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Learn fundamental welding techniques and current theories in one year.
Develop fundamental skills in the high-demand welding trade
Canada has a growing demand for skilled welders, and Sheridan offers some of the top training in the GTA. You'll get in-depth hands-on education in current welding techniques — working with the most current technology — and study the theory at the same time. Learn shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW).
Earn up to three Canadian Welding Bureau licences
Our one-year program gives you the chance to earn certifications with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). You may test in three welding processes in the flat position to obtain up to three licences. Tests take place on campus, which means testing in familiar surroundings. Sheridan welding students get a discounted rate, making this one of the most affordable ways to earn welding certifications.
Learn the best way to find a welding job
In the classroom, you’ll learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation and communicate effectively on the job. You’ll also study industrial practices in areas such as:
- Metallurgy (chemical processes)
- Blueprints and construction documents
- Layout and fabrication
- Trade calculations
- Welding theory
Study in modern facilities with certified faculty
You’ll learn in welding workshops that mimic the professional workplace, from some of the most highly certified faculty in the Greater Toronto Area. Your instructors combine years of teaching experience with decades of work in the welding industry. With Sheridan’s small class sizes, you’ll be sure to get one-on-one instruction and mentoring.
Prepare for work in a welding apprenticeship
When you graduate, you’ll be qualified for an apprenticeship as a welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, millwright or sheet-metal mechanic. Sheridan has a strong reputation in the industry for producing well-rounded graduates who can be effective on the job from day one. You may also choose to learn more by continuing directly into the final year of our Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma.
Explore your future welding lab
As a Welding Techniques student at Sheridan, you'll work in specialty labs with industry-standard equipment. Curious to see inside? Take a virtual tour of a welding lab which you'll use as a student in this program.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI16367 Welding Trade Safety 3 ENGI19798 Blueprint Reading Fundamentals for Welders 3 MATH13199 Mathematics for Welders 3 ENGI14579 Welding and Cutting Processes 4 ENGI17545 Structural Fillet Welding in the Flat/Horizontal Positions 5 APPL19402 Computer Applications 3 COMM15586 Industrial Workplace Preparation 3 Total: 24
CODE TITLE CREDITS ENGI10065 Metallurgy for Welding 3 ENGI13672 Blueprint Reading Applications for Welders 3 ENGI17370 Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication 3 CADD13685 Concepts and Mechanical Applications - CAD 1 3 ENGI19014 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4 ENGI10004 Structural Groove Welding with Backing in the Flat/Horizontal Positions 5 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 24
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
After graduating from the one-year Welding Techniques certificate program, you may continue directly into the final year of our Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma, space permitting. There, you’ll learn advanced welding techniques, theory and more.
You'll also be qualified to enter an apprenticeship in the following roles:
- Sheet Metal Mechanic
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation, Lockout procedures, Hazard control, body issues and WHMIS related information.
- Interpret and produce basic graphics and other standard technical documents to industry standards.
- Identify and select methods appropriate for fabrication from engineering drawings.
- Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process and the characteristics of the modes of metal transfers.
- Complete all work in compliance with practices and procedures typical of industry to ensure safety of self and others.
- Set up equipment for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) applications and perform these in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
- Define procedures for correction of defective weld quality and describe the need for other functions to assure weld quality.
- Work responsibly and effectively within a shop environment in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures.
- Use shop tools and equipment for the manufacture, and repair of components to required specifications.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$5,077.69
Fees for International students$18,130.69
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
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Skills employers are looking for
Sheridan’s Welding program brings you experienced and connected instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes, hands-on experience and practical training in welding techniques. A Welding certificate from Sheridan is highly regarded by local employers and can provide a springboard for other occupations.
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