Personalized Learning Programs
Welding Level C

7 month Certificate Program
Start Date: September 2011

This 7 month program at the Powell River campus of Vancouver Island University, is taught in a modular format, with practical and related knowledge modules. Classes are in session 4 days per week.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Welding Level C have found employment in shipyards, fabrication shops, and construction industries.

Related Programs

Nanaimo campus offers Welding Levels A and B as well as other specialty welding-related training programs. Level B welders have found jobs in sawmills or anywhere that requires a welder who is qualified to do pressure procedures. Level A holders are employable in almost any location.

In general, welding is an extremely useful skill, especially for those who like to travel because welders can usually find work anywhere in the world.

Click here for more information about Welding Levels A and B available at Vancouver Island University. Training sessions, from one day to several weeks in length, can be designed to cover every aspect of the trade. Contact the Welding Department at the Nanaimo Campus of VIU at 250-740-6139 for more information.

Apprenticeship Information

The Welding Apprenticeship Program (Welder Level ‘A’) consists of 3 levels or years of on-the-job experience and 4 levels of in-school technical training. Each level of technical training is 6 weeks in length. Apprenticeship technical training at VIU may be scheduled on an individual basis. Contact Mark Gall, Coordinator at 250-740-6139.

For information on apprenticeship training, please visit the Industry Training Authority website at, contact the Industry Training Centre at 1-866-660-6011, or call VIU's Apprenticeship Coordinator at 250-740-6112. Visit VIU's Trades and Applied Technology Apprenticeship page for more information and schedules.

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4351 Ontario Avenue, Powell River, B.C., V8A 1V3 Phone: (604) 414-5395 Fax: (604) 485-4895

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Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

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