Pre-Employment Welding Program

Pre-Employment Welding Program

Grande Prairie Regional College, Edson AB
February 1 - June 8, 2018
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Monday to Friday


The Pre-employment Welding program follows the Welder, First Period curriculum outlined by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). In this 12-week certificate program, you’ll receive training in gas metal arc welding (GMAW), oxy-acetylene welding (OAW), and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). You’ll study basic joints, types of welds, and weld faults, plus gain hands-on experience in safe work practices in shop and lab, hand tools and power tools, equipment setup, trades math, maintenance and troubleshooting. This is an intensive program offering about 50 percent more instruction than the regular Apprenticeship program.



To apply or register:

The very first thing that you must do is apply to the College. There is a one-time fee that must accompany your application before it will be processed.

Contact Student Services:

Toll Free: 1.888.539.4772 Fax: 780.539.2832

For further information:

Phone: 780.835.6682 Fax: 780.835.6784