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Diploma in Welding Engineering Technician - Robotics (Co-op Optional) Conestoga College - Cambridge Campus Conestoga College - Cambridge Campus, Canada

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CAD 14163

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CAD 100

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24 months


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Program Overview

This unique 2-year program prepares you to enter the workplace with exceptional welding skills that employers are seeking. There is an identified gap in the workforce for qualified graduates needed to operate and troubleshoot robotic welding systems while having maintenance, welding and robotic programming knowledge. This program is aimed at motivated individuals looking for a challenging and rewarding career in manufacturing automation. You will earn a Welding Engineering Technician - Robotics diploma and will acquire comprehensive welding skills through hands-on practical labs, using the latest equipment. You will create and read blueprints and gain an understanding of metals and their characteristics, complemented by solid welding automation knowledge and welding robot programming. Safe work practices and practical experience in weld inspection methods are also covered. The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term. 

Program Outcomes

  • Perform safe work practices in the welding trade in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations for Industrial Establishments.
  • Interpret and prepare drawings and other technical documents that meet appropriate engineering standards in the manufacturing industry.
  • Perform trade related mathematical calculations including volume, area, estimation, geometry, ratio, measurement, weights, loads, and centring of various lifts to complete projects safely and accurately.
  • Perform practical welding operations using appropriate tools, materials and processes that are specific to automated welding production and meet industry and quality standards and appropriate codes.
  • Complete projects using appropriate materials, arc welding processes, and consumables that meet industry standards and codes.
  • Recommend quality improvements to correct common weld defects and faults found using destructive and non-destructive examination and testing methods.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems related to welding automation processes in order to recommend solutions for repairing and maintaining equipment to industry standards.
  • Use various computer software and programming applications to accurately communicate welding specifications to the automated welding and manufacturing personnel.
  • Select, program and develop specifications for robotic and automated welding and joining systems that meet quality standards and applicable codes.

Applying to the Co-op Stream
All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op
Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Every student who meets academic eligibility requirements may not be admitted to the co-op stream.
To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum 65% in Level 1 and a maximum of one dropped or failed course.
Co-op Information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op webpages.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 35

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2024, Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - Band in any two module - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 20.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent.

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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11000 Per year

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