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Basic/High Pressure Welding 2 Year

McKenzie College, Sydney CampusBasic/High Pressure Welding 2 Year
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Course Details

Duration: 58 weeks (2 terms)

Registration: $50.00

 

Available in: Sydney

Course Description

Click here for information on Basic Welding (1-yr) or High Pressure Pipe (1-yr)

Overview
Basic/High Pressure Pipe Welding is a two year complete welding program that is designed to give students training in basic welding and then complete their education with training and certification in high pressure pipe welding.

In their first year of training successful students will be certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau for their certification in welding in the four positions. In their second year, students will train and test for their certification for high pressure pipe welding with the NS Department of Labour.

The program is designed to bring students to a level where they can confidently apply for some of the most available welding positions in Canada. The two year program provides students with two full blocks of apprenticeship recognition  by the  Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Board.

Career Opportunities
Welding is in such demand that the Government of Canada is encouraging immigrants with welding skills to emigrate to Canada. Welders and Related Machine Operators are on the list of 29 eligible occupations under the Federal Skilled Worker program.

In the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that welders have a bright job outlook in coming years, projecting a 15 percent growth rate in the number of welder positions between 2010 and 2020. That is slightly higher than the average rate for all occupations.

Apprenticeship
Graduates of the Combined Basic Welding and High Pressure Pipe Welding programs can be credited with the first two blocks of their Nova Scotia Welding Apprenticeship.

Certification
Students enrolled in the High Pressure Pipe diploma program will be given the opportunity to test for their Nova Scotia High pressure pipe certification. There is no additional fee for testing within the program.

Program Modules Year One

  • Workplace Mentoring
  • Safety, Tools and Equipment
  • Material Handling
  • Intro to Metallurgy/Welding
  • Welding One SMAW
  • Welding Two GMAW/FCAW
  • Drawings and Blueprint
  • Layout and Fitting
  • Welding Math
  • Cutting and Gouging
  • Quality Control
  • Welding Three SMAW
  • Welding Four GMAW
  • Welding Exam

Program Modules Year Two

  • Workplace Mentoring
  • Safety, Tools and Equipment
  • Material Handling
  • Intro to Metallurgy/Welding
  • Welding One SMAW
  • Welding Two GMAW/FCAW
  • Drawings and Blueprint
  • Layout and Fitting
  • Welding Math
  • Cutting and Gouging
  • Quality Control
  • Welding Three SMAW
  • Welding Four GMAW
  • Welding Exam

Entrance Requirements
Applicants must possess a minimum high school diploma, mature student status, or equivalent. Available in the Sydney Campus only.

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