Welding apprentices learn both theory and practical skills, including how to set up, use and maintain the equipment required for a variety of welding and cutting processes. Strong emphasis is also placed on the theory related to each welding process. Topics covered include
- basic metallurgy
- weld profiles
- welding symbols
- weld procedures
- weld faults
- working with applicable codes
- blueprint reading
- pattern development
Tuition & Fees
- Recommended Path - Alberta High School Diploma with: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20.
- Minimum Requirements - Successful completion of: English 10-2, Math 10-3, a pass mark in all 5 GED tests or Entrance Exam.
You must currently be employed in the trade. If you are not, you must first find an employer willing to hire an apprentice, then contact Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to become a registered apprentice.
PPE Requirements: Safety glasses, CSA approved work boots, welding gloves and helmet, cutting goggles, waist-length (minimum) welding jacket with leather sleeves.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.