Welding

 


XWLD 0510 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)

Come join the fun! Grab a friend and join this general interest class to learn MIG welding. Participants will let their creative-selves flare welding, heat bending, and metal twisting! Create your own Christmas decorations, horseshoe art, wall decor, or yard and garden art.

TBD

Course Duration: 24 classroom and practical learning hours

Course Fee: $549

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XWLD 0530 - Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)

TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) is a welding process where a tungsten electrode carries an electric arc to the metal while an envelope of inert gas (argon) surrounds and protects it. TIG is used to welding all metals including copper, titanium, brass, aluminum and yes, even cast iron. TIG can also be used to weld around tricky or curved joints.

TBD

Course Duration: 24 classroom and practical learning hours

Course Fee: $599

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Welder Testing and Upgrading

All testers must pre-register for welder testing and upgrading and payment is required at time of booking. Employer authorization is required in advance for employees they sponsor.

All Weld Test and Booth Rental Bookings: 250.828.5106

Instructions for Testing Day

  • Testers are required to report at 7:00 am in the Welding Shop in the School of Trades and Technology building
  • Weekday parking is $5 per day in a general lot. Kindly ensure you are not parked in a gated, reserved, or premium lot.
  • Must bring with you:
    • Welding log book and TSBC Classification Card (if applicable)
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Required tools

NOTE: Refunds will only be issued with one week cancellation notice.


Technical Safety BC (TSBC) ASME Certification

Upon receipt of your TSBC Certification Card and Logbook, welders can then book any of the following qualification tests applicable to your designated class:

XWLD 0700      ASME PWP #1 - #9                 $400 
XWLD 0710      ASME PWP # 9A/10                 $300
XWLD 0702      ASME PWP # 11                      $500
XWLD 0704      ASME Company Procedure        $400

Effective December 3, 2019, all welder performance qualification testing requires welders to hold one of the following certifications obtained directly from TSBC: Class A. Perform pressure welding on pressure equipment while employed by a licensed contractor in the province of BC. Class R. Perform a limited scope of pressure welding on specific equipment or site(s) for a time period up to six months. Class IT. Perform pressure welding as an apprentice under supervision of a class A pressure welder.

Eligibility and Application Process Pressure Welder Certificate of Qualification Program 


Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Certification

Those with a minimum Level C welding or welder in a recognized union can book for CWB Certification Testing in the following processes:

SMAW - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
FCAW - Flux Core Arc Welding
GMAW - Gas Metal Arc Welding

XWLD 0720       CWB - One Plate Test              $300 
XWLD 0722       CWB - Two Plate Test              $350 
XWLD 0724       CWB - Three Plate Test            $400 
XWLD 0726       CWB - Four Plate Test              $450 
XWLD 0740      CWB - Extra Plate Set                $50 
XWLD 0690      Red Seal Challenge Test          $700 

Please note: Extra Test Plates are available on testing days only. 

For information on CWB – click here: Canadian Welding Bureau


Weld Testing Dates

Upcoming test dates are scheduled for the following Fridays:

Fall 2022

October 14, 2022

November 4, 2022

November 25, 2022

December 16, 2022
 

To book your test date, please call 250.828.5106.

Please note, your test needs to be booked and paid for in advance. Any weld test cancellations must be seven days prior to your test date.


Booth Rental and Upgrading 

XWLD 0720        Booth Rental - 1/2 Day            $60 
XWLD 0720       Booth Rental - 1 Day             $100 
XWLD 0720       Booth Rental - 2 Days           $200 
XWLD 0720       Booth Rental - 3 Days           $300 
XWLD 0720       Booth Rental - Week             $450 

Booth rental bookings: 250.828.5106