|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Brampton|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,760 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
Want to become a welding technician? Get hands-on lessons from some of the most qualified faculty in the Greater Toronto Area.
Learn fundamental and advanced welding techniques
In the first year of your welding diploma, you’ll get hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW). In second year, you’ll learn advanced techniques including flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead welding. This diploma prepares you for structural and pipe/pressure vessel applications.
Work in specialty labs with the most experienced faculty in the GTA
Experience hours of hands-on learning in labs that mirror the professional welding workplace. You’ll learn from the most highly certified welding faculty of any college in the Greater Toronto Area. Sheridan instructors bring decades of industry experience into their teaching. Small class sizes mean you’ll get one-on-one mentorship with these instructors to help you succeed in class and at work.
Graduate ready for a welding apprenticeship
When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and knowledge necessary to begin an apprenticeship. You’ll be able to apprentice as a welder, boilermaker, pipefitter, steamfitter, millwright or sheet-metal mechanic. Sheridan’s welding program has such a strong reputation that employers may decide you’ve fulfilled the requirements of a first-year apprentice and allow you to begin as a second-year apprentice instead.
Discover the best way to find welding and fabrication technician jobs
When you’re in the classroom, you’ll learn how to conduct a job search, maintain proper work documentation and communicate effectively on the job.
You’ll also study industrial practices in areas such as:
- Metallurgy (chemical processes)
- Blueprints and construction documents
- Layout and fabrication
- Trade calculations
- Welding theory
Earn up to nine licences with the Canadian Welding Bureau
Our two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma provides opportunities for you to earn certifications with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). You may challenge structural steel tests in four welding processes to obtain up to nine licences. Sheridan welding students take their tests on campus at a discounted testing rate. It’s one of the most affordable ways to get your welding certifications.
Explore your future welding lab
As a Welding and Fabrication Technician student at Sheridan, you’ll work in specialty labs with industry-standard equipment. Curious to see inside? Take a virtual tour of a welding lab that you’ll use as a student in this program.
After graduating from the two-year Welding and Fabrication Technician diploma program, you’ll be able to apply for a wide variety of jobs, such as:
- Structural Steel Welder
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Millwright
- Sheet Metal Mechanic
- Welding Inspector
- Welding Technologist