Welder – Vermilion Campus

The following table summarizes the topics/skills for each training period. For complete details, check the welder course outline, or check on Trade Secrets, the Alberta government's Apprentice & Industry Training branch website.

Welder 1st Period View More ∇
1st Period - 240 hours
Workplace Safety & Tools    
46 hours
Welding Technology &
Properties of Metals
48 hours
GMAW, FCAW,
MCAW and SAW
117 hours
Trade Math 29 hours


Information is from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training document Welder Course Outline. These details may be subject to revision.
Welder 2nd Period View More ∇
2nd Period - 240 hours
SMAW One
89 hours
GTAW One      43 hours
Pattern Development and Estimating     43 hours
SMAW Two
65 hours

Information is from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training document Welder Course Outline. These details may be subject to revision.

Welder 3rd Period View More ∇
3rd Period - 240 hours
SMAW Three  72 hours
Welds on Mild Steel
Plate and Pipe
104 hours
Drawing Interpretation       40 hours
Trade Science 24 hours


Information is from the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training document Welder Course Outline. These details may be subject to revision.
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