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Overview

Level B: This program develops more advanced welding skills and related theory than were taught in the Welder Foundation program: pipe welding, gas tungsten arc welding, etc., providing graduates with a broader base of skills and more employment opportunities.

The 16-20 week course length is followed by a job experience component, which then qualifies the candidate for B Level Certification. The B Level stamp is entered into the Welder's Log Book by the Industry Training Authority (ITA), located at #110 2985 Virtual Way (one block east of Broadway and Renfrew) Vancouver, BC. They can be reached at 1-866-660-6011.

Please note: Levels B and A are registered through the Welding Department by phone at 604-432-8203. Also, for your convenience we offer a three shift schedule, for hours visit the Courses section.

Program Entry

Interested individuals should contact the Welding department at 604-432-8203.

Application processing

This is a continual intake program with applications processed throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Pre-entry Tests before applying.

  • Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with the equivalent of English 12 (50%)

    What if I don’t meet these English requirements?

  • Completion of the BCIT Welder Foundation program or other training equivalent to the Level C institutional/college training component of the Provincial Registered Welder program.

Trades Discovery
The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Apply to program

Phone 604-432-8203 to register.

Scheduled intakes

Multiple start dates each year

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for more information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$448 (general estimated cost, and subject to change).

Courses

Class hours

Morning shift: 0700–1330
Mid shift: 1330–2000
Late shift: 1530–2200

Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  WELD 2000 Welding Level B 38.0
Note: Total credits may vary between a range of 24.0 - 38.0 credits.
 
Total Credits: 24.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Up to 16 weeks depending on modules required.

Grading

Minimum course passing grade is 70 percent.

Additional program options

Part programs vary according to individual requirements and upgrade option goals. The program is offered on a continuous intake basis where spaces will be filled as they become available. Applicants must be welders currently or recently employed in the field of welding. Registration is done by phone 604-432-8203, or in person in the Welding office, Building NE 8, second floor.

Content

  • Foundation, Level B, and Level A performance challenge tests**
  • Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) procedural tests
  • A.S.M.E. pre-qualified welding procedure tests
  • Company and/or manufacturers' performance tests
  • Welding process upgrading
  • General brush-up of skills
  • Any individual B.C. Registered Welder Training programs module:
  • A letter of approval for welding test may be required for company/union welding tests.

** A letter of approval is also required from the ITA (Industry Training Authority) for Foundation, Level B and Level A challenge performance tests.

Welding Applied Processes
Additional training in Welding Applied Processes is available by request. Contact the Welding Department at 604-456-8082 for more information.

Part-time Courses
A number of introductory courses in welding are available through the Part-time Studies department. Contact Paula Rossetti at 604-412-7564 or Barry Gildersleve at 604-456-8082.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Nearly every industry employs welders. Graduates find work in such diverse workplaces as metal fabricating shops, general repair shops, new construction sites, mining, logging, shipbuilding, pulp mills, sawmills and oilfield camps.

Graduate employment outcomes

The following link takes you to graduate outcome survey results containing mostly labour market results from the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates.
Note: The survey results will be displayed in a separate browser window. To view these results, you need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Mark Flynn
Chief Instructor
T: 604-456-8082
E: Mark_Flynn@bcit.ca

Bevan Blatchford
Support Staff - Program Assistant
T: 604-432-8203
E: Bevan_Blatchford@bcit.ca

Michael Boyce
Instructor
T: 604-453-4018
E: Michael_Boyce@bcit.ca

Barry Gildersleve
Instructor
T: 604-412-7418
E: Barry_Gildersleve@bcit.ca

Brandi Hartley
Support Staff - Toolroom
T: 604-432-8845
E: Brandi_Hartley@bcit.ca

David Helman
Instructor
T: 604-431-4961
E:David_Helman@bcit.ca

Bernard Magee
Instructor
T: 604-456-8653
E: Bernard_Magee@bcit.ca

Rick Matthews
Instructor
T: 604-412-7407
E: Rick_Matthews@bcit.ca

Kerry Neilson
Instructor
T: 604-432-8208
E: Kerry_Neilson@bcit.ca

Dan Stanisavljevic
Instructor
T: 604-432-8671
E: Dan_Stanisavljevic@bcit.ca

Rick Walker
Instructor
T: 604-412-7502
E: Rick_Walker@bcit.ca

Rod Walters
Instructor
T: 604-412-7162
E: Rod_Walters@bcit.ca

Contact Us

Mark Flynn
Chief Instructor
T: 604-456-8082
E: Mark_Flynn@bcit.ca

Bevan Blatchford
Support Staff - Program Assistant
T: 604-432-8203
E: Bevan_Blatchford@bcit.ca

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