Program Objectives

To acquire the qualifications needed to get into the labour market; to acquire the qualifications needed to interpret plans, specifications and procedures; to acquire the qualifications needed to prepare and weld steel, stainless steel and aluminum parts according to different processes: SMAW, CTAW, GMAW, FCAW; to acquire the qualifications needed to carry out, modify and repair assemblies; to apply occupational health and safety rules; to control the quality of products built.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
801-712 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 30 2
801-722 Become aware of occupational health and safety rules 30 2
801-737 Produce sketches and drawings 105 7
801-743 Apply concepts of metallurgy 45 3
801-757 Interpret drawings and specifications 105 7
801-762 Cut ferrous and non-ferrous metals 30 2
801-776 Use cutting and shaping equipment 90 6
801-782 Prepare parts 30 2
801-792 Apply the SMAW process 30 2
801-807 Weld steel parts using the SMAW process 105 7
801-813 Apply the GTAW process 45 3
801-825 Weld steel parts using the GTAW process 75 5
801-834 Weld aluminum parts using the GTAW process 60 4
801-844 Produce basic assemblies 60 4
801-852 Apply the GMAW process 30 2
801-868 Weld steel parts using the GMAW process 120 8
801-874 Weld aluminum parts using the GMAW process 60 4
801-884 Produce simple assemblies 60 4
801-891 Apply the FCAW process 15 1
801-908 Weld steel parts using the FCAW process 120 8
801-912 Apply the SAW, RW and PAW processes 30 2
801-927 Interpret drawings and specifications for complex assemblies 105 7
801-935 Produce assemblies of medium complexity 75 5
801-941 Communicate in the workplace 15 1
801-958 Produce complex assemblies 120 8
801-963 Modify assemblies 45 3
801-974 Repair assemblies 60 4
801-981 Use job-search techniques 15 1
801-996 Enter the work force 90 6
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)--MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3016-2)563-306 ou (568-314)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Capitale-Nationale

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Aviron Québec Collège Technique
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Aviron Québec Collège Technique

Estrie

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Course full
CSS du Val-des-Cerfs
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Campus de Brome-Missisquoi (Cowansville) 22SMC-09A D Sept. 28th, 2022
22SM5-10A D Oct. 3rd, 2022
22SMC-11A D Nov. 2nd, 2022
22SM5-11A D Nov. 7th, 2022
23SMC-01A D Jan. 11th, 2023
23SM5-01A D Jan. 17th, 2023
Eastern Townships SB (Estrie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Lennoxville WF22-23 D Periodic entry
WFate22-23 D Aug. 31st, 2022
WF22J D Jan. 9th, 2023
WF23A D Aug. 31st, 2023
Concomitance (CFP Lennoxville) WF-24U-22 D Aug. 30th, 2022
WF-24U-23 D Aug. 30th, 2023
Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) - CFP Lennoxville WFr22-23 D/E Continuous entry

Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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CSS des Chic-Chocs
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F. de La Côte-de-Gaspé 23WELD D Jan. 16th, 2023

Laurentides

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CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laurentides)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Centre de formation Construc-Plus Vocational Centre s222m D Jan. 10th, 2023
s221m D Aug. 29th, 2022

Laval

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CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laval)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.D.C. Laurier Pont-Viau

Montérégie

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Eastern Townships SB (Montérégie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Cowansville Vocational Education Training Centre 22SM5-08A D Aug. 29th, 2022
22SM3-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022
22SMC-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Nova Career Centre 5695F22E E Oct. 17th, 2022
5695W23D D Feb. 6th, 2023
5695F23D D/E Aug. 21st, 2023
5695F23E E Aug. 21st, 2023
RAC-WELD D To be determined
5695F22D D Aug. 22nd, 2022

Montréal

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English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Laurier MacDonald Vocational Centre/C.F.P. Laurier MacDonald WE2022 D/E To be determined
WENV22E E Nov. 7th, 2022
WENV22D D Nov. 22nd, 2022
Institut technique Aviron de Montréal inc.
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Institut technique Aviron de Montréal inc. JA02230320 D Mar. 20th, 2023
JA02221031 D Oct. 31st, 2022

Outaouais

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Western Québec SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Western Québec Career Centre Fall 2022 D Aug. 29th, 2022
1 D Sept. 8th, 2020
2 D Aug. 30th, 2021

Welder

Welder-fitters perform assembly and welding projects on steel structures, boilers, heavy machinery, aircrafts, boats and other metal products. They use manual or semi-automatic equipment to weld metal parts according to drawings and specifications. This exciting trade is practiced in various industries and equally varied and sometimes even difficult environments (cold, heat, heights, etc.). A job as a welder-fitter requires good visual acuity and manual dexterity. It is suitable for meticulous, precise and responsible people.

Related Training(s)

Plumbing and Heating

Average Salary

Welder — $22.70

Job Titles

Welder