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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Welding and Fabrication Technician

Get the advanced knowledge you need to begin a welding career in two years.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Want to become a welding technician? Get hands-on lessons from some of the most qualified faculty in the Greater Toronto Area.

Learn fundamental and advanced welding techniques

In the first year of your welding diploma, you'll get hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW). In second year, you'll learn advanced techniques including flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding. This diploma prepares you for structural and pipe/pressure vessel applications.

Work in specialty labs with the most experienced faculty in the GTA

Experience hours of hands-on learning in labs that mirror the professional welding workplace. You'll learn from the most highly certified welding faculty of any college in the Greater Toronto Area. Sheridan instructors bring decades of industry experience into their teaching. Small class sizes mean you'll get one-on-one mentorship with these instructors to help you succeed in class and at work.

Graduate ready for a welding apprenticeship

When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to begin an apprenticeship. You'll be able to apprentice as a welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, millwright or sheet-metal mechanic. Sheridan's welding program has such a strong reputation that employers may decide you've fulfilled the requirements of a first-year apprentice and allow you to begin as a second-year apprentice instead.

Discover the best way to find welding and fabrication technician jobs

When you're in the classroom, you'll learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation and communicate effectively on the job.

You'll also study industrial practices in areas such as:

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

Earn up to nine licences with the Canadian Welding Bureau

Our two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma provides opportunities for you to earn certifications with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). You may challenge structural steel tests in four welding processes to obtain up to nine licences. Sheridan welding students take their tests on campus at a discounted testing rate. It's one of the most affordable ways to get your welding certifications.

Explore your future welding lab

As a Welding and Fabrication Technician student at Sheridan, you'll work in specialty labs with industry-standard equipment. Curious to see inside? Take a virtual tour of a welding lab that you'll use as a student in this program.

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-time
    • 2 years (4 Semesters)
    • Program code: PWLFT