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Welder 2020/ 2021 Schedule

2020/ 2021 Information

*NEW - Some periods of training may be available in a completely on-campus, face-to-face delivery. See below for details.

In the Welder program, the 2020/ 2021 intakes can be completed in 8 weeks.  Apprentices in blended delivery intakes can take up to 12 weeks to complete their first period of technical training and up to 10 weeks to complete second and third periods.  The schedules below show the on-campus requirements for an apprentice who would take the maximum amount of time available to complete.  If you are able to accomplish the material more quickly, you could possibly end your on-campus requirements early as well.  Please connect with your instructor after your program starts to discuss your situation and set up a plan.  
 
For general information, please see our Apprenticeship 2020/ 2021 information page for more details on program delivery and additional links and resources.

To register, log on to your MyTradesecrets account or call 403.342.3100.  In person registration is not available at this time.


Course Information

Welder First Period (101)

Welder Second Period (201)

Welder Third Period (301)

Books and Materials and Program Costs


Welder First Period (101 A)

Blended Delivery

August 31, 2020 – November 20, 2020

  • Online components will mainly be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • Apprentices will be required attend face-to-face sessions on campus.
    • September 14 – 18 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • September 21 – 25 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • November 2 – 6 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • November 9, 10, 12 and  13 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone

Welder First Period (101 B)

Blended Delivery

September 28, 2020 – December 18, 2020

  • Online components will mainly be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • Apprentices will be required attend face-to-face sessions on campus.
    • October 13 – 16 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • October 19 – 23 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • November 30 – December 4 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • December 7 – 11 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone.

Welder First Period (101 C)

Blended Delivery

January 4 2021 - March 26, 2021

  • Online components will be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Apprentices will be required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus.
    • January 18 - 22 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • January 25 - 29 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • March 8 - 12 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • March 15 - 19 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Welder First Period (101 F)

Blended Delivery

March 8, 2021 - May 28, 2021

  • Online components will be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Apprentices will be required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus.
    • March 22 - 26 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • March 29 - April 1 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • May 3 - 7 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • May 10 - 14 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Welder First Period (101 E)

Face-to-Face Delivery

May 3, 2021 - June 25, 2021

  • Theory and practical/ shop components will be synchronous (real-time) and on campus.
  • Apprentices are expected to attend full day classes for the full duration of the schedule.
  • Students will require a tablet or laptop. Chromebooks not supported.
  • Class schedule.
    • May 3 | 11:45AM - 3:00PM - morning is open for you to complete orientation and mandatory COVID-19 training at home or at the RDC library.
    • May 4 - June 25 | Monday - Friday | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
       

Welder Second Period (201 A)

Blended Delivery

August 31, 2020 – November 6, 2020

  • Online components will mainly be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • Online synchronous group activities.  Will run approximately one hour.
    • August 31 – 10:00AM
    • September 2 – 10:00AM
    • September 22 – 10:00AM
    • September 25 – 10:00AM
    • October 6 – 10:00AM
    • October 9 – 10:00AM
    • October 30 – 10:00AM
  • Online synchronous review session
    • November 5 – 10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • One-on-one sessions available : Monday – Thursday – 11:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Apprentices will be required attend face-to-face sessions on campus
    • September 8 – 11 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • September 14 – 18 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • September 28 – October 2 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • October 13 – 16 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • October 19 – 23 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • October 26 – 27 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone

Welder Second Period (201 B)

Blended Delivery

October 13, 2020 – December 18, 2020

  • Online components will mainly be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • Online synchronous group activities.  Will run approximately one hour.
    • October 13 – 10:00AM
    • October 14 – 10:00AM
    • November 3 – 10:00AM
    • November 6 – 10:00AM
    • November 17 – 10:00AM
    • November 20 – 10:00AM
    • December 11 – 10:00AM
  • Online synchronous review session.
    • December 16 – 10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • One-on-one sessions available : Monday – Thursday – 11:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Apprentices will be required attend face-to-face sessions on campus.
    • October 19 – 23 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • October 26 – 30 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • November 9, 10, 12 and 13 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • November 23 – 27 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • November 30 – December 4 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • December 7 – 8 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone.

