Welder Foundation

Welders use manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal pieces together. They use flame-cutting, brazing and soldering equipment to melt and fuse pieces to form a permanent bond. They also use metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines.

Welder Foundation training (formerly Level C) involves welding various steel and aluminum parts using the SMAW, GMAW and FCAW processes, in the fabrication, construction, erection and repair of components or structures, in plate and structural applications.

Welder is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Recommendations

Grade 10 or equivalent education is recommended (Grade 12 preferred).

 

Two separate Welder program pathways are available to students: an Apprenticeship model comprising Levels 1-to-3, with an optional Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) endorsement, and the non-apprentice programs of "Welder B and A".

 

1. Students without an employer sponsor may register in the Welder Foundation program. If they are unable to secure a sponsor they can continue in the non-apprentice pathway, Welder A-B Modular.

 

2. Students with an employer sponsor will follow the Welder Apprentice pathway. Those that have already completed Welder Foundation are eligible to begin at Level 3.

TRADE TRAINING PROGRAM TYPES

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Aug 02 2022Feb 24 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Aug 08 2022Feb 24 2023

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North Island College

Port Alberni - Tebo

Aug 29 2022Mar 10 2023

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Camosun College

Interurban

Aug 29 2022Mar 17 2023

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Okanagan College

Duncan Ave. Penticton

Aug 29 2022Mar 17 2023

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Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Sep 06 2022Mar 31 2023

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Mar 31 2023

Welder (Harmonized)

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Sep 06 2022Apr 21 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 06 2022Jun 23 2023

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Van. Island University

Cowichan

Sep 06 2022Jun 23 2023

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 06 2022Jun 23 2023

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Van. Island University

Cowichan

Sep 06 2022Jun 23 2023

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North Island College

Campbell River

Sep 06 2022Mar 24 2023

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Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Sep 06 2022Mar 30 2023

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 06 2022Mar 31 2023

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Sep 06 2022Mar 24 2023

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Sep 06 2022May 12 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Oct 03 2022Apr 21 2023

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Univ. of the Fraser Valley

Trades and Technology Centre (CEP)

Oct 11 2022Jun 16 2023

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Oct 17 2022May 19 2023

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Oct 24 2022May 19 2023

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George - Main Campus

Oct 31 2022May 26 2023

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Oct 31 2022May 19 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Nov 21 2022Jun 09 2023

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College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Jan 03 2023Jul 14 2023

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Okanagan College

1000 K.L.O. Rd. Kelowna, BC

Jan 03 2023Jul 14 2023

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Jan 09 2023Jul 21 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Jan 16 2023Jul 28 2023

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Thompson Rivers University

Williams Lake

Jan 30 2023Aug 11 2023

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 30 2023Nov 03 2023

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Van. Island University

Cowichan

Jan 30 2023Nov 03 2023

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Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Jan 30 2023Nov 03 2023

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Van. Island University

Cowichan

Jan 30 2023Nov 03 2023

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Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

Jan 30 2023Aug 11 2023

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Okanagan College

5054 48th Ave SE Salmon Arm, BC

Feb 06 2023Jul 21 2023

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Camosun College

Interurban

Feb 13 2023Aug 25 2023

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BCIT

BBY - Burnaby

Mar 06 2023Sep 15 2023

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Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

Cloverdale

Mar 27 2023Oct 06 2023

Welder Foundation (Harmonized)

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