STC – GMAW and FCAW Semi-Automatic Welding

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Program Objectives

Train welders to work with semi-automatic mild steel welding machines. The welding techniques covered in this study program are GMAW and FCAW. At the end of this training, the person will able to work in different industries specializing in welding.



Admission Requirments

A person who meets the following conditions is eligible for this program:

· Have successfully completed Secondary III (mathematics, French and second language),

Or have obtained an attestation of equivalence of level of education (AENS);

Or have passed the General Development test (TDG) without special prerequisites.

· Have interrupted their full time studies for lease 12 months,

Or be 18 years old when entering the training program;

Or have obtained a secondary school diploma (DES) or a vocational studies diploma (DEP) or their equivalent;

· Are in a career reorientation; meet the eligibility standards of Emploi- Quebec’s workforce training measure;

Program Content

CodeStatement of competencyHoursCredits
250-012Situate oneself in relation to the job and training302
250-022 Prevent health, safety and environmental risks in the workplace and environmental protection302
250-032Perform welding-related calculations302
250-042Operate lifting and handling equipment302
250-053Perform thermal cutting of metal parts453
250-066Interpret simple assembly drawings and draw sketches906
250-077Weld steel and stainless steel using the GMAW process in flat and horizontal positions and horizontal positions1057
250-082Establish welding and cutting procedures302
250-196Weld steel using the FCAW process in flat and horizontal positions906
250-105Make simple joints755
250-111Preparing for a Career Path151
250-126Integrating into the Workplace906


A Skills Training Certificate (STC) recognizes the completion of one of the training programs currently offered by school boards in Quebec.

An STC program allows students to acquire the best skills in order to enter a profession in areas as diverse as cooking, general administration, arts, construction, health care, and more.

tuition Free to Quebec Residents*


Next Start Date: September 20, 2021

Duration: 660 hours

Classes are offered full-time on-site. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location :

Western Québec Career Centre 

100 Frank Robinson, Gatineau, QC Canada J9H 4A6.

Phone:  819-684-1770



Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 660 hours
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Students 25
  • Assessments Yes
The Western Quebec Career Centre offers students the chance to learn and experience the welding trade from a state of the art facility and experience certified instructors. Our industry standard equipment and practices prepare students to engage the welding trade with skills and confidence.