Fabricator - Welder (Part-time studies)

School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing Certificate

This program is also available on campus. For more information visit the program page.

Program Overview

Metal fabricator-welders are in high demand—in the oil patch, mining, manufacturing and construction. It’s a trade that requires a high level of skill and a comprehensive knowledge of industrial welding and joining processes. The payoff is high wages and good career mobility.

It's a great way to jump into the workforce … in either the welding or steel fabrication trade.

Fabricator–Welder is a one-year, dual certificate program offered at Regina and Saskatoon campuses. You’ll learn from experienced instructors how to interpret drawings and use different welding processes and metal forming machinery. Working in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops, you’ll be trained in:

  • benchwork and trade safety
  • communications, trade math and print reading
  • layout, template development and fitting
  • gas metal arc and gas tungsten arc welding
  • oxy-fuel processes and plasma arc cutting
  • rigging and electric overhead crane operation
  • shielded metal arc welding
  • shop management

You’ll also fabricate several projects, complete your Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) welder qualification tests and participate in a one-week work experience.

Two Apprenticeship Paths

Use your Saskatchewan Polytechnic certificate to get advanced standing as an apprentice in the steel fabricator or welder trades. You’ll need to get a job in the trade and register as an apprentice. Get more information on the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) website.

View Program Information

Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Fundamental Communication Skills (COMM-127CE)