Welder Level A (8-weeks) continues building upon the theory and practical learning started in Welder Foundation and Welder Level B. Pipe welding with stainless steel electrodes, low-alloy steel electrodes, more advanced blueprint reading and welding metallurgy, etc., are covered. Completion of this program along with the required work experience component should provide the graduate with the broadest base of skills and employment opportunities in the diverse metal joining industries.

Theory and practical modules include:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Welding Metallurgy III
  • Blueprint Reading III

Students who successfully complete Welder Level A are eligible to write the Inter-Provincial (Red Seal) exam toward certification if not previously completed in Welder Level B.

Application process for Apprenticeship Technical Training Classes

Apprenticeship training classes at Vancouver Island University fill on a first come first registered basis, with waiting lists established in many trades and levels. Program schedules are available on the web at http://www.tradestrainingbc.ca.

Contact Apprenticeship at 250-740-6227 or apprentice@viu.ca

Please complete the Vancouver Island University's Application for Admission and mail attention to Apprenticeship - Bldg 180.

Please Note, you cannot register for Apprenticeship Courses online, but you can accept offers online.

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