Program Objectives

To develop in the students the competencies required to integrate harmoniously in to the school and work environments, to perform tasks prerequisite to high-pressure welding, to understand the concepts and principles essential to the trade, to make use of information contained in drawings of pressure vessels, to apply the different processes used to weld pressure pipes, to apply the torch brazing process used on pressure pipes and to weld and repair pressure vessels.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
802-511 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
802-522 Apply concepts related to standards and to the classification of pipes 30 2
802-532 Interpret drawings of pressure vessels 30 2
802-542 Prepare pipes 30 2
802-558 Weld pipes using the SMAW process in the 2G position 120 8
802-568 Weld pipes using the SMAW process 120 8
802-575 Weld mild steel and stainless steel pipes using the GTAW process 75 5
802-585 Weld pipes using the GTAW and SMAW processes 75 5
802-592 Weld aluminum pipes using the GTAW process 30 2
802-602 Weld pipes using the GMAW and FCAW processes 30 2
802-621 Torch braze pipes 15 1
802-632 Weld and repair pressure vessel components 30 2
600 40

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

Persons who hold a DVS:
5195 Soudage-montage
OR 1049 Soudage général
OR 5695 Welding and Fitting
OR 1549 General Welding
Have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
Persons practising an occupation related to the program of study.

Functional Prerequisites

Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty programs (AVS).

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
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Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laurentides)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Centre de formation Construc-Plus Vocational Centre HP221M E Jan. 10th, 2023


Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Nova Career Centre 5734F22E E Sept. 6th, 2022
5734W23E E Jan. 23rd, 2023
5734F23E E Sept. 11th, 2023

High Pressure Welder

High-pressure welders perform high-level precision welding on pipes and high-pressure devices. These specialized welders perform preparatory work for high-pressure welding, repair welds on piping, and use various welding processes: shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), semi-automatic welding (GMAW), etc. This is a demanding but rewarding job that requires good visual acuity and excellent manual dexterity. A job as a high-pressure welder is suitable for responsible people who are perfectionists.

Related Training(s)

Welding and Fitting

Average Salary

High Pressure Welder — $22.70

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