Welding (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

If you’re interested in a hands-on trade, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Welding program. We’ll get you started on a career that offers a lot of options, great mobility and excellent pay.

Welders are in high demand—in oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and construction. You need to be good with your hands and enjoy working with tools. You also need to be a problem-solver and a team player who’s able to follow instructions.

Welding is a one-year certificate program offered at all four Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Build knowledge and skills in operating welding equipment and performing basic welding operations. You’ll get hands-on instruction in:

  • cutting processes
  • gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, shielded metal arc welding
  • general shop practice and shop safety
  • operating fabrication equipment
  • oxy/acetylene fusion welding
  • quality assurance
  • using blueprints

Our Shop is Your Classroom

You’ll spend 75% of your time in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped shops learning from highly qualified instructors. You’ll learn to work on your own and as part of a team. You’ll also develop the quality assurance and shop safety practices employers look for when recruiting apprentices.

Shorten Your Apprenticeship Journey

Your Saskatchewan Polytechnic Welding certificate gives you credit for Level 1 and Level 2 apprenticeship training. You’ll only need Level 3 training and enough work hours to write the interprovincial journeyperson exam, your ticket to working as a journeyperson welder anywhere in Canada. Learn more at Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

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