blueprint Reading with Diagram

This 30 hour module is classroom held instruction and provides an introduction to the different welding processes that is not covered while on the shop floor. Within the classroom setting the theory portion will cover S.M.A.W., F.C.A.W., M.C.A.W., G.M.A.W., G.T.A.W., oxy-acetylene, cutting and gouging. In addition basic blueprint reading and diagram drawing is taught. With a goal of providing individual attention, classroom size does not exceed 10 people and is held at some point during the program. Testing consist of various multiple choice tests and a completed diagram where the applicant needs a combined average of 70% or higher to pass.

Health & Safety for Welders

This module is 15 hours of classroom time that discusses safety specific to the welding industry. At the end of this session, a multiple choice test will be given and the applicant needs an average of 70% or higher to pass.

GENERAL WELDING PROGRAM

Full-time: 24 weeks, 540 Hours (22.5 hrs./week), Sessions: 120
Note: All tests are included within the module training time
Includes: Extra MIG certification specifically for structural steel

Module Descriptions

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W) Stick Welding on Carbon Steel Plate E7018-1

Also called “stick” welding, this process is the first module taught. It is 120 hours of practical plate training and covers all 4 positions. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test for C.W.B. certification in 4 positions: flat, horizontal, vertical-up and overhead.

Flux Core/Metal Core Arc Welding (F.C.A.W./M.C.A.W.) Welding on Carbon Steel Plate

Both F.C.A.W. and M.C.A.W. are called “MIG” welding and part of the second module after learning “stick” welding. This module is 100 hours practical training and repeats the 4 positions taught in the S.M.A.W. module. Upon successful completion of F.C.A.W./M.C.A.W. training the applicant will test for C.W.B. certification in 4 positions: flat, horizontal, vertical-up and overhead.

Gas Metal Arc Welding (G.M.A.W.) MIG Welding on Carbon Steel Plate

Also called “MIG hardwire” welding, this module is 30 hours and covers flat, horizontal, vertical-up, vertical down, and overhead training. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test for Can-Weld In-House certification in 5 positions: flat, horizontal, vertical-up, vertical-down and overhead.

Note, that by start of G.M.A.W. training most applicants will have received results from C.W.B. with regards to their S.M.A.W. testing.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) Stick Welding on Carbon Steel Pipe E6010/E7018-1

This module is the first practical pipe instruction and is 180 hours of open root (flat, horizontal, and vertical-up), 6” pipe in 4 positions: 6G, 2G, 5G, and 1G. After successful completion, the applicant will be trained on the 2” pipe in the 6G position. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test on 2” pipe 6G for one T.S.S.A. certification.

Note, that by the start of this module successful applicants will have received results from C.W.B. F.C.A.W. testing.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) Stick Welding on Carbon Steel Pipe E7018-1

This is 120 hours and is the second pipe module welding in vertical-up open root, 6” pipe in the 6G position, then the 2” pipe in the 6G position with E7018-1. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test for one Can-Weld In-House certification.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (G.T.A.W.)/Shielded Metal Arc Welding (S.M.A.W.) TIG/SMAW Welding on Carbon Steel Pipe

Also called “TIG” welding, this is the last welding process taught and is 110 hours. It is a combination of G.T.A.W. ER70S-2 and S.M.A.W E7018-1. It is taught in the flat, horizontal, vertical-up open root position, the 6” pipe 6G position, and followed by the 2” pipe 6G position. Upon successful completion of training the applicant will test for one Can-Weld In-House certification.

Oxy-Acetylene, Plasma Arc Cutting and Air Arc Gouging

This 15 hour module consists of practical training focusing on other applications found in the welding industry for prepping and repairing welds. Cutting and gouging is used in conjunction with S.M.A.W., F.C.A.W., M.C.A.W., G.M.A.W. and G.T.A.W. processes.

Additional Welding Techniques

An extra 40 hours of practical training on the shop floor that will provide knowledge leading into practical pipe training, this will involve open root plate welding for 1G, 2G and 5G for all 3 pipe processes (E6010/E7018-1, E7018-1 and TIG pipe).

