Welding – High Pressure

No, this isn’t learning to weld in a stressful situation. This is hands-on and theoretical training in the field of pipe welding. Learn to work with many metals including mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. You will be ready to pass the practical welding certification examination given by Service Québec, certifying you to weld high pressure pipes throughout the province.

(International students MUST register through the International Students application process.)

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Program Centre Start date Graduate in ... Cost
Welding -High Pressure NOVA Evening Apr 2, 2024 6 months (*Requires PPE personal protective equipment): Safety glasses, welding jacket and steel toe boots. $0.00
Welding -High Pressure NOVA Evening Sep 16, 2024 6 months (*Requires PPE personal protective equipment): Safety glasses, welding jacket and steel toe boots. $0.00

Program content
Admission conditions
Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
802-511 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
802-522 Apply concepts related to standards and to the classification of pipes 30 2
802-532 Interpret drawings of pressure vessels 30 2
802-542 Prepare pipes 30 2
802-558 Weld pipes using the SMAW process in the 2G position 120 8
802-568 Weld pipes using the SMAW process 120 8
802-575 Weld mild steel and stainless steel pipes using the GTAW process 75 5
802-585 Weld pipes using the GTAW and SMAW processes 75 5
802-592 Weld aluminum pipes using the GTAW process 30 2
802-602 Weld pipes using the GMAW and FCAW processes 30 2
802-621 Torch braze pipes 15 1
802-632 Weld and repair pressure vessel components 30 2
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Persons who hold a DVS:
5195 Soudage-montage
OR 1049 Soudage général
OR 5695 Welding and Fitting
OR 1549 General Welding
Have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
Persons practising an occupation related to the program of study.

Functional prerequisites

Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty programs (AVS).

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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.
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