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  • Available by classroom delivery

Develop the skills, techniques and knowledge to safely and effectively perform various welding processes.

Program Outline

  • WELD-9009 Welding: TIG, MIG, ARC - C


  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
WELD-1015CWB Test Prep
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check for additional contact information.
WELD-1015CWB Test Prep
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Learn four positions of welding: flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead, using standard Canadian Welding Bureau test assemblies (or prepared butt joints with a backing strip). Upon completion of each joint, mechanical testing is performed on the assemblies to show visually whether or not the student has successfully penetrated the roots of the 2 laying surfaces and fused the sidewalls.

WELD-1017MIG & Arc Welding
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This 40-hour welding course is designed for beginner and experienced welders looking to improve their skills. The course covers the theory and application of ARC and MIG processes, including shop orientation and safety. The practical component allows students to focus on the style of welding of their choice.  Students are required to complete a half-mask respirator fit test, complete a WHMIS course and are responsible for providing their Personal Protection Equipment. 

Note: This is not a certification welding course. If you are looking to become a certified welder, please refer to the RRC Polytech Full-time Welding program.

WELD-1028Welding - Introduction
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Basic Mig, Arc and Oxyacetylene welding processes will be covered in this 30-hour course. Topics include an overview of WHMIS, personal and workplace safety, Oxyacetylene safety, general Mig, Arc and Oxyacetylene theory, welding and cutting techniques, and machine types and set-up. The cost of materials for projects will be approximately $40-$50, and the purchase of a textbook and safety equipment will be required.

WELD-1053Welding Theory - IP Prep
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The objective of this course is to prepare the candidates to write the Trade Certification Examination. This course covers the theory portion of gas welding, arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, blue print reading, math and science.

WELD-1054Welding - Introductory
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This is an introductory welding course. The course will teach the proper use of hand tools, safety, basic MIG and Stick welding plus some oxy-acetylene welding.

WELD-1055Welding for Women
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WELD-2001Welding - Intermediate
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This course will build on the Introduction to Welding course and will consist of a quick review of the basic mig, arc, and oxyacetylene cutting and welding processes, as well as workplace safety. Additional topics include plasma cutting, theory and practical, tig welding, theory and practical, and metallurgy theory. There will be a greater emphasis on out-of-position welding, tig welding, specialty welding, and the plasma cutting torch. Prerequisite: Introduction to Welding or some prior welding experience.

WELD-9002Artisan Welding
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Learn how to create decorative metal furnishings for your home. This course will familiarize students with basic welding techniques and how to weld decorative projects and is suitable for those who have little or no welding experience. Topics include an overview of WHMIS, personal and workplace safety, basic welding and cutting techniques and creating jigs that can easily be made at home. You will then have the opportunity to create up to three decorative projects such as coat racks, shelving units, planter boxes, etc.

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Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at a minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high-speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to  for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit

Other Information

WHMIS Training Course on LEARN is to be completed before the start date of your course.

Half-face respirator fit testing is required prior to registering for Continuing Education Welding course.
  1. Call Safety and Health Services (SHS) at 204-632-2511 to make an appointment. You will need to state that you are a (Continuing Education) student and that you require a half-face fit-test.
  2. Please call 204-632-2511 if you have any questions about respirator fit- testing or to cancel/reschedule your appointment.
  3. The fit-test room is located in D-322.
  4. The fee for each respirator fit-test required is $40.
  5. Be on time for your appointment. Appointments are scheduled in 20-minute intervals.
    • Late arrival may result in a missed appointment charge of $40.
  6. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let SHS know 24 hours prior to appointment by calling 204-632-2511.
    • Missed appointment (without prior notification) will result in a missed appointment charge of $40.
  7. Do not eat, drink (other than water), smoke, vape or chew gum for 20 minutes before the test.
  8. You must be clean-shaven where the respirator seals to the face – see examples.
    • Attending a fit-test appointment with facial hair that affects the seal of the respirator will result in a missed appointment charge of $40.
  9. Payment for a fit-test will be done after a successful fit-test at the Cashiers Office C-212.
  10. Fit-test card will be available the next business day in Health Services (HM-08), Monday to Friday, between 8am until 4pm, after proof of payment is presented to Health Services.  Please forward a copy of your Fit-test card to
All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be purchase at the RRC Campus Store, students are required to bring their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the 1st day of class:
Consisting certified CSA-approved footwear (preferably boots), eye protection (glasses), hearing protection, welding gloves (leather gloves), welding jacket, long sleeved, welding apron (optional), full face shield/visor with at least #10 lens for actual welding. Can be an auto shade style helmet your choice, and 2 – pair of locking pliers (optional). For personal safety, a welding respirator is recommended and will be a topic of discussion at start of program.
NOTE: All equipment must be in good working condition so as to prevent personal injuries! All items must be free from oils and grease as well. All PPE must be worn in lab areas, no exceptions.
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