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Welding 1 Specialist/Inspector

Welding slideshow
Schedule Full time
Category Trades
Accreditation Diploma
Duration 35 Weeks

Campuses Offered

Toronto 416-423-8188
Mississauga 905-629-3088

Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005


Are you interested in working as a Welder or Welder Inspector? Our in depth program offers solid coverage of welding theory and practical modules to prepare students for employment as Welders and Welding Inspectors. The program curriculum consists of Level 1 inspection courses and the major welding processes of GMAW, GTAW, MCAW, and SMAW.

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Particular emphasis is placed on the Practical Hands-on modules of the program and includes 714 hours of practical lab training to prepare you for industry testing and employment. At the successful conclusion of the program students will be eligible to complete 8 welding tests, choosing those which best support their individual career path. Students may choose their tests from both CWB and TSSA.


Welder Qualification Tests:
CWB and/or TSSA- 8 tests in total are included. Note: The Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) requires testing in the following sequence: flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead.


Program Delivery:  The program is taught by qualified and certified welders with industry experience.

Theory Modules
  • Welding Health & Safety
  • Blueprint Reading and Weld Preparation
  • Symbols for Welding
  • Codes and Standards
  • Welding Processes
  • Weld Faults and Causes
  • Welding Distortion and Residual Stress
  • Electrodes and Consumables
  • Power Sources for Arc Welding
  • Mechanical Testing of Welds
  • Basic Steel Metallurgy
  • Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • Basic Inspection Technology
  • Techniques of Visual Inspection
  • Functions of the Inspector
  • Job Preparation


Practical Modules
The practical modules are an integral part of the program and key to obtaining a level of competency for the welder qualification testing.  Total practical hours are 716 hours representing 83% of total program hours.

  • Air Carbon Arc Gouging Practical Lab
  • Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting Practical Lab
  • Plasma Arc Cutting Practical Lab
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding Practical Lab
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Practical Labs
    • Basic Level
    • Advanced Level
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Practical Labs
  • Basic Level
  • Advanced Level
  • Resistance Spot Welding Practical Lab
  • Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) Practical Lab
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Practical Labs
  • Basic Level
  • Advanced Level
  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma OR
  • Students are 18 years of age or older and pass the program entrance examination

Please see Admissions for detailed information.

Common job titles for successful graduates are brazing machine operator, brazing machine setter, electric arc welder, journeyman/woman welder and laser welding operator. Some graduates may pursue employment as a welding inspector.

NOC: 7237

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