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Welder Foundation

What You’ll Learn

Applied learning

Camosun’s Welder Foundation program, part of the Provincial Welders’ Training Program, is designed to give you skills required and the preparation you’ll need to enter the welding trade.

What to expect

Located at our Interurban campus, this full-time program is 28 weeks long. Classes are scheduled for 5 days a week, 6 hours each day. Your typical day includes theory and lectures in the classroom, with the majority of your time in the shop getting hands-on training. You should be in good physical health and have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Performance assessment will be a blend of instructor and peer review.

Camosun's Welder Foundation program will teach you the basics in welding to prepare you for your subsequent apprenticeship. Through the ten sequential program courses, you'll develop skills from Oxy-Fuel gas cutting, welding, brazing, and material handling to welding metallurgy and math supplementation.

Program Courses

  Course Course Name Instructional Hours Tuition
All of WELD 110 Welder Foundation 840 hours $2,821

Note Tuition costs for the current academic year listed above are for domestic students and do not include any additional fees. See the What it Costs page for details.


The Practical (P) modules provide theoretical and practical introductions to individual welding processes in the WELD 110 course. The Related Knowledge (RK) modules cover areas of important background knowledge required by welders such as Metallurgy, Welding Codes or Standards.

  • P1: Introduction/Program Orientation
  • P2: Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting
  • P3: Gas Welding & Braze Welding
  • P4: Shielded Metal Arc 1
  • P5: Carbon Arc Gouging
  • P6: Gas Metal Arc/Flux Core Arc
  • RK1: Material Handling
  • RK2: Blueprint Reading 1
  • RK3: Welding Metallurgy
  • RK2B: Math Supplement

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  • Spring at Camosun College
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  • Proud graduates
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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