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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped Enrolment

Working in the College's welding lab, you will take metal fabrication projects from the engineering drawing stage through cutting and forming processes to the welding and inspection phase. You have the option to start your apprenticeship and will also have unique opportunities to put your welding skills into practice by working on real community and applied research projects.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters
  • Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship option
  • Opportunities to participate in applied research projects
  • Real-world experience using industry-standard equipment in the College's welding lab to take projects from concept to finished product

4D Learning Opportunities

Ontario Technological Skills Competition – Each year, select Cambrian Welding students compete in this provincial competition against other college students and apprentices.

Pedestrian bridge for Rotary Park – Students worked alongside industry partner Lopes Mechanical to build a 50-foot long bridge for a park in Sudbury.

Material handling loop – Students helped to build components of an industrial training circuit used by Cambrian's Millwright students.

Nature observation deck for Rotary Park – Students volunteered 900 hours to construct a fully-galvanized metal deck for a park in Sudbury.

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program Option

The Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program combines a college diploma program and apprenticeship training leading to a Certificate of Qualification. The program enables individuals to train as apprenticeship participants, completing all in-school learning outcomes (trade school). In addition, participants have the option to pursue a co-op with an employer. Individuals who want to register for the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship program must meet all eligibility criteria for both the college diploma program as well as apprenticeship training. For further information, please contact the Coordinators, Cooperative Placements at 705-566-8101, ext 7564 or 7707.

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How to Apply

Skills and Trades Training

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

Additional Information

There is a testing fee that is determined by the type and number of different welding certifications for which the student wishes to test.

The Skills Technology Institute (SkyTech) sponsors qualified Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship students to work as apprentices on a 16-week cooperative work term following their first and second academic years. For further information, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/skytech.

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Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
TCA 1101Trade Math I 3
WLD 1001Blueprint Reading Drafting I 3
WLD 1003Metal Trades Practices 3
WLD 1122Welding Applications I 8
WLD 1131Welding Processes Technology I 3
The following General Education course:  3
Personal Finance 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
FAB 1200Fabrication Assembly Practices I 4
ENG 1002College Communication 3
WLD 1000Welding Metallurgy 3
WLD 1004Layout Template Development I 3
WLD 1006Drawing/Inter. Drafting I 4
WLD 1226Welding Appl. Practical Skill I 4
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 3
ENG 1780Applied Communication II 2
FAB 2300Fabrication Assembly Practices II 4
WLD 1007Drawing Interpretation 4
WLD 1008Layout Template Develop. II 3
WLD 1009Welding Processes Practices 3
WLD 2322Welding Appl. Practical Skill II 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 4
FAB 2401Fabrication Assembly Practice III 4
LTD 2400Layout Template Develop III 2
SSD 2400Plate Structural Steel Develop.II 4
WLD 2413Welding Appl n Prac'l Skills III 5
WLD 2416Job Planning Preparation 2
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Negotiation Labour Relations 3
Cybernation 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Psychology of Evil 3
Issues and Ethics in Science 3
 Term Credits: 20
 Total Credits: 86

Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,955.48 Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,914.00 for two semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $2,200 for first year. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities in welding and fabrication may exist in any industry where metal fabrication and maintenance are performed, for example:

  • Steel fabrication plants
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Mines
  • Refineries

University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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