|Course Type:||Certificate course|
Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education with science as one of the subjects or its equivalent.
Ontario college welding programs are generally offered in two ways:
- Certificate Programs. One-year programs such as welding techniques or welding fitter are intended to fast-track students into their apprenticeships with an overview of welding techniques (such as gas metal arc welding and shielded metal arc welding) and welding equipment operation, as well as skills in blueprint reading and sketching.
- Diploma Programs. Two-year diploma programs, such as welding technician or inspection programs, will give students a broader depth of knowledge in the field before they begin their apprenticeships. They will still learn all the welding skills in certificate programs, but will also focus on trade practices and job planning skills that will help them advance in the industry.
Graduates with work experience will also be able to apply for welding certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (to become a certified engineering technician).
Welding Jobs and Salaries
Certified welding professionals, experienced in mig welding, tig welding, arc welding and laser welding, can expect to find positions in a number of areas, including (but not limited to):
- Steel fabrication
- Construction and manufacturing
- Mills and refineries
While graduates will see entry-level salaries in the low- to mid-1800000 INR range, certification and experience could lead to wages of 240000INR to 420,000INR per year. Unionized welders could make even more.