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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Introduction to CAD

An introduction to the principles of using Auto-CAD. Students design and create a working shop drawing.

Hours: 45
Course Code: CADD-2000

Workplace Communications

This course is designed to allow students to develop preparatory skills for securing and retaining employment including; workplace communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving, and customer service. Upon successful completion of this course students are able to use oral communications techniques, and create a variety of written documents and reports used in the workplace. Methods and strategies for job search, preparation and retention are also incorporated.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1005

Computer Essentials

In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMP-1000

Math Essentials

This course is designed to provide students with a review of fundamental trade related math skills. Students acquire competency in the math skills as they relate to their chosen trade program and future career. Emphasis is placed on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to continually make connections between math and their trade, as well as every day applications.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1005

Math for Welders

Students solve advanced trade related problems using geometric formulas, bend allowances, and trigonometry commonly found in the workplace.

Hours: 30
Course Code: MATH-1110

Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1001

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems

Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.

Hours: 3
Course Code: NCPR-1002

Forklift Operator

This course is intended to certify participants in operation of a forklift using classroom and hands on experience. The participants will be required to pass a written and a practical exam. The individuals successfully completing the program will be awarded a forklift operator's certificate.

Hours: 8.5
Course Code: NCPR-1110

Welding Practicum I

Students will gain industry experience and apply skills and knowledge gained during the preceding courses.

Hours: 160
Course Code: PRAC-1130

Welding Practicum II

Students gain industry experience and apply skills and knowledge gained while taking all of the preceding courses.

Hours: 160
Course Code: PRAC-2130

Introduction to Rigging and Materials Handling

Students develop a working knowledge of safe working loads, safe handling and storage of materials and working load limits with regards to basic rigging. Participation in a one-day seminar instructed by Crosby Canada is a significant component of this course.

Hours: 40
Course Code: RIGG-1080

Introduction to Welding Safety and Equipment

Students learn about shop safety for the metal trades, access equipment, occupational health and safety, fire arrest and fire suppression. Students have an introduction to measuring, layout power tools and learn to safely use and maintain various stationary power tools, including shear, iron worker, band saw and bench grinders.

Hours: 40
Course Code: WELD-1002

Cutting and Gouging

Students set up and maintain oxy-fuel cutting and welding equipment, ensuring correct parameters and consumables are selected. Then perform cutting, joint removal, welding and brazing. Students also use the arc cutting process to cut and remove metal. Students are prepared to safely use Manual Carbon Arc and Plasma Cutting equipment.

Hours: 55
Course Code: WELD-1010

Introduction to Welding Processes

An introduction to the safety aspects, set-up and uses of Sheilded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux and Metal Cored Arc Welding (FCAW and MCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes. Students will fillet weld on mild steel in flat and horizontal positions at a beginning level.

Hours: 160
Course Code: WELD-1020

Blueprint Reading and Drawing

An introduction to interpreting and creating drawings. Students learn the basics of reading drawings, symbols and abbreviations, the types of blueprints and fabrication based on drawing interpretation.

Hours: 45
Course Code: WELD-1055

Intermediate Welding Processes

Students continue to build on knowledge and skills in the use of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux and Metal Cored Arc Welding (FCAW and MCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes.

Hours: 160
Course Code: WELD-1140

Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

An advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) course. Students follow CSA standard W 47.1-03 outlining the proper procedure for SMAW. Students perform bend tests, compare and contrast the procedures to pre-heat base metals, discuss maintaining inter-pass temperatures as well as evaluate the effects of welding on various metals.

Hours: 120
Course Code: WELD-2012

Stationary Power Equipment

Students safely use and maintain various stationary power tools, including a working knowledge of the safety features and equipment maintenance schedules. Students work with rolls, brakes, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) equipment.

Hours: 20
Course Code: WELD-2022


An introduction to Metallurgy and the codes and specification used to identify materials used in the Welding and Metal Fabrication trades. Students learn to identify various metals and grades, methods of heat treatment, methods for controlling expansion, contraction and distortion.

Hours: 20
Course Code: WELD-2062

Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding

An advanced course in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Students perform groove and fillet welds using the GMAW process.

Hours: 60
Course Code: WELD-2065

Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Building on the intermediate level, students weld using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process in various positions on mild steel. Fillet and groove welding are performed.

Hours: 90
Course Code: WELD-2075


An introduction to layout as it pertains to welding and fabrication. Students transfer dimensions from drawings to materials and confirm material dimensions. In addition, students use jigs and fixtures, including the tools used to construct jigs, fixtures and layout plate.

Hours: 55
Course Code: WELD-2092

Advanced Flux and Metal Cored Arc Welding

Students perfect their skill by welding mild steel plate using Flux and Metal Cored Arc Welding (FCAW and MCAW) process.

Hours: 55
Course Code: WELD-2185

Pipe Welding

Welding pipe and tubing using the gas metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW) and the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes. Materials used in this course are mild steel, stainless and aluminum pipe.

Hours: 85
Course Code: WELD-2190

Submerged Arc Welding

An introduction to submerged arc welding (SAW) process. Students will identify when this process is used, set up the equipment and weld using the process. Students further their skills and knowledge of the submerged arc welding (SAW) process. Students weld groove welds, different plate thicknesses, and develop a weld procedure specification. Focus will be on practical applications.

Hours: 15
Course Code: WELD-2235

Capstone Project

Students build on existing knowledge and apply their skills in welding, blueprint reading, project management, drafting and design to create a project. Students create multi-view sketches, estimate work hours, welding costs, schedules and choose fabrication materials to complete the project.

Hours: 90
Course Code: WELD-2240