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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Welding and Fabrication Technician/Welding Techniques

Learn the most current welding techniques and theories.

Skills employers are looking for

Sheridan’s Welding program brings you experienced and connected instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes, hands-on experience and practical training in welding techniques. A Welding certificate from Sheridan is highly regarded by local employers and can provide a springboard for other occupations.

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Our welding programs stand out for their excellent instructors, superior facilities and strong reputation among employers.

Skills that are in demand

The need for skilled welders is growing in Canada. Sheridan's welding programs offer superior training and a pathway into this highly desirable trade. You'll get a thorough, practical education in the most current welding techniques and theories. Upon graduation, you'll be qualified to enter an apprenticeship as a welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, millwright or sheet-metal mechanic.

Canadian Welding Bureau certification

Our welding programs provide opportunities for Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certification. Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma students may challenge structural steel tests in four welding processes to obtain up to 13 licences. In our 1-year Welding Techniques certificate program, students may test in three welding processes in the flat position to obtain up to three licences.

Modern technology and facilities

Our welding courses take place in a sophisticated workshop that mirrors a professional workplace. In both the diploma and certificate programs, you'll work with the most current technology, getting hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

In the diploma program, you'll also learn flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding techniques using commonly used materials such as light gauge mild steel, heavy structural steel and pipe. The diploma prepares students for both structural and pipe/pressure vessel applications.

Prepare for your career

In the classroom, you’ll study industrial practices in areas such as:

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

You'll also learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation, and communicate effectively on the job.

Outstanding professors

Sheridan instructors combine years of teaching experience with decades of professional welding practice. They provide lessons that apply in the real world, not just the classroom. Small classes ensure that you get plenty of one-on-one instruction and mentoring.

Explore your future lab

As a Welding Techniques 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 which you'll use as a student in this program.

  • Ontario College Certificate

    • Full-time
    • 1 yr (2 semesters)
    • Program code: PWLDT
  • Ontario College Diploma

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