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Welding

Welding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Welding program provides students with the necessary training to become professional welders.  Students will develop the skill and knowledge to work safely and effectively in today's demanding industrial environment.

Kwantlen welding graduates can choose careers such as welding inspector, supervisors and quality assurance personnel.

For individuals who desire a demanding, challenging and well paid career in an industrial field, welding is an excellent choice.

Welding Foundation

Welding Foundation: Certificate is a 28 week program that prepares students for employment at the entry level. Students will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work safely and effectively using a variety of welding processes and procedures.

At the end of the Foundation program students will write the Welder Certificate of Completion exam. Students who complete the Foundation program and exam are eligible for ITA credit in Welder Level 1 and Level 2 apprenticeship and 300 work-based hours.

For the program schedule, please click here.

Please visit the KPU calendar for more details about the Welding Foundation: Certificate

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Citation in Welding Level 'B'

Welding Citation - Level B is a 16 week program that provides students with advanced training in a variety of processes and applications with an emphasis on pipe welding, inspection and standards. Registration at the 'B' level requires a combination of in-school technical training and work-based field experience.  At the end of this program students will write the Interprovincial Red Seal exam for this trade.

For the program schedule, please click here.

Please visit the KPU calendar for more details about the Welding Citation - Level B

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Citation in Welding Level 'A'

Welding Citation - Level A is a 8 week program that provides students with advanced training in low alloy and stainless steel welding.. Registration at the 'A' level requires a combination of technical training and work based field experience.

For the program schedule, please click here.

Please visit the KPU calendar for more details about the Welding Citation - Level A

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Apprentice Training

Full-time: 8 weeks to 10 weeks, Cloverdale Campus

Program Offers: Levels 1, 2, 3 & Welder Endorsement Multi Process Alloy Welding (MPAW)

If you are an apprentice and you wish information on start dates for different levels of Welding apprenticeship classes, please refer to the Program Schedule.

Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice.  Level 1 and 2 are eight weeks and level 3 is ten weeks.

Please visit the KPU calendar for more information about the Welding: Apprenticeship.

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Youth TRAIN in Trades (formerly ACE IT)

Currently offered in partnership with various school districts

Program: 24 week Foundation level training

Contact: Please contact your school counsellor for more information.

 

Welder Testing

Welder Test Center
5500 180th Street
Cloverdale, BC

Welder Testing Contact

To book your welding test:

Phone: 604.598.6129/604.598.6148
Fax: 604.598.6111
weldertesting@kpu.ca

Booth Rental/Upgrading for ASME or CWB Test

One day booth rental

$ 60.00

One week booth rental $300.00

$300.00

Every Friday is scheduled for tests.
Testing starts at 7:30 a.m.

Testers are required to bring all personal protective equipment and tools with them to the test.

Current Prices for Welding Tests