Welder Second Period (201 C)

Blended Delivery

January 4, 2021 - March 12, 2021

  • Online components will be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Apprentices will be required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus.
    • January 11 - 15 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • January 18 - 22 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • February 1 - 5 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • February 16 - 19 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • February 22 - 26 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • March 1 - 3 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Welder Second Period (201 D)

Blended Delivery

February 1, 2021 - April 9, 2021

  • Online components will be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Apprentices will be required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus.
    • February 8 - 12 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • February 16 - 19 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • March 1 - 5 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • March 15 - 19 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • March 22 - 26 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • March 29 - 31 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Welder Second Period (201 E)

Blended Delivery

April 6, 2021 - June 11, 2021

  • Online components will be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Apprentices will be required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus.
    • April 12 - 16 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • April 19 - 23 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • May 3 - 7 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • May 17 - 21 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • May 25 - 28 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • May 31 - June 2 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM

 


Welder Third Period (301 A)

Blended Delivery

August 31, 2020 – November 6, 2020

  • Online components will mainly be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • Synchronous classes:
    • August 31: Orientation - 9:00AM – 11:00AM
    • September 8: 10:00AM – 11:30AM
    • September 29: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
    • October 28: 1:00PM – 3:00PM
    • November 2, 3 and 4: Review – 10:00AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Additional synchronous sessions booked with apprentices
  • Apprentices will be required attend face-to-face sessions on campus
    • September 10 and 11 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • September 14 – 18 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • September 21 –25 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • October 5 – 9 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • October 13 – 16 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • October 19 – 23 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone

Welder Third Period (301 B)

Blended Delivery

October 13, 2020 – December 18, 2020

  • Online components will mainly be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • Any synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Any synchronous, live lectures or group sessions will be recorded for future viewing and available for the duration of the course.
  • Online synchronous group activities.  Will run approximately one hour.
    • October 13 – 10:00AM
    • October 15 – 10:00AM
    • October 16 – 10:00AM
    • October 19 – 10:00AM
    • October 21 – 10:00AM
    • October 22 – 10:00AM
    • November 12 – 10:00AM
    • November 13 – 10:00AM
    • November 16 – 10:00AM
    • November 18 – 10:00AM
  • Online synchronous review session
    • December 14, 15 and 16 – 9:00AM – 11:00AM and 12:00PM – 2:00PM
  • One-on-one sessions available : Monday – Thursday – 9:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Apprentices will be required attend face-to-face sessions on campus
    • October 26 – 30 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • November 2 – 6 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • November 9 and 10 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • November 23 – 27 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • November 30 – December 4 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • December 7 – 11 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tests will use a Lockdown Browser and Monitor – this will require a webcam and microphone.

Welder Third Period (301 C)

Blended Delivery

January 4, 2021 - March 12, 2021

  • Online components will be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Apprentices will be required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus
    • January 20 - 22 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • January 25 - 29 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • February 1 - 5 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • February 16 - 19 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • February 22 - 26 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • March 1 - 5 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Welder Third Period (301 D)

Blended Delivery

February 22, 2021 - April 30, 2021

  • Online components will be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Apprentices will be required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus
    • March 10 - 12 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • March 15 - 19 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • March 22 - 26 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • April 5 - 9 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • April 12 - 16 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • April 19 - 23 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Welder Third Period (301 F)

Blended Delivery

April 19, 2021 - June 25, 2021

  • Online components will be asynchronous (self-paced).
  • The synchronous (real-time) online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated to Apprentices with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available.
  • Apprentices will be required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus
    • May 5 - 7 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • May 10 - 14 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • May 17 - 21 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • May 31 - June 4 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • June 7 - 11 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
    • June 14 - 18 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Welder Third Period (301 E)

Face-to-Face Delivery

May 3, 2021 - June 25, 2021

  • Theory and practical/ shop components will be synchronous (real-time) and on campus.
  • Apprentices are expected to attend full day classes for the full duration of the schedule.
  • Students will require a tablet or laptop. Chromebooks not supported.
  • Class schedule.
    • May 3 | 12:45PM - 4:00PM - morning is open for you to complete orientation and mandatory COVID-19 training at home or at the RDC library.
    • May 4 - June 25 | Monday - Friday | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
       

Apprenticeship Course Costs

WELD Course Supplies