2019-20 Calendar

Welding Level "A"

In light of growing concerns about spreading incidents of COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, Okanagan College has decided to postpone some 2020 Trades Foundation program intakes. Please check here to view up-to-date intake dates.

This program is designed for registered Level "B" welders. Successful completion of Level "A" with ten months of welding experience will lead to certification as a Level "A" welder.

Admission Requirements

  • Level "B" Welding certification.


WELD 300A TH:Shield Metal Arc Weld (P11)
WELD 300B PR:Shield Metal Arc Weld (P11)
WELD 301A TH:Gas Tungsten Arc Weld (P12)
WELD 301B PR:Gas Tungsten Arc Weld (P12)
WELD 302 RK-8 Welding Metallurgy III
WELD 303 RK-9 Blueprint Reading III

Program Schedule: Various intakes throughout the year based on demand.

Location: Kelowna

Textbooks: approximately $40. Students must provide their own steel-toed safety boots, welding gloves, helmets and coveralls.

How to Apply: applicants must contact the Welding Chairperson at (250) 762-5445 ext. 4909.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Jan, Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Oct)




  • Full-Time


2019-20: $1,131.16

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees


Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 04/07/2020