Welding

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
St. AndrewsSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Want a career that literally helps hold the world together? If it’s made of metal, chances are it’s welded. Welding is an essential component to so many industries, and skilled welders are always in demand. If the idea of bringing fire and metal together sparks your imagination, and you’re a good problem solver with mechanical abilities, becoming a welder could arc your career in exciting directions.
 
In our welding program, you’ll gain a strong understanding of electric-arc welding, welding safety, power sources, and electrode classifications and selection. You’ll also learn to read and interpret blueprints and welding specifications, understand code standards and develop overall knowledge of metallurgy. Enroll today and pursue a future where you can work on anything that interests you from cars and trucks to skyscrapers or artistic sculptures.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one year 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 or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies


    Career Possibilities

    Welding is both a science and an art. Because welding is an essential component in so many industries, the demand for welders is at an all-time high. And  for those with the skills, the job market is truly global. Program graduates start as apprentices and may be employed in industrial and commercial sectors such as assembly plants, welding and fabrication shops, factories, shipbuilding, refineries and building construction.
     
    Modern manufacturing facilities such as automobile and aerospace companies also employ welders to operate automated precision welding robots and machines on their production lines. Welding also presents numerous opportunities for career advancement including inspection and engineering, project management and highly specialized niches such as underwater welding.

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    Specific Considerations

    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. You can review these computer specifications here (under your program specifications). Free wifi is provided on all campuses.
     


    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    Students learn the practices related to safe use and care of hand tools and measuring and layout instruments. They identify structural steel shapes, know the practices used in cutting metals using hand or manually operating cutting equipment,follow standard practices for drilling, reaming, and threading metal and uses of fasteners.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course introduces students to the science of metallurgy to interpret the effects of heat cycles on carbon steels and carbon steel welds.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    The purpose of this course is to refresh skills in mathematics developed through secondary programs in areas deemed essential for the successful completion of the program. Although the topics covered in this course are common to any math program, every effort is made to illustrate their usage in the trades’ professions.

    In this course, the students are presented with a balance of theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics. Instructional emphasis is focussed on the information, principles and formulas required to perform trade related mathematical calculations.

    Prerequisites:

    • MATH1208D

    This course instructs students on the safe and efficient use of fabricating equipment to produce small components.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    The purpose of the practicum is to provide students with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables students to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The practicum exposes the students to the trade environment and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    In this course, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.
     

    In this course, students focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.
     

    This course is designed to provide students with the skills to sketch and read blueprints to extract information. Students learn to interpret information from blueprints and use proper instruments and techniques to produce drawings.

    Upon completion of this course, students know the theory required for the identification and grades of structural components in metric and imperial units.

    Prerequisites:

    • PRLP1058F

    This course introduces students to the safe use of rigging, hoisting and lifting equipment.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

    Students are introduced to the semi-automatic welding process in which a continuous and consumable wire electrode and a shielding gas are fed through a welding gun which is known as the gas metal arc welding process.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    Students learn to weld steel plate and assemblies using flux core arc welding/metal core arc welding (FCAW/MCAW) processes.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course instructs students on the techniques for welding butt joints on plate using F-3 class electrodes.

    Prerequisites:

    • WDSO1169M
    • SECU1221G

    This course instructs students on the techniques for welding butt joints on plate using F-4 Class electrodes.

    Prerequisites:

    • WDSO1169M
    • SECU1221G

    This is an introductory course in the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include: safety procedures, power sources, electrode selection, oxy-fuel cutting, and various joint designs.

    Prerequisites:

    • IPTI1030H
    • SECU1221G

    This course instructs students on the safe set-up, maintenance and proper use of cutting and gouging equipment.  Students learn to perform cutting operations.  Safe practices are emphasized.

    Prerequisites:

    • SECU1221G

    This course instructs students on the techniques for welding butt joints, groove welds, and filet welds on plate using the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process.


    NOC Codes

    7237 - Welders and related machine operators
    7265 - Welders and Related Machine Operators


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