Forge Your Own Future

Take your career into your own hands with a trade that is in high demand. You’ll learn all the basics of conventional and new welding techniques, watching yourself progress as your projects come to life. After graduation and certification, you’ll be ready to work in almost any industry you want, almost anywhere you want!

Confederation College’s Welding Techniques certificate program gives you the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to get a start in this exciting and in-demand field. Using our conventional and state-of-the-art welding power sources, you’ll get practical experience in various welding techniques. You’ll also get the shop instruction required to work towards your four position Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certification – flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead – that most employers use as the standard for employment. Courses include basic arc welding, blueprint reading, pipe to plate, T-joints, basic metallurgy, pressure plate, and advanced welding.


  • Get hands-on training with our conventional and state-of-the art welding equipment
  • Program prepares you for your CWB certification, the standard for employment for most shops
  • Personalized instruction provides plenty of opportunity for one-on-one learning
  • Program meets industrial standards, principles, practices, and trade disciplines of today’s job market

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Welding Techniques program go on to entry-level roles in various positions and industries including construction trades, Ironworker Welder, Boilermaker Welder, Millwright Welder, Carpenter Welder, Maintenance Welder, heavy equipment repair, Forestry Welder, Transportation Welder, Sheet Metal Welder and Mining Welder. This in-demand skill is applicable in many different industries, and may be combined with other Skilled Trades to expand your skill set and ultimately give you a leg up at finding a good, well-paying job.

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