Welding and Fabrication Technician

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.

Optional Paid Co-op

Our program features an optional, paid co-op directly related to your program of study. During this work-integrated learning experience, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge in an actual work environment, giving you industry training that you can showcase to potential employers when you graduate.

You will be required to complete work preparation sessions prior to the work term to help you develop an industry-specific résumé and effective interviewing skills. Cambrian’s Career Centre will support you through this process and will also help you to source and apply for placement opportunities.

International students: Study permits prohibit international students from participating in optional co-ops. However, if you are an international student and are interested in work-integrated learning opportunities, visit Cambrian’s Career Centre to discuss available options with a co-op advisor. Opportunities may include volunteer positions or part-time or full-time jobs during academic breaks and/or during the academic year.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Metal fabricator apprentice
  • Welder apprentice
  • Metal fabricator or welder in steel fabrication, manufacturing, construction, pulp and paper mills, mines, refineries, heavy equipment shops and shipyards

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$29,800 to $130,000

Obtain real-world experience using industry-standard equipment in the College's welding lab to take projects from concept to finished product.

Plan your future

Program starts

Fall 2020

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Additional information and offerings

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