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Welding Techniques at Sheridan College at

The Welding Techniques certificate program enables students to gain an in-depth hands-on education in current welding techniques — working with the most current technology — and study the theory at the same time. Students will learn shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW).

Students will learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation and communicate effectively on the job. Students will also study industrial practices in areas such as:

  • Metallurgy (chemical processes)
  • Safety
  • Blueprints and construction documents
  • Layout and fabrication
  • Trade calculations
  • Welding theory

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation, Lockout procedures, Hazard control, body issues and WHMIS related information.
  • Interpret and produce basic graphics and other standard technical documents to industry standards.
  • Identify and select methods appropriate for fabrication from engineering drawings.
  • Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process and the characteristics of the modes of metal transfers.
  • Complete all work in compliance with practices and procedures typical of industry to ensure safety of self and others.
  • Set up equipment for Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) applications and perform these in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions.
  • Define procedures for correction of defective weld quality and describe the need for other functions to assure weld quality.
  • Work responsibly and effectively within a shop environment in accordance with appropriate practices and procedures.
  • Use shop tools and equipment for the manufacture, and repair of components to required specifications.
Level Postgraduate Certificate
Discipline Engineering
Duration 8 months
Intakes Jan, Sep
Application Fees CAD 100
Tuition Fees CAD 16449
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Admission Requirements
Language proficiency (minimum)
PTE 58
Duolingo 105
Exam proficiency (minimum)
SAT Not Required / Waiver
ACT Not Required / Waiver
GRE Not Required / Waiver
GMAT Not Required / Waiver

Minimum GPA - 50%

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