• 5 Reasons to Choose

    Our diploma programs are recognized by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) for certification. Northern College is an authorized training body for the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Certification as an International Welding Technologist through the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) provides technology graduates with job opportunities in 38 IIW member countries.

    Our optional co-op program allows you to earn while you learn.

    You can earn certificates for classroom training for Non-destructive Examination methods (some restrictions apply).
    • Level I Radiography Inspection
    • Level I Ultrasonic Inspection
    • Level II Magnetic Particle Inspection
    • Level II Liquid Penetrant Inspection

    Graduates of our Welding Engineering Technician program are eligible to qualify to CSA W178.2 as visual welding inspectors. We also have articulation agreements with Athabasca University and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) which means you can apply some of your college education to a university degree.

    A preparatory course is offered to graduating Welding Engineering Technology students during their final semester to prepare them to write the qualifying examination for certification as an International Welding Technologist.

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

  • I chose Northern College because...

    Song Han

    it is one of the best schools for welding education in Canada. The teachers were really good. They had lots of teaching and practical experience and I learned so much from them. I highly recommend Northern College because after graduation I found a good job. It's such a great experience - not just about education, but also about life. - Song Han, Welding Engineering Technology program

    Being new to Canada...

    Li Han

    our first concern was learning the language. Even though we had the educational background, we really needed to understand the culture. Northern College provided us a great learning environment and a small town experience. It was really great for me and I strongly recommend learning at Northern College. You will never regret it. - Li Han, Welding Engineering Technology program


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