High Pressure Pipe Welding
There is a huge demand for qualified welders in Canada. High pressure pipe welding is one of the most important skills currently in demand in the oil and gas industry in Alberta and Saskatchewan. High pressure pipe welding is designed to give welders who already possess a Level One Apprenticeship certification or previous welding certification to enable them to weld high pressure pipe.
All McKenzie College Welding programs follow the Interprovincial Program Guide for welding. We have fully implemented the Level Two and Three objectives of the Apprenticeship Curriculum Standard in our High Pressure Pipe Welding program. The NS Department of Labour tests each student to provide them with recognized certification as a high pressure pipe welder.
Included in our program is the opportunity to test for eight Canadian Welding Bureau certificates. Students do not need to pay for welding certificates separately from their tuition.
McKenzie College Basic Welding graduates who enrol in the NS Apprenticeship program will be credited with the first block of the 4-block apprenticeship program.
McKenzie College operates a state of the art new welding facility in the Sydport Industrial park in Edwardsville, across the harbour from downtown Sydney. Students enjoy the use of individual custom welding booths and new Miller XMT350 welding stations. The spacious and properly ventilated facility provides the space and student safety needed to properly train students.
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
Safety, Tools and Equipment
Intro to Metalurgy/Welding
Welding One SMAW
Welding Two GMAW/FCAW
Drawings and Blueprint
Layout and Fitting
Cutting and Gouging
Welding Three SMAW
Welding Four GMAW
Applicants must possess a minimum high school diploma, mature student status, or equivalent. Available in the Sydney Campus only.
- $50.00 registration fee
McKenzie College Equipment and Training Stats
|Welding||Miller XMT 350|
|Shop Floor||2500 sqf|
|CWB on site testing||yes|
|Dept of Labour on site testing||yes|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are McKenzie College and the South Shore Career Training Centre recognized schools?
Yes. McKenzie College is approaching our 30 year anniversary as a Private Career College registered in the province of NS. Both colleges, like all institutions in NS, are registered under the Private Trade School Act. Our programs have been reviewed and meet the requirements of the Nova Scotia Dept of Labour and Advanced Education and the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council.
Q. How much seat time is given to students in the Tractor Trailer program?
Both colleges, provide students with a total of 53 hours of in-seat driving time. The minimum standard required by the province of NS is 40 hours of in-seat driving time. McKenzie College and the South Shore Career Training Centre offer the most in-seat driving time of any program offered in the province of Nova Scotia.