Diploma of Vocational Education
Duration: 34 weeks plus 2 week work term
The 36 week Welder Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship curriculum that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a first-year apprentice, including those related to safety, blueprint reading, plasma arc cutting/gouging, iron worker operations, fuel brazing, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding and fabrication as well as many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and Welding shop. Upon successful completion of academic courses students will also take part in a 2 week work-term before graduating.
The Welder program is an apprenticeship trades program. Courses completed at Academy Canada meet the requirements to become an Entry-Level Welder. Once this training is completed and the graduate obtains their first position in the trade, s/he must register as an Apprentice with the Department of Education (Division of Industrial Training). Government will then cover the costs associated with regular advanced training as the apprentice gains experience and works towards completing their Journeyperson exam. Passing this examination will result in receiving Red Seal Certification.
Upon successful completion of the Welder program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in ship yards, paper mills, refineries, and fabrication shops. Opportunities also exist for self-employment.
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High School Graduates or Equivalent
High School Graduates or equivalent are eligible for admission to the Welder program. Students must complete an application form and provide a copy of High School, ABE, or G.E.D. results. Under certain circumstances students who do not meet the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon the recommendation of a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details.
Mature students are eligible for admission to the Welder program. These students must be 19 years of age or older, complete an application form, provide a copy of most recent marks, and write a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) as arranged by Academy Canada.
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