Holland College | Welding Fabrication

Welding Fabrication

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Georgetown Centre
Credential: Diploma, Welder
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 11 or 12 academic English, math and physics.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $5,575 $5,575
Student Union $168 $168
Health Insurance Fee $420 $ 420
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100 $–
Forklift Training $ 40  
Graduation Fee $ – $ 100
Total $ 6,303 $ 6,263
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 4,073 $ 4,033
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,230 $ 2,230
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books/Materials/Supplies $425 $ 300
Uniforms/Safety Shoes/License Fee $200 $–
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fee $650 $–
Total $ 1,275 $ 300

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Construction industries
  • Fabrication, assembly and maintenance shops
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Shipyards
  • Offshore construction and maintenance
  • Self-employment

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

Learn essential welding processes and refine your skills by crafting and fabricating a variety of metal structures. You will build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in welding processes, including oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding. You will learn how to use a wide variety of hand and power tools, as well as stationary power equipment such as a press brake, shear, and roll machine. You will learn to read, interpret, and create drawings, and you will use those skills to make your own capstone project. The program includes eight weeks of on the job training.

The Georgetown Centre is a Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) test centre, which gives you the option to participate in weld testing.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program.

Red Seal

The most successful path to a Red Seal as a welder begins with the Welding Fabrication program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write two years of apprenticeship block exams, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.

The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.


Plumbing / Pipefitting

Learn how to install and service hot and cold water distribution piping, plumbing fixtures and appliances, waste and vent piping, wastewater disposal and hot water heating systems in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings in this one-year program. Steamfitters/pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.

Welding Fabrication Year 1

The Welding Fabrication Year 1 program introduces students to the essential welding processes, tools and procedures. You'll learn rigging procedures, gouging and cutting, blueprint reading and basic and intermediate welding skills. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating these skills through extensive training in our workshop.


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