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.
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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.
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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.