Welding and Fabrication Technician

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Program description - September 2025

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
Start: September 2025
Campus: Cambridge – Fountain Street
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 2 years
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

Please note: Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2025 and later will be available Spring 2025.



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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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