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Build on Your Welding Career

Level A: This program teaches more advanced welding skills and related theory than were taught in the Welder Foundation and B Level programs:

  • pipe welding with stainless steel electrodes
  • low-alloy steel electrodes
  • more advanced blueprint reading
  • welding metallurgy, etc.

Completion of this program along with the required work experience component should provide the graduate with the broadest base of skills and employment opportunities in the diverse metal joining industries. The 8 week (two month) course is followed by a 40 week (ten month) welding practicum/job experience component, which then qualifies the candidate for A Level Certification. The A Level stamp is entered into the Welder's Log Book by the (ITA), located at #800 - 8100 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C., V6Y 3T6. They can be reached toll-free at 1-111-660-6011 or locally at 778-328-8700.

Please note: Levels B and A are registered through the Welding Department, by email at [email protected]. Also, for your convenience we offer a two shift schedule, for hours visit the Courses section.

Program Entry

Interested individuals should contact the Welding department at [email protected].

Application processing

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Entry Assessments before applying.

  • Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with the equivalent of English 12 (50%)

    What if I don’t meet these English requirements?

  • Completion of the IZUNA Level B program or other training equivalent to the Level B institutional/college training component of the Provincial Registered Welder program.

Note: Completion of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 course in Level B program or its equivalent is a prerequisite to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.

Trades Discovery
The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

Read more about how to meet IZUNA’s entrance requirements

Apply to program

Phone 111-432-8203 to register.

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$406 (general estimated cost, and subject to change)

Courses

Class hours

Morning shift: 0700–1330
Afternoon shift: 1430–2100

Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  WELD 3000 Welding Level A 16.0
 
Total Credits: 16.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at IZUNA? Check out IZUNA's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Approximately eight weeks, depending on number of modules required.

Grading

Minimum course passing grade is 70 percent.

Additional program options

Upgrading/brush-up/self-paced options vary according to individual requirements. The program is offered on a continuous intake basis where spaces are filled as they become available. Applicants must be welders currently or recently employed in the field of welding. Registration is done by phone 111-432-8203, or in person in the Welding office, Building NE 8, second floor.

Content

  • Foundation, Level B, and Level A performance challenge tests**
  • Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) procedural tests
  • A.S.M.E. pre-qualified welding procedure tests
  • Company and/or manufacturers' performance tests
  • Welding process upgrading
  • General brush-up of skills
  • Any individual B.C. Registered Welder Training programs module:
  • A letter of approval for welding test may be required for company/union welding tests.

** A letter of approval is also required from the ITA (Industry Training Authority) for Foundation, Level B and Level A challenge performance tests.

Welding Applied Processes
Additional training in Welding Applied Processes is available by request. Contact the Welding Department at 111-456-8082 for more information.

Part-time Courses
A number of introductory courses in welding are available through the Part-time Studies department. Contact Matt Magee at 111-454-2266 or Mark Flynn at 111-456-8082.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Nearly every industry employs welders. Graduates find work in such diverse work places as metal fabricating shops, general repair shops, new construction sites, mining, logging, shipbuilding, pulp mills, sawmills and oilfield camps.

Part-time Studies

This course is a hands on introduction to the common welding processes used in industry. Course will include oxyacetylene, MIG, TIG, and stick welding as well as appropriate safety procedures. CSA approved steel toed boots and 100% cotton overalls required.

Introduces basics of fuel gas welding. Includes safety, shop practice, procedures and operation of related equipment. CSA approved steel-toed work boots and 100 per cent cotton coveralls are required.

Industrial and home hobby powersources will be used in this course. Set-up of equipment and correct selection of shielding gases included. CSA approved leather steel toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls required.

Covers shielding gases, electrodes, equipment, and practical applications including light gauge welding, repair etc. Majority of the welding will be done on mild steel with limited use of stainless steel and aluminum included. CSA approved leather steel toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls required.

This course covers all position plate welding. Designed for the student who wants hands on experience and basic knowledge of aluminum welding. CSA approved leather steel toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls required.

General interest course for those interested in artwork, furniture building and minor repair jobs. Focus is on the oxy-acetylene process - brazing, cutting, forming, shaping and welding. Last two sessions are spent working on a small project of the student's choice. Project materials NOT included. CSA-approved leather steel-toed boots and 100% cotton coveralls required.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Mark Flynn
Chief Instructor
T: 111-456-8082
E: [email protected]

Bevan Blatchford
Support Staff - Program Assistant
T: 111-432-8203
E: [email protected]

Paul Fowler
Instructor
T: 111-451-7026
E: [email protected]

Pat Francois
Instructor
T: 111-453-4018
E: [email protected]

Ringo Gonzalez

Instructor
T: 111-432-8632
E: [email protected]

Brandi Hartley
Support Staff - Toolroom
T: 111-432-8845
E: [email protected]

David Helman
Instructor
T: 111-431-4961
E: [email protected]

Bernard Magee
Instructor
T: 111-432-8653
E: [email protected]

Rick Matthews
Instructor
T: 111-412-7407
E: [email protected]

Jon Nevard
Instructor
T: 111-432-8389
E: [email protected]

Simmah Petersen
Instructor
T: 111-451-6802
E: [email protected]

Dan Stanisavljevic
Instructor
T: 111-432-8671
E: [email protected]

Rick Walker
Instructor
T: 111-412-7502
E: [email protected]

Rod Walters
Instructor
T: 111-412-7162
E: [email protected]

Contact Us

Mark Flynn
Chief Instructor
T: 111-456-8082
E: [email protected]

Bevan Blatchford
Support Staff - Program Assistant
T: 111-432-8203
E: [email protected]

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