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The Advanced Welding Technology diploma goes beyond the Alberta Welder Apprenticeship training. It combines advanced technical knowledge, welding skills, and exposure to modern technologies to give a graduate the competitive edge into a career in welding. From skills in fabrication to product innovation and inspection methods, you will gain foundational skills that are in-demand by industry. This two-year program is a direct pathway into apprenticeship trades training at NAIT without having to first be a registered apprentice. In addition, it teaches the knowledge required to be a leader in the industry.
Thanks to the growth of environmental industries, ongoing infrastructure repair and the increasing rate of retirement among existing welders, there are many career paths in this industry for graduates to explore!
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
Students will not only master welding skills but be exposed to technologies that emerge in the welding industry. A student will also learn career essential skills that are in high demand by industry employers. Learning outcomes for this program include being able to:
The program content and structure aligns with Alberta Credential Framework expectations. This 2-year diploma program provides you with immediate opportunities for employment in the field of welding.
The welding industry is dynamic, and demand for employees who understand emerging technologies and evolving processes is high!
As a graduate, you can become employed in fields such as metal fabrication, chemical processing, mining, construction, pulp and paper, manufacturing and specialty processes operators. Specialization within the welding industry may also lead to entrepreneurial or self-employment opportunities as a business owner, mobile welder, welding specialist and more.
Graduates of the diploma program are eligible to further their education with the following programs:
This program is available to international students as a pathway to apprenticeship.
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The Advanced Welding Technology diploma goes beyond the Alberta Welder Apprenticeship training.
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