Welding Technology

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Welding Technologists are big picture thinkers. They inspect and produce welding projects and supervise welding teams. You’ll learn effective communication tools, applied welding knowledge, and advanced quality control procedures. The scope of learning ranges from basic welding and steel fabrication to specialized training in robotics, metallurgy, and weld inspection methods and design. You’ll practice your learning and network with trade professionals during work practicums. Welding Technologists are hired by competitive companies for the insight and leadership they provide.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

      Career Possibilities

      Graduates of this program may find employment as engineering assistants, robotic welding programmers, welding inspectors, laboratory technicians, welding consultants, welding instructors and welding foremen or supervisors in various areas, including the construction industry, pulp and paper mills, steel fabrication shops, shipbuilding, refineries, and nuclear facilities.

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      NOC Codes

      2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
      4131 - College and Other Vocational Instructors
      6221 - Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

      What you will learn

      • Welding Inspection Methods
      • Welding Processes
      • Metallurgy
      • Nondestructive Examination
      • Engineering Drawing
      • Codes and Specifications
      • Welding Safety
      • Welding Electricity
      • Welding Economics
      • Weld Design
      • Fundamentals of Quality Assurance
      • Mathematics
      • Human Relations
      • Computer Skills for Technologists
      • Report Writing and Presentations
      • Weld Automation
      • Fabrication Techniques
      • Work Practicum

      Specific Considerations

      This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).


      Organization: Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT)
      Accreditation Period:
      Information: The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists nationally accredits this program at the technician level.

      External Certifications

      Welding Technology graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

      Institution: New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT)
      External Certification: Engineering All - NBSCETT
      Information: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists with two years of acceptable work experience.


      Institution: Canadian Welding Bureau
      External Certification: Welding - Canadian Welding Bureau
      Information: Level 1 Welding Inspection Examination - Canadian Welding Bureau

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