Welding Inspection & Quality Control

Welding Inspection & Quality Control

Advance your welding knowledge and skills in order to perform quality control, quality assurance and welding inspection/fabrication-related tasks.

Start Date:
2 Years
Full-time (In-class)
+Locations & Availability
September 2018 Pictou Campus • Stellarton • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

This program provides skills and knowledge in the field of Welding Inspection, Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA). This program has been developed in co-operation with Industry in order to meet the increasing demands for professionals to carry out a number of QA/QC Inspection-related tasks, including testing products at specific stages to ensure acceptable qualities such as dimensional, performance, mechanical, electrical and chemical characteristics. You also learn how to record test data such as procedure qualification records, pressure testing, visuals, non-destructive and destructive examination testing, RT film review, equipment calibration, welding procedure specifications, welder and welding operator qualifications and basic coating inspection.

Welding Inspection and Quality Control professionals are proficient in interpreting engineering drawings, diagrams and formulas. This profession requires good oral and written communication and strong computer and math skills.

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Student Highlights

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    Highlight"Amazing program, teachers are great, school and community are warm and inviting."
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Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants who have completed the Welding diploma or equivalent may apply for Advanced Standing. Red Seal (Welder) endorsement also qualifies for Advanced Standing.

Choose NSCC

  • Program graduates can apply to obtain Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Welding Inspector Level 1 Certification.
  • This program has been developed with input from industry partners and certification agencies.
  • You learn from experienced faculty who are technically competent in all aspects of quality assurance, quality control and welding inspection, including welding technology, non-destructive and destructive testing, auditing and welding process applications.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates may find employment as a Certified QA/QC Welding Inspector, Welding Supervisor, Welding Foreman, Instructor, Non-Destructive Technician, Industrial Salesperson, Lab Technician, Shipping and Receiving Coordinator and Project Planner, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) in a field related to your program between your first and second year.
  • Important Abilities and Skills – A background in welding is considered an asset.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
CADD 1000   AutoCAD Level I
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
MATH 1017   Math Fundamentals I
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
WIQC 1000   Occupational Safety Fundamentals
WIQC 1001   Engineering Drawings I
WIQC 1002   Oxy-Fuel and Plasma Cutting
WIQC 1003   Welding Processes and Procedures I (SMAW)
WIQC 1006   Computer Fundamentals
WIQC 1007   Quality Systems and Standards I
WIQC 1101   Metallurgy I
WIQC 1102   Metrology and Calibration
WIQC 1103   Welding Processes and Procedures II (GMAW/FCAW)
WIQC 1104   Math Fundamentals II
WIQC 1106   Work-Term I
WIQC 2000   Welding Processes and Procedures III (GTAW/SAW)
WIQC 2001   Engineering Drawings II
WIQC 2002   Technical Communications
WIQC 2003   Welding Inspection and Testing I (Visual)
WIQC 2005   Welding Inspection and Testing II (Visual)
WIQC 2006   Welding Processes and Procedures IV
WIQC 2007   Engineering Drawings III
WIQC 2100   Quality Systems and Standards II
WIQC 2101   Metallurgy II
WIQC 2102   Applied Mathematics
WIQC 2105   Work-Term II
WIQC 2107   Non-Destructive Testing (LPI, MPI, RT, UT)
WIQC 2108   Coating Inspection and Testing

Additional Graduation Requirements

Introduction to Confined Space
Introduction to Fall Arrest / Fall Protection
Introduction to Hazard Identification
Introduction to Lock Out / Tag Out
Introduction to Respiratory Protection
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Next Steps

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