Basic Welding Theory & Blueprint Reading with Diagram

This 30 hour module is classroom instruction and provides an introduction to the different welding processes that is not covered while on the shop floor. Within the classroom setting the theory portion will cover S.M.A.W., F.C.A.W., M.C.A.W., G.M.A.W., G.T.A.W., oxy-acetylene, cutting and gouging. In addition basic blueprint reading and diagram drawing is taught. With a goal of providing individual attention, classroom size does not exceed 10 people and is held at some point during the program. Testing consist of various multiple choice tests and a completed diagram where the applicant needs a combined average of 70% or higher to pass.

Can-Weld’s Objective to Program Excellence

Overview

Program is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in various welding processes in order to secure employment and/or apprenticeship.

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)-S.M.A.W.
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)-G.M.A.W.
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (MIG)-F.C.A.W.
  • Metal Cored Arc Welding (MIG)- M.C.A.W.
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)-G.T.A.W.
  • Introduction: Stainless Steel and/or Aluminum (i.e., exotic metals)
  • Oxy-acetylene Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting and Air Arc Gouging
  • Basic Welding Theory/ Communication Skills in the Trade
  • Basic Blueprint Reading for Welders and diagram drawing

Conditions

Training will utilize information given in handouts, or in any other method prescribed by the instructor. All welding must be performed using safety clothing and equipment (PPE) in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and that of Can-Weld.

Participants and Pre-Program Assessment

Target trainees are participants who will have identified a career goal related to the welding industry. The instructors are Can-Weld employees, who are knowledgeable in welding, also will clarify the employment goals and inform current labour market to applicants.

On-Going Assessment

Welding instructors will always monitor your program timeline and assist where needed to meet program objectives/goals. Monitoring will include regular evaluations of progress, attendance and focus. An instructor will be available on an on-going basis to discuss your progress and assist in resolving problems or issues with respect to program content.

Regular evaluations of the trainee’s learning achievements in both basic theory and practical applications will be conducted through completion of in-class assignments and tests. Assessments of written and practical work will be supplemented by our instructors’ observation. Certification is based on the pass of weld tests by the Canadian Welding Bureau (C.W.B.) and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (T.S.S.A. ). Classroom time consist of basic welding theory, blueprint reading and a diagram. Theory testing consists of multiple choice questions and with an expectation of a 70% minimal combined average for a pass.

An Exit Interview will be required upon completion in order to confirm the program objectives have been met. At this time, Welding Qualitifcation Test Records (certificates) will be given.

Criteria

Testing must measure up to a standard and quality deemed acceptable by the instructor. The Program will contain a strong component of practical, hands-on training. Upon completion, participants will be expected to perform practical C.W.B., T.S.S.A. and/or In-House tests.

Participant Materials

Each participant will be provided with Can-Weld’s Edition of S.M.A.W., F.C.A.W./M.C.A.W./G.M.A.W., Oxy-Fuel Gas Welding & Cutting, G.T.A.W. and Basic Blueprint Reading for Welders manuals along with a C.W.B. Health & Safety, Module #1.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the program, welding certificates will be issued by Can-Weld. Individuals, who have completed with a minimum 70% average and have met their contract obligations for the 720 or 540 Hour Program, will receive a diploma/certificate. A diploma or certificate can take up to 60 days for an individual to receive. Customized courses can also receive a certificate of completion provided it is stated in their agreement. There is a fee charged for this service.

Attendance

Absenteeism of more than 10% may result in the trainee being withdrawn from the program.

After Training Follow-Up

Can-Weld provides resources for on-going support and will respond to any questions or concerns from our graduates. We will encourage graduates to maintain contact information and utilize our free life time resume referral service.

Outcomes/Statistics

Upon successful completion of the program, in addition to mastery of the individual modules, graduates will have completed portions of the recognized classroom instruction of the welding portion for the trade of Welding, Ironworker, Boilermaker, Pipe Welder, Steam Fitter, Machinist, Electrician and Millwright.

