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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Welding Modules and Apprenticeship

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Welding Level B

Course length

12 weeks

Course Requirements

Must have a "C" seal in log book

» ITA Welding Program Profile

General Requirements

  • Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status
  • Successful Assessment Test

Application Procedure

Applications are processed on a first come basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Completion of all Level B Modules: In school (4 months), completion of 3,060 workplace hours (inclusive of Level C work-based training hours)
  • Level B - practical assessments and written examinations
  • BC Certificate of Qualification Examination
  • Inter-Provincial Red Seal Examination

Apprenticeship Level 1 and 2

Introductory program that prepares learners for entry level positions as apprentice welders in most sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, construction, transportation, resource extraction and resource development. Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. In the classroom, they learn theoretical principals of welding. Shop sessions provide the hands on opportunity to learn processes and master practical welding skills. (ITA Standardized written exam after Level 1 and Level 2)

» ITA Welding Program Profile

Course length

8 weeks per level

Credentials Awarded

Certificate of completion

Recommended Work-Based Hours

After completion of the program, it's recommended that students gain another 2,700 hours of hands-on field experience before returning to school for Level 3 technical training.


Apprenticeship Office:
Julie Dekowny
Email: jdekowny@tru.ca
Phone: 250-371-5659
Toll-free: 1-866-371-5659