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Welding -High Pressure

About the program

(5 months)

Students in the High Pressure Welding program receive a hands-on and theoretical training in the field of pipe welding. Learn all the skills necessary to start a successful career in this high demand industry. At the state-of-the-art Nova Career Centre Campus, students will develop their welding skills using modern equipment with common arc welding processes such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW/Stick), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG). Students learn to work with a diversity of materials including mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Graduates are prepared with the knowledge to pass the practical welding certification examination conducted by Emploi Quebec, certifying candidates to weld High Pressure pipes in the province. This program is only open to those who already hold a DEP in welding (approximate costs: $85).

Skills you will learn

  • cutting and preparing pipes
  • welding pipes in the 1G, 2G, 5G & 6G positions
  • reading and understanding blueprints

Did you know

  • High-pressure welders must be quick minded in order to read technical plans and carry out all the welds to be done in the correct sequence.
  • According to the 2006 Technology Road Map study, there are over 300,000 Canadians working in the welding industry who contribute over $5 billion to our economy.


What type of job can I expect to find when I’m finished my studies?

Many opportunities are available as an increase in retired welders is creating shortages of qualified workers. Many sectors depend upon highly skilled welding experts. Automobile, aircrafts, bridges and highways, and oil and natural gas pipelines are only a few examples of work areas that require welding expertise.

Will my training be recognized in other provinces?

As with Quebec, pipe welding in other provinces is governed by a provincial authority, each with unique requirements. However, your training will prepare you for the practical exam that you will be required to take in other provinces.

Could I find employment if I am not successful in completing the program?

A pipe welder will be required to acquire a valid provincial welding certification which is distinct from our certification. Candidates who do not graduate from our program will still be eligible to take the welding certification examination.

Program available at the following Centre


Start dates

Fall (late September), Winter (January)