Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees Program Structure

We offer a three-year Welder - Apprenticeship program for those looking to work in the welding industry. The program offers both on-the-job training, and skills and technical training to prepare you for the workforce.

After graduating the program, you will be able to:

  • Fuse metals safely and properly using prescribed welding applications
  • Know and understand the welding equipment involved in various procedures
  • Understand drawings and develop layout patterns
  • Calculate quantities of materials
  • Know and understand metals, arc electrodes, welding gases and gas welding filler roads
  • Recognize defective welds, and know the cause and repair procedure for the defective area
  • Know the mathematic calculations related to the welding trade
  • Know and understand the related work of other tradespeople in the industry
  • Perform tasks in accordance with industry quality and production standards

Career opportunities

As a welder, you may be employed in various industries, including:

  • Vessel or structural steel assembly
  • Pipeline construction
  • Commercial construction
  • Industrial construction
  • Steel fabrication
  • Heavy equipment repair

Experienced welders may become inspectors or supervisors, open their own shops, or work as contractors.

Admission requirements

In order to register for the Welder - Apprenticeship program, you must be an eligible indentured apprentice.

Find out more about the Alberta Apprenticeship Entrance Requirements.

Tuition and fees

 Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 Week Session
Fees (Year 1 to 3) - 8 week session  Domestic Students
Tuition $899.00
Campus Recreation Fee $28.00
Student Association Building Fee $8.96
Student Association Fee $56.00
Technology Fee $75.00
Materials $77.00
Total Fees & Tuition ***$1143.96

Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters and do not include mandatory laboratory fees. 

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

Program structure

The Welder - Apprenticeship program is a three-year program that includes a minimum of 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year.

Course outline for all years

How apprenticeships work

An apprenticeship is a work experience based post-secondary education. As an apprentice, you will find a matching employer to help tutor you as you become a carpenter through an Apprenticeship Agreement.

Your time is divided by on-the-job training under a certified journeyperson (about 80%) and attending technical training courses at a training provider, such as Keyano College (about 20%).