Applied Certificate

Program Overview

As a student in the program, you will receive basic knowledge and develop skills to interpret drawings, place and test concrete, lift and shift loads of differing shapes and sizes, and erect and dismantle building components.

The Ironworker Applied Certificate program may be offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Moose Jaw Campus subject to a needs assessment, and may be delivered off-campus through continuing education and the regional college system.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Ironworkers field fabricate, weld, cut, erect and dismantle structural and ornamental metal work. They also erect and place pre-cast concrete, and rig and place machinery and equipment.

Graduates may find employment with heavy construction firms, metal fabricating businesses and commercial construction builders.

Ironworkers usually work full-time, often outdoors in all kinds of weather, and at great heights. The working environment tends to be fast-paced, and ironworkers are sometimes required to travel from one project to another.

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies

For more information, contact Steve Guillaume (Moose Jaw) at or 306-691-8462.

Length: 14 weeks


  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.


Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.


Not applicable at this time

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

For tuition information, contact Steve Guillaume (Palliser campus) at or 306-691-8462.


PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

More about scholarships

Additional Information

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Part-Time Delivery

Some courses in this program might also be offered through part-time programming.

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