Course Description

As a beginner to the art of welding, you will learn theory, technique and shop practice for arc and MIG welding. You’ll also get hands-on experience as you work on projects from start to finish.

What You Will Learn

  • welding safety and equipment
  • proper arc welding techniques
  • proper MIG welding techniques
  • proper cutting torch techniques


What to wear: We remind you that sparks and fire are a hazard of welding and may damage clothing. Please ensure that clothing is flame retardant and appropriate for this working environment. Ideal clothing would be denim pants and a long sleeved shirt. Leather CSA approved safety footwear is mandatory in the Dalhousie laboratory for welding. Inappropriate footwear will not be permitted. Eye protection and lab coats will be provided. 


A written test and a practical test will be administered at the end of the course. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of completion.


"Enjoyed the course, it gave me the confidence to work at home!"
"Very useful. Covers the main topics well. Good balance of in class vs practical."
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