Need to upgrade or test your skills? We've got you covered. Camosun has programs to upgrade your welding skills in a multitude of specialities. Didn't study at Camosun? Our Welding department is home to some of the most prestigious testing and licensing bodies in Canada. Level B Design, build and power your career.The 16-week competency based Welder B program offers more advanced training on the topics completed in the Foundation program, and also includes training in G.T.A.W. and Pipe Welding. With successful completion of Welder B and 950 work-place hours, welders receive a Certificate of Qualification as a B Welder and the B Stamp in their logbook from SkilledTradesBC, making them eligible to qualify to test for pressure (PWP) testing in British Columbia. Also upon completion of the Welder B program students will write the inter-provincial (Red Seal) welder exam. Upon passing the interprovincial exam and the accumulation of 4,500 work-place hours, welders receive Red Seal, interprovincial certification. Level A The 8-week competency based Welder A program continues to build upon the theory and practical learning started in Welder Foundation and Welder Level B. This program teaches more advanced welding skills and related theory. Pipe welding with stainless steel electrodes, low-alloy steel electrodes, more advanced blueprint reading and welding metallurgy are covered. With successful completion of this program and 3,450 work-place hours welders receive the Certificate of Qualification as an A Welder and the A Stamp in their logbook from SkilledTradesBC. Upgrading Camosun’s Welding Upgrading program will give you practice and instruction in specific welding procedures that lead to further weld tests and certifications under CWB or ASME. You’ll work in close co-operation with a welding instructor, receiving one-on-one instruction as you refine your professional skills.You'll study:S.M.A.W. - Shielded metal arc welding in all positions on plate and pipeG.M.A.W. - Gas metal arc welding on pipe and plate of steel and aluminumF.C.A.W. - Flux core arc welding on plateG.T.A.W. - Gas tungsten arc welding on pipe and plate of steel, stainless steel and aluminumThe Welding Upgrading program is taught at the Interurban Campus and starts daily (as space permits). The program length varies dependent upon student progress and expectations.Contact the Welding Program Leader to register and set up an assessment. Testing The Camosun welding department is a provincially accredited licensed testing agency and tests welders for:The Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) CertificationMechanical Contractors Association (Company Procedures)Safety Engineering Pre-qualified Welding Procedures (PWP)Company Procedures and practical challenge tests for Interprovincial (Red Seal) CertificationContact the Welding Program Leader to register.