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Welder Foundation

Certificate in Welder Foundation

Brighten your future

Fundamental training

Conforming to industry standards, practices and procedures, the competency-based Welder Foundation program provides you with the skills you'll need to prosper in today's job market.


ITA approval

Camosun's Welder Foundation program (formerly called Welding Level C) follows
ITA-approved BC training requirements.

Program overview

This full-time program conforms to industry standards, practices and procedures to prepare you for entry-level employment and to begin a welding apprenticeship. Over seven months your training will include:

  • Introduction and safety
  • Oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Carbon arc gouging 
  • Gas metal & flux core arc welding 
  • Material handling
  • Blueprint reading
  • Welding metallurgy
  • Math

Hands-on learning

You'll gain competence in all welding processes and techniques through individualized and personalized instruction, supported by daily hands-on practice.

The welding shop is located in the Centre for Trades Education & Innovation on the Interurban campus. The shop is over 12,000 sq. ft. (1,115 sq. metres) in size.

Next up: Apprenticeship

As a graduate of this program, you'll be ready to start employment with credit for Level 1 and Level 2 technical training required by welding apprentices as well as 300 of the 3,000 hours required for completion of those levels.

As an apprentice, you will continue to build on your skills and gain the practical experience necessary to become fully qualified through Level 3 to earn your inter-provincial Red Seal certification.

"Over the years I have employed several apprentices who have gone through Camosun and I've been happy with all of them. Your programs are terrific."

Pacific Island Construction

"The welding program is a great opportunity to work with a wide variety of equipment and materials."


Welder Levels A & B are available. If you have completed the Welder Foundation program or you have Welder Level C certification and want to advance your career with further training, please contact the program leader, Kevin Alexander, for further information.

Welder Foundation

Certificate in Welder Foundation (ITA credit toward Apprenticeship)
28 weeks
Study Options
Full-time only
Work Experience
Eligible for an apprenticeship once employed
Flexible intake
Trades & Technology
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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