Welding Design – International

Tuition and Fees

Program Title: Welding Design – International
Credential Earned: Certificate
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 3 Semesters
Program Status: Open

Program Codes
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT-W208 (KL) Kirkland Lake Campus

Program Specific Information and Forms

Welding Information (PDF, 114KB)

Program Description
The International Welding Design Certificate (IWDC) program prepares graduates for an international career by qualifying them to write the exam for either the International Welding Technologist diploma or the International Welding Engineer diploma, depending on the educational background of the applicant.

Career Opportunities
Welding is diffused across many industry sectors including fabricating, manufacturing, mining, forestry, maintenance, construction, and sales.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Northern College’s School of Welding Engineering Technology is leading the way in welding education as an authorized training body for the International Institute of Welding (IIW).

Certification as an International Welding Technologist through the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) provides our technology graduates with job opportunities in 38 IIW member countries across the globe. Welder Fitter graduates may complete Canadian Bureau testing.

Northern College’s School of Welding Engineering Technology is the only welding education facility in Ontario associated with an applied research centre. The Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC), located on Campus, provides students access to additional sophisticated state-of-the art equipment and allows them to work on real-life industry derived projects.

Contact Information

Admission Requirements
Ontario College Advanced Diploma from an Engineering Technology program (e.g. Mechanical, Manufacturing, Civil, Structural, Electrical)
Or equivalent.
Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.
Semester 1
Welding Processes and Equipment I – Block A
Welding Metallurgy I – Block A
Construction and Design I – Block A
Welding Processes and Equipment II – Block B
Welding Metallurgy II – Block B

Semester 2
Welding Processes and Equipment III – Block C
Welding Metallurgy III – Block C
Construction and Design III – Block C
Fabrication and Applications Engineering I – Block C

Semester 3
Fabrication and Applications Engineering II – Block D
Welding Processes and Equipment IV – Block D
Welding Metallurgy IV – Block D
Welding Practical – Block D

Descriptions are currently being updated.

Download the complete Articulation Agreement list for Universities and Colleges (PDF, 113KB).
You can also visit OnTransfer. This site provides information and resources to help students and potential students find their way through Ontario’s postsecondary system.

Articulation Agreements – Universities
Program Degree at Receiving University
Welding Engineering Technology Athabasca (Alberta)
Bachelor of Science
McMaster (Ontario)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Nuclear Power

Note: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.