Welding and Fabrication TechnicianLoyalist College
About this Program
Level: Diploma in Welding and Fabrication Technician
Discpline: Other Engineering
Length: 4 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Belleville Campus Campus
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The precision work of welders and fabricators holds up bridges and delivers miners safely underground. Gain skills in welding, fabrication, detailing and millwrighting that you can use across the country, from coast to coast, in virtually any industry. As a welder/fabricator technician, you will find job opportunities in any industry where metal fabrication and maintenance are performed. Your new skills can take you anywhere: You could work in manufacturing, construction, welding or inspection. Fabricate mining equipment; machinery; pipelines; bridge truss systems; vehicles such as subway cars and fire trucks; or shipbuilding and aerospace. Average starting salaries range from $40,000 to $44,999*. With experience and government certification, potential earnings increase to $60,000 and more. Get an employment edge with certificates you can earn in the program, such as Certified Welder, Structural Steel Plate Fitter, Certified Welding Inspector or Welding Supervisor.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.