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    niagra college welding technician course

    has anyone done this course or looked into it ? ive been researching it and it seems good, any opinions and experience anyone wants to share would be appreciated

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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    I havent taken the course but my best friend took it. I did my school at a "pipe" school in the same area. AFAIK the Niagara College welding program is good and is split between theory and practical (although ive been told its more theory than practical, which is what i missed out on in school). Are there any more specific questions you were looking to have answered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinhowe View Post
    I havent taken the course but my best friend took it. I did my school at a "pipe" school in the same area. AFAIK the Niagara College welding program is good and is split between theory and practical (although ive been told its more theory than practical, which is what i missed out on in school). Are there any more specific questions you were looking to have answered?

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    what was the practical/theoretical ratio in reality? trust an ex student over anything else

    just generally wondering about the real quality of the course, how are the teachers, etc

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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    Google is your friend.

    http://www.niagaracollege.ca/kpi/200...indicators.pdf

    Looks like they claim an 85% employment rate, but it doesn't say emp[loyed in field of study. Half of the claimed employed could be working at Tim Hortons.

    Get a list of 08 and 09 grads from the program and contact them. If the school is legit they will give you the information. If the school won't give the info out they are generally crookid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fart View Post
    Google is your friend.

    http://www.niagaracollege.ca/kpi/200...indicators.pdf

    Looks like they claim an 85% employment rate, but it doesn't say emp[loyed in field of study. Half of the claimed employed could be working at Tim Hortons.

    Get a list of 08 and 09 grads from the program and contact them. If the school is legit they will give you the information. If the school won't give the info out they are generally crookid!
    thats for welding techniques though (88% btw) , im taking welding engineering technician, different course's so probably different stats, technician course teaches much more and gives more certs too, so i assume it has i higher employment rate, dunno, just wondering if anyone in this forum went there and what their vibe was

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    GOTO niagara college, I got screwed with the school I "Picked" god damn second career people.

    Niagara is by far better then any other school around, The school I went was garbage.
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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    does anyone know if a welding engineering technician degree is transferable internationally (excluding canadian certs) thanks for any info

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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    Have you go to the college now? I am interested in that welding course but don't know the teaching quality and the real recruitment rate after graduation. Any information would be appreciate

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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    Programs can go up or down with staff changes, so visit and speak to actual, _CURRENT_ STUDENTS without the INSTRUCTOR watching so you can find out the real deal.


    Welding is EXPENSIVE to teach and class time is trivially cheap compared to using metal and consumables in the lab. Find ways to get max lab time including volunteering for extra cleanup and anything else you can to show eagerness to do well.

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    Keep in mind that Niagara College is a very expensive school for most everything. Local guys eh hi guys.
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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    Quote Originally Posted by Martini View Post
    I havent taken the course but my best friend took it. I did my school at a "pipe" school in the same area. AFAIK the Niagara College welding program is good and is split between theory and practical (although ive been told its more theory than practical, which is what i missed out on in school). Are there any more specific questions you were looking to have answered?
    I read a lot of information about Pennsylvania University on a resource https://studymoose.com/university/un...f-pennsylvania with free samples. There's a lot of interesting information about exams, the admission campaign, and the particulars of studying.

    Marty
    In fact, there is a lot of information about this on the Internet, but I advise you to find a student or alumnus of the institution you are interested in on the university forum, so that he can talk about it in detail.

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    At my age was thinking about taking some of the courses at the local technology center. I just have wait a bit first
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    At my age was thinking about taking some of the courses at the local technology center. I just have wait a bit first
    You figure it will make you richer and more handsome?

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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    In California in 1990's they reinstated at city college welding courses. I think cost was only $20.00.
    They stop courses around 1972 and just rod burner classes in 1950's to 1970's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotaVegetarian View Post
    At my age was thinking about taking some of the courses at the local technology center. I just have wait a bit first

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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    Another ten year old thread is resurrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    You figure it will make you richer and more handsome?

    Yessir anything but looking in the mirror is an improvement! Well actually I’m on meds so the guy in the mirror is a lot younger than me..
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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    I think that niagra college welding technician course is a great program. I am also in the welding field for two years now and I think this program will help me get into the job that I want to do. It will give me the skills that I need to get started with my career and build on it later on. You should also boost your resume by visiting https://www.careersbooster.com/ source as it is the key impression to get a job. If you want to learn more about the school, contact them and ask for more information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markinson55 View Post
    I think that niagra college welding technician course is a great program. I am also in the welding field for two years now and I think this program will help me get into the job that I want to do. It will give me the skills that I need to get started with my career and build on it later on. You should also boost your resume by visiting https://www.careersbooster.com/ source as it is the key impression to get a job. If you want to learn more about the school, contact them and ask for more information.

    and talk to the students!!!
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    Re: niagra college welding technician course

    All colleges claim an 85% employment rate and never say how many is working for retail.

    I think I look at how many gets a certification and type of certification.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fart View Post
    Google is your friend.

    http://www.niagaracollege.ca/kpi/200...indicators.pdf

    Looks like they claim an 85% employment rate, but it doesn't say emp[loyed in field of study. Half of the claimed employed could be working at Tim Hortons.

    Get a list of 08 and 09 grads from the program and contact them. If the school is legit they will give you the information. If the school won't give the info out they are generally crookid!

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