Welding Department

Welding student watches closely as two metals are welded together amidst sparks

Spark your skills. Learn a variety of welding processes and use specialized equipment to create a solid bond between metal plate and/or pipe. Welders work on custom fabrication, ship building and repair, pressure vessels, pipelines, structural construction welding, and machinery. 

New Penticton facility

South Okanagan employers are excited about the purpose-built welding facility at Okanagan College's Penticton campus.

Meet a Welding instructor

'When your students start welding better than you, that is a good day' says Curtis Walker, Red Seal Welding instructor.

Meet Curtis

Photo of Curtis Walker, Welding Instructor at Okanagan College

Explore our programs

Welder Foundation

  Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm, Kelowna

Welder Apprenticeship


Welder Modular Training


Additional options

Modular training

Okanagan College also offers modular welding training. Welder B is suited to those who are working in the industry who are not registered as an apprentice with the ITA, and whose hours are typically recorded in a logbook. This is an alternate route to achieving Red Seal Certification as a journeyperson welder. 

Weld Testing and Upgrading

Okanagan College is a recognized welder testing agency for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Branch. Upgrading and testing procedures are for presently or recently employed welders, who wish to improve their techniques and become proficient in special processes, or wish to upgrade their existing qualifications.


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