Welding Engineering Technology - Inspection (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma

This three-year advanced diploma program prepares students with training in both welding inspection and quality assurance. Metallurgical analysis, destructive testing of welds and non-destructive evaluation methods for quality control and assurance are all covered in detail. Students combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a variety of operational areas such as selection and application of welding processes, troubleshooting of welding equipment, and the operation of welding robotics and automation. All theoretical training is supported by extensive hands-on experience in well-equipped welding and metal-testing laboratories.

Graduates are well-prepared for employment opportunities in a wide variety of industries including automotive manufacturing, pressure vessel & piping, power generation, technical sales, and non-destructive testing and inspection.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Welding Engineering Technology - Inspection
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes  
Year 2 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 3 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4
Year 4 Classes Classes  

Work Term Capabilities

It is expected that due to the longer period of time with the employer, students will be given progressive responsibility and/or exposure to new challenges as their skills develop.

Work Terms I - IV

Sample Job Titles

Welding Technologist, NDE Technologist, Welding QA/QC, Welding Inspector, Metallurgical Laboratory Technologist

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Bill Todd
Employer Relations Consultant