Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc
Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.
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.
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
You'll gain competence in all welding processes and techniques through individualized and personalized instruction, supported by daily hands-on practice.
You'll develop skills including Oxy-Fuel gas cutting, welding, brazing, material handling, and welding metallurgy.
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 or Modular
As a graduate, you'll be ready to start employment with credit for Level 1 and 2 technical training required by welding apprentices as well as 300 of the 3,000 required hours. As an apprentice, you'll 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.
Modular pathways Welder Levels B & A, as well as Upgrading and Testing are also available. If you have completed the Foundation program or have Welder Level C certification and want to advance your career with further training, contact the program leader for more information.”
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An investment in your career
Invest in yourself! Seven months of full-time education in the Camosun Welder Foundation program will help you find employment and subsequent apprenticeship for your career as a ticketed welder.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
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.
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
Curriculum & courses
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When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.
Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.
Note: If a student does not have one of these preferred requirements the College will accept a "C" or higher in Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10, or Principles of Math 10,or Applications of Math 11, or MATH 053&
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.