Pre-Employment Welding

Interested in obtaining training and employment in the welding field? This pre-employment program is recommended to those with a burning desire to get into a welding career, having little or no previous exposure. It provides 16 weeks of theory and practical in the classroom and shop. You will also have the opportunity to attain safety training certification in: TDG, WHMIS, H2S Alive, Confined Space, Aerial Platform, Fall Protection and more - based on individual needs for employability enhancement.

Course List (details coming soon)
Workplace Safety and Tools
Welding Technology and Properties of Metals
GMAW, FCAW, MCAW and SAW Theory
GMAW Lab
FCAW Lab
Trades Math
Cutting Lab

Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
Standard First Aid/Level B CPR
Workplace Hazard Materials Information System (WHMIS)
H2S Alive
Confined Space Entry
Fall Protection
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
Aerial Platform Operations

Career Potential

Upon successful completion of the Portage College program, students will be given the opportunity to challenge the First Period Apprenticeship Welder exam.  In passing the Provincial Apprenticeship exam, you will have the opportunity to work in industry as an apprentice welder,  welder's helper, as well as other related jobs in the welding industry.

Credential
Certificate

Admission Requirements

Recommended path
English 30-2
Math 30-3
Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20
Related Career and Technology Studies courses.


Minimum Requirements: English 10-2
Math 10-3
or
Pass mark in all five Canadian General Education Development (GED) tests or Entrance Exam Category A (AIT).

Transferability
N/A                       

Portage College Semesters:
Fall Semester - August 24 to December 18, 2020
Winter Semester - January 4 to April 30, 2021
Spring Semester - May 3 to June 25, 2021

Pre Employment Welding Program Start/End Dates: 
Fall Offering - August 31, 2020 to December 18, 2021

Location:
Lac La Biche Campus

Domestic Student Fees
Application Fee $53.50

Fall Offering - Fee payment deadline August 14, 2020

Tuition $1976.20
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee $0.00
Total $2,161.38

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

International Student Fees 

Application Fee $160.00

Fall Offering - Fee payment deadline August 14, 2020

Tuition $5928.60
Student Association $116.70
Technology Fee $68.48
Recreation Fee 0.00
Total $6,113.78

Visit  Portage Bookstore for textbooks and supplies

FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

2020 - 2021

Audit Fee - 50% of Course Fee

Document re-issuance Fee - such as, student ID, meal card, certificates etc. (Non-refundable)
Fee is per document - $10

GED Exam Fee (refundable if writing is cancelled)
Writing Fee - $200
Re-write Fee - $190

Invigilation Fee (Non-refundable)
Administration Fee - $25
Invigilation Fee per hour - $25

Prior Learning Assessment Fee (Non refundable)
Cost recovery, minimum $250/course

Supplemental/Deferred Exams (Non-refundable) - $25

Transcript Evaluation Fee - not applicable to dual credit high schools (non-refundable)
External Advanced Credit  - $50

Transcript Fee - $10

Tuition Deposit (non-refundable for oversubscribed programs and international only)
Domestic Students - $100
International Students - $500
Paramedicine - $1500

Pre-Employment Welding

  • AIR BRAKES

    Course ID: HETA105

    Name: AIR BRAKES

    Hours: 70

    Credits: 3

    TBD

  • DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Course ID: DIAW101

    Name: DIVERSITY AWARENESS

    Hours: 3

    Credits: 0

    This introductory course is designed to allow the learner to develop an appreciation of the value of diversity within our culture. A unique combination of video and animation sets the path of exploration through a fictitious company. The interactive learning environment is designed for learner engagement and participation.

  • ELECTRICAL 1 & ELECTRONICS 1

    Course ID: HETA104

    Name: ELECTRICAL 1 & ELECTRONICS 1

    Hours: 70

    Credits: 3

    TBA

  • HYDRAULICS 1 & HYDRAULICS BRAKE SYSTEMS

    Course ID: HETA103

    Name: HYDRAULICS 1 & HYDRAULICS BRAKE SYSTEMS

    Hours: 69

    Credits: 3

    TBA

  • LAB/PRACTICAL PERIOD 1

    Course ID: HETA106

    Name: LAB/PRACTICAL PERIOD 1

    Hours: 120

    Credits: 2

    TBA

  • ORIENTATION TO THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

    Course ID: HETA000

    Name: ORIENTATION TO THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

    Hours: 9

    Credits: 0

    TBA

  • STANDARD WORKPLACE SAFETY MATERIALS AND TOOLS

    Course ID: HETA101

    Name: STANDARD WORKPLACE SAFETY MATERIALS AND TOOLS

    Hours: 54

    Credits: 2

    TBA

  • SUSPENSION, WHEELS AND SYSTEMS

    Course ID: HETA102

    Name: SUSPENSION, WHEELS AND SYSTEMS

    Hours: 72

    Credits: 3

    TBA

  • WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM

    Course ID: SAFE071

    Name: WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM

    Hours: 4

    Credits: 0

    Students will discuss hazardous materials used in the workplace and how to find the information needed to work safely with hazardous materials. Understanding the classification of hazard symbols are covered.

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