Welding and Fabrication Technician

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Program description - September 2022

Are you interested in learning how to become a welder or metal fabricator? This program might be right for you! This two-year program covers all the theoretical and practical learning outcomes for Level 1 and 2 of both the Metal Fabricator – Fitter (437A) and the Welder (456A) apprenticeship programs in Ontario. As a student in this program, you will learn to follow metal fabrication projects from the computer-aided engineering drawing (CAD) stage, through to the cutting and forming processes of piece parts, to the fitting, welding, and inspection of fabrications. You will use conventional, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) fabrication equipment programmed using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. You also will develop welding skills that are in high demand with employers, in our state-of-the-art facility, using modern equipment including skills related to the common arc welding processes such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or stick), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or MIG), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG). If you decide to pursue an apprenticeship in either trade, you may be exempt from these levels of in-school training. You will be provided with opportunities to challenge welding skills qualification tests as required by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). (Extra fees payable to this external weld testing authorities will apply; these tests are optional.) For more information, contact the Program Coordinator at welding@conestogac.on.ca.

Program details

Code: 0046
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2022
Campus: Cambridge – Fountain Street
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.

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Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$13750.00
Ancillary Fees
$1539.54
$2819.54
Total Fees
$4235.54
$16569.54

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77 $81.77
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2317.77 $1917.77
Year Total   $4235.54

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International fee details

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
International Program Tuition $6875.00 $6875.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77 $81.77
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $8749.77 $7819.77
Year Total   $16569.54

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Cambridge – Fountain Street

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