About this program

Start Date

September 2024


Fort Frances

Program Length

Two semesters



Ontario College Certificate

Sault College

About the program

In this dynamic program, students will learn everything from the practical, hands-on skills needed to weld various types of metals, combined with knowledge and theory. Students use a wide range of top-of-the-line equipment found in most industry workplaces safely and effectively in SGEI’s welding shop under the direction of our highly-qualified and supportive instructors. Students will learn how to read, understand and develop the blueprints for different projects as they apply what they learn.

Semester 1

CMM149 3 Practical Communications I
MTF101 3 Applied Blueprint Reading
MTF102 3 Welding Theory 1
MTF105 2 GAS Shielded Semi-Automatic Welding 1
MTF107 4 Shield Metal Arc Welding I
MTF108 2 Trade Practices
MTF109 2 Oxy Fusion and Braze Welding

Semester 2

MTF131 3 Fabrication 1
MTF132 2 GAS Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 1
MTF133 2 Machine Operations
MTF137 3 Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) Welding 2
MTF139 1 Thermal Cutting
MTF140 3 Blueprint Reading – Advanced
MTF141 3 Materials and Process Quality
MTF142 3 Semiautomatic Welding


Ontario Secondary School Diploma, equivalent or mature student test.

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Tuition (Semester 1): $1904.25
  • Tuition (Semester 2): $1649.25

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

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Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

Welding Techniques program graduates can expect to find work as a welding apprentice in a variety of fields.

Where you might work

  • Construction industry
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Heavy-duty equipment industry
  • Other skilled trades


I loved the hands on experience and the way the instructors always had your best interest at heart.
Aurora McRitchie
SGEI Student

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