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Pre-employment Welder

Northern Lakes College

Northern Lakes College

www.northernlakescollege.ca

Northern Lakes College is a community college serving over 1,500 students in northern rural communities. Administration campuses include Grouard and Slave Lake. With learning centres in over 17 communities, Northern Lakes College serves students in an area that covers a quarter of Alberta, but has less than four per cent of the population. Students may take academic upgrading, certificate and diploma programs, university transfer courses and workforce development courses. Many programs focus on health, the oil and gas industry and apprenticeship trades. Northern Lakes strives to break down the barriers of location and educational experience by offering diverse programs. To reach students throughout the region, Northern Lakes uses distance learning methods, such as online technologies and videoconferencing. Partnerships with local First Nations and Métis settlements, businesses and industries allow Northern Lakes to offer new programs to meet community and industry needs. The Grouard campus has a student residence, student family housing, cafeteria and gymnasium. The Slave Lake campus has a cafeteria, leisure and aquatic centre, gymnasium and a new student residence.

Community Learning Centres

Athabasca, Atikameg, Cadotte Lake, Chateh, Driftpile, Fort Vermilion, Gift Lake, Grouard, High Level, High Prairie, Peace River, Peavine, Peerless Lake, Slave Lake, Smoky River, Stony Point, Valleyview

 

Contact

Office of the Registrar
Grouard Campus-Bag 3000
Grouard, Alberta, T0G1C0, Canada

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  • Program Type Pre-Employment
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

High School for dual credit students and individual applications - recent high school graduates.

Pre-employment students must meet the Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) standard admissions requirements including English 10-2 and Math 10-3. However, pre-employment students are NOT required to be registered with AIT. Upon successful completion of all core courses, pre-employment students are then eligible to write the 1st period welding apprenticeship exam.

All other individuals who want to become an apprentice must meet the following academic requirements:

Route 1: Applicants must have completed Grade 10;

Route 2: Applicants must have received a passing mark on the Apprenticeship Level 2 entrance exam.

Applicants must also be hired as an Apprentice with an employer and have their apprenticeship number proving they are registered with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.


Application Deadline

Applicants qualified by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training may apply no later than one business day before the course begins.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $1,992.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $553.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $319.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 31, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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