Pre-Employment First Period Welder
This 12-week Alberta Apprentice & Industry Training-accredited program is designed
for those with little to no welding experience who are looking to become a first year
welding apprentice. Successful students will complete their first year of technical training
prior to stepping on the jobsite, making a more productive and employable first-year apprentice.
Successful students will be credited for their first year apprenticeship once their on-the-job-hours are complete.
Access to highly skilled instructors with active involvement in the welding industry ensures our students receive quality training that meets current industry standards.
All students have access to CLAC’s network of employers and are supported with resume and job-search training built into the program.
Duration: 360 hours (12 weeks)
Program Fee: $5,495
*Effective January 2022, the Program Fee will increase to $5,825
Program costs include first-period welding curriculum, first-period theory and practical exams, and job-ready certifications. Taxes are included. Students are required to pay a $500 deposit to confirm their registration. Full tuition fees are due the first day of class.
Additional Program Benefits
The following basic jobsite certifications are included with this program at no additional cost.
In-Class Safety Training
- Fall Protection
- Confined Space
- First Aid
CWB Structural Welding Certification
- CWB SMAW or FCAW-All Positions
Online Safety Courses
- Behaviour Based Safety
- WHMIS 2015 GHS
Funding Support Options
Alberta Student Aid
Eligible applicants will be assessed for both loans and grants to assist in both tuition and cost of living needs.
Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
Parents can utilize existing plans to fund their child’s training.
Student Line of Credit
Eligible students can apply for a low-interest line of credit at their personal banking institution.