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Production Line Welding

Applied Certificate
Production Line Welding

Program Overview

Production Line Welding is an applied certificate program. It provides the skills needed to perform competently in a high volume, high deposition welding production environment.

This program is delivered off campus through outreach and training for industry.

Upon successfully completing WELD 115 (Gas Metal Arc Welding), you will be eligible to receive credit for WELD 105 (Gas Metal Arc Welding) in the Welding certificate program (offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus).

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates may find employment in a shop, on an assembly line or at a construction site in the areas of manufacturing, transportation, distribution and logistics, or food and natural resources.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies

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Length: 8 weeks

Locations

  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.

Admissions

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.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 70 Arithmetic
  • 65 Reading

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

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Courses

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Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
METL 114
Heat Treatment of Metals
1
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You will become familiar with the physical and chemical properties of commonly used metals in the welding trade. You will study the effect of the heating and cooling cycle involved in welding operations (with particular attention to the heat-affected zone). You will also review the use of heat to correct distortion and to change the physical properties of metals, and the classification system for identifying metal.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 18.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory, Work Based Delivery
PRNT 114
Blueprint Interpretation
2
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You will develop your ability to read and interpret basic welding and fabricating drawings. The course covers the basic elements of a blueprint, weld symbols, joint types, structural shapes, developing a bill of material and using the Imperial and metric systems of measurement.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Work Based Delivery
SFTY 114
Trade Safety
1
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You will learn safe working practices and study regulations related to the trade.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 12.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Work Based Delivery
WELD 114
Cutting Processes
1
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You will acquire skill in using freehand and guided methods for cutting mild steel. The freehand method is used to make straight cuts in 14 gauge and to make straight cuts, bevelled cuts and holes in plate. The guided method is used to do straight cuts, bevelled cuts and cut circles from plate. You will also be introduced to plasma arc and air carbon arc cutting.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 18.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Work Based Delivery
WELD 115
Gas Metal Arc Welding
11
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You will be introduced to the gas metal arc welding process that is most commonly called MIG welding. The course content includes setting and adjusting welding equipment for MIG welding of steel and/or aluminum, and selecting the mode of metal transfer, the size and type of filler wire and the type of shielding gas to be used. You will learn how to make MIG fillet welds in the flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead positions.
Credit Units: 11
Course Hours: 162.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Work Based Delivery

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.


Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 

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.

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