Graduate Certificate On Campus


Red River College Polytechnic

12 months
17556 CAD/year
5763 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Welding program at Red River College Polytechnic develops the skills and knowledge you need to safely and effectively perform the oxyacetylene, arc, tungsten inert gas (TIG), and metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes and related operations.


Program Description

In the Welding program at Red River College Polytechnic you will spend the majority of class time on practical shop work, with your remaining time spent on instruction in welding, mathematics, science, industrial communications, and blueprint reading.

Theory tests in each welding component and grading of practical work assignments to government and industry standards.

Upon graduation you will receive a certificate from Red River College.

Students will be tested for Canadian Welding Bureau certification in SMAW and GMAW for an additional fee, and on passing will receive a student ticket from Canadian Welding Bureau.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.

This is a not an apprenticeship program, but may provide credit transfer opportunities towards apprenticeship. The Government of Manitoba, Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade offers apprenticeship training that combines on-the-job practical skills development with levels of technical training.

Program Outline

Oxyacetylene welding and cutting is the first welding component studied. This is followed by the arc welding component. The last eight weeks are divided among metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding components and specialty welding applications. MIG is used in shipbuilding and machinery, and TIG is used in the pipeline and brewery industries and in the demanding area of aircraft maintenance.

You will perform calculations, interpret blueprints and sketches, layout work, cut to layouts, assemble and weld in all positions as required in the completion of work assignments. The identification, application, care, and use of welding equipment, hand and power tools, layout tools, and general shop equipment will be demonstrated continuously. Safety to self and equipment will be stressed.

Regular and prompt attendance, interest, and proper work habits are essential to your success. Theory tests in each welding component and grading of practical work assignments to government and industrial standards will constitute approximately 80 percent of the program grading. A final comprehensive theory examination will account for the remaining 20 percent.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Safety, Hand and Power Tools
  • Oxy Fuel Welding and Cutting
  • Gas Tungsten Metal Arc Welding
  • Fabrication Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students should apply with at least six months prior to the start of their program of choice.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Grade 10 Science
  • Submit proof of meeting an ELRs option

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17556 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17556 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5763 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5763 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Winnipeg

1056 - 1650 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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