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Welding

Weld a strong bond between talent and professional expertise to prepare for a rewarding career.

Develop the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively perform welding processes across various industries.

Through the Welding program, you’ll learn to safely perform oxyacetylene, arc, tungsten inert gas (TIG) and metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes and related operations. You’ll also develop a working knowledge of welding components and government and industry standards.

As part of your RRC Polytech education, you’ll build the versatile communication, collaboration and learning skills you need to adapt to new technology, continue growing your expertise and take on new career opportunities.

Students will be tested for Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certification in SMAW and GMAW for an additional fee, and on passing will receive a transferable ticket(s) from the Canadian Welding Bureau.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive a certificate from RRC Polytech. This is a not an apprenticeship program but may provide credit transfer opportunities towards apprenticeship.

  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Indigenous Pathway
    Program pathway available to Indigenous learners
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe
  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Year-round registration available
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Quick registration
  • Program Length
    Variable

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

Part-time Delivery: Flex Ed Benefits

Flexible education is at the core of RRC Polytech’s part-time programming. Take advantage of a wide variety of programs, courses, seminars and workshops that help you quickly get the skills you need, when and where you need them.

In this program, you’ll focus on building practical shop experience and technical expertise. You’ll enhance this experiential learning with classroom lectures on topics such as welding, mathematics, science, industrial communications and blueprint reading.

TERM 1

Build foundational knowledge in welding processes, safety and engineering drawings.

TERM 2

Develop your knowledge, study advanced welding principles and choose an elective to deepen your expertise and explore career paths.

TERM 3

Develop real-world experience, meet potential employers and build industry connections through a work experience opportunity.

ADVANCE, CHANGE OR START YOUR CAREER

Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.

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Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.

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Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Welder, aircraft maintenance
  • Welder, farm equipment manufacturing
  • Welder, heavy equipment repairs
  • Welder, highway construction
  • Welder, mining
  • Welder, hydroelectric power plants

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Put theory into practice and get career-ready using the same state-of-the-art equipment and techniques as industry experts.
Take advantage of small class sizes to collaborate with peers and work directly with your expert instructors.
Take advantage of our modern facilities and develop welding principles using the same industry-standard equipment you’ll find in the workplace.
Work independently and as part of a team to explore different welding techniques.
Turn your attention to detail into industry expertise through in-depth classroom learning, practical labs and real-world work experience.

Graduate Success

At RRC Polytech, you’ll learn to become a highly skilled professional, confident and ready to work as soon as you graduate. Through the Welding program, you’ll learn to safely and effectively perform calculations, interpret blueprints and sketches, layout work, cut to layouts and assemble and weld across many different industries.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

$46K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

Through the Welding program, you’ll develop a crucial combination of technical skills, foundational knowledge and real-world experience. This experiential learning prepares you to work and adapt to new challenges as soon as you enter the industry.

100% – NEW GRADS HIRED

RRC Polytech grads are recognized as qualified professionals, equipped to make a difference from day one. As a Welding student, you’ll learn to identify, use and care for welding equipment, hand and power tools, layout tools and general shop equipment using the same standards and techniques as industry experts.

100% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

Your experience in our career-focused Welding program is designed in consultation with expert instructors, industry leaders and employers. These professional partnerships help us ensure your skills are up-to-date, practical and ahead of industry needs.

“RRC Polytech has helped shape my career by giving me the jump start and the welding tickets that I needed.”

Michael Thomas
Stahltek Enterprises

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Welding student, you are interested in metalworking and enjoy solving practical problems. You have good concentration, patience, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. You also have steady hands and good depth perception and colour recognition. You can lift 50 pounds regularly and 100 pounds occasionally, have no respiratory difficulties and are prepared to work in unpleasant weather conditions.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • DIYer
  • Down-to-earth
  • Practical
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Commitment
  • Instruction following
  • Motivation
  • Positive attitude
  • Work ethic

INTERESTS

  • Welding
  • Machines
  • Metalsmithing
  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Repairs
  • Construction

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Quickly gain the skills you need to stay ahead of evolving industries and reach potential employers. Register today and take advantage of a flexible, part-time education designed to boost your potential and help you achieve your career goals.

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