Welding processes are applied in the construction of pipelines, boilers, buildings, railroads, bridges, and the aerospace industry. Since nearly every manufacturing industry relies on the work of welders at some point, a strong economy keeps employment demand high. You will find two-thirds of which are in the manufacturing industry, most notably the manufacturing of transportation equipment, machinery, and architectural and structural metals. Welders also work in machinery repair, fabricated metals, and in mining and oil/gas extraction. Opportunities will be best for those with formal training, and that’s where Can-Weld can be of assistance.

Can-Weld’s welding programs acquaints learners with a variety of skills at the introductory level in the welding and fabricating sector. Our registered welding programs are 24 or 32 weeks and are considered appropriate for industrial standards.. Training will be offered in an effective combination of basic theoretical and practical applications, with emphasis on hands-on learning.
By gaining the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies in the educational setting, trainees will increase their self-confidence and be well prepared to apply their education on-the-job. Individual workplaces will benefit by acquiring new employees who have a solid foundation in basic welding skills. In addition to core welding skills, important skills are provided in the areas of trade communication and basic blueprint reading. This will prepare learners to interpret engineer’s drawings and to communicate with other trades people.

Participants who successfully complete their program will have a broad base of portable skills that may be transferred within the trades and may be applied to a related trade. Graduates may enter the welding industry as a productive apprentice ironworker, boilermaker, pipe welder, steam fitter, machinist, electrician, or millwright and further their skills and knowledge.

PART-TIME TRAINING

Don’t have time to commit to full-time training or looking to upgrade your current skills? Then enroll in our part-time evening sessions.

S.M.A.W. Plate Welding Special Offer

Created especially for part-time students is an Introduction to Plate Level I for 10 weeks. This offer is a 60 hour course that teaches S.M.A.W. stick welding on carbon steel plate for flat and horizontal positions and includes Canadian Welding Bureau (C.W.B.) certification.

After successful completion the student can move onto S.M.A.W. Level II for another 60 hour course (10weeks) to obtain vertical and overhead C.W.B. certification.

WHEN?

Tuesday & Thursday nights
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
*not offered July & August

INTRODUCTION TO PLATE LEVEL 1

(No Prerequisite)

Evenings Part-time: 10 weeks
Days Full-time: 2.5 weeks
Course: Intro-FH

Intro-1
60 HOURS

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Stick Welding on Carbon Steel Plate
  • Flat and Horizontal
  • One C.W.B. test for each position

INTRODUCTION TO PLATE LEVEL 2

(Prerequisite: Intro I)

Evenings Part-time: 10 weeks
Days Full-time: 2.5 weeks
Course: Intro-VO

Intro-2
60 HOURS

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Stick Welding on Carbon Steel Plate
  • Vertical-up and Overhead
  • One C.W.B. test for each position

NOTE: Intro Level I and Level II is not exclusive to just Tuesday/Thursday nights and each is offered during the day Monday-Friday for 2.5 weeks (7:30 AM – 12:00 PM).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Currently On or Recently Received E. I. Benefits, Consider the Following:

The government of Ontario gives direction to the Ministry of Labour, Training and SKills Development. The Employment and Training Division has contracted through independent third parties such as Goodwill Career Centre (Sarnia/Chatham) and The Workplace Group (Sarnia). Their goal is to counsel and assist individuals seeking training expenses and/or living allowance while in a registered training program. These independent centers work with you through the application process (i.e., paper work) that is forwarded for final approval and hence an Ontario government sponsorship. These centers have all the necessary information to help you apply for funding.

Privately Paying, Consider The Following:

If the above options don’t apply to you, foremost as a student you need to know that Can-Weld will set up a preset payment plan that will be completed by either the last week or 1 month before training end date. This is unlike other colleges where payment is required in full before your start date.

You may have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) account set up by your parent(s) or a guardian who saved early-on to further your education after high school. This RESP is eligible and can be used at Can-Weld. By making an Information Appointment you will gain valuable assistance working through the RESP process.

You may inquire from your bank/credit union for a student loan or line of credit account. We do not institute any type of loan/credit (Can-Weld is not an O.S.A.P. provider). Banks and other lending institutions can access our registration and certification information at the following websites: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/private.

3rd Party Options, Consider The Following:

If you have native status, contact your Band office through their Employment and Training Department. In addition, if you are on any social assistance, contact your case worker as they have all the necessary information to help you apply for funding.