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Welding Applied Certificate

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Welding Applied Certificate

Program Overview

Do you want to prepare yourself for a career in welding?

The 20-week enhanced Welding Applied Certificate program may be offered at any Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus subject to a needs assessment, and is delivered off campus through continuing education.

Apprenticeship Credit

With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates may find employment in refineries, construction, pulp and paper mills, manufacturing or processing plants, mines or repair shops.

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):

January 15, 2018 – June 1, 2018

To apply, attend the information session on:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina
Room 241

For more information, contact:
Amanda Rivney: 306-775-7472 or amanda.rivney@saskpolytech.ca
Gerry Rupchan: 306-775-7486 or gerry.rupchan@saskpolytech.ca



Length: 20 weeks

Locations

  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Steel-toed work boots are required

You may be eligible for Student Loan or Skills Training Benefit.

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
  • 55 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

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$4,300


Steel-toed work boots are required.
You may be eligible for a student loan or skills training benefit.

Courses

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Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COMM 127
Fundamental Communication Skills
2
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You will use fundamental employability skills related to obtaining and keeping a job. You will apply skills to work effectively with others and produce job-related documents. You will identify employability and practical skills to prepare effective job search materials and discuss the effect of attitudes and behaviours on a successful job search.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 127A, COMM 127CE, COMM 187, COMM 191, COMM 193, JOBS 190, TCOM 102, TCOM 105, TCOM 120, TCOM 140
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
MATH 125
Welding Mathematics
2
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You will learn math concepts commonly used in the Welding trade. After reviewing basic mathematics and basic equations, you will solve applied percent and proportion problems. You will perform Imperial and SI conversions, and calculate the perimeter, area and volume of many common shapes, as well as use Pythagorean theorem. Trade applications include using protractors and steel tapes as well as calculating stretchouts and economical layout of various plates.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MATH 106, MATH 130, MATH 170, MATH 187, MATH 299
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
METL 100
Metallurgy and Heat Treatment of Metals
2
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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 given 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: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
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, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
WELD 104
Cutting Processes
4
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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 straight cuts, bevel cuts and pierce holes in the plate. The guided method is used to do straight cuts, bevel cuts, and cut circles from plate. You will also be introduced to plasma arc cutting.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
WLDR 121
Gas Metal Arc Welding 1
1
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You will be introduced to the gas metal arc welding process. The course content includes setting and adjusting the welding equipment for welding steel and aluminum. You will also receive an introduction to flux core welding.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 20.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning
WLDR 122
Gas Metal Arc Welding 2
6
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Building on the theory learned in WLDR 121 (Gas Metal Arc Welding 1), you will develop practical skills for welding steel and aluminum, and flux core welding.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 90.0
Prerequisites(s): WLDR 121(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Prior Learning
WLDR 123
Oxy-Welding
5
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You will learn how to safely operate and maintain oxyacetylene equipment used for welding. The course includes the types of flames and their chemistry, the selection of filler metal and a comparison of fusion welding to braze welding.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 68.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
WLDR 124
Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1
3
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You will be introduced to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. The course content includes setting and adjusting the welding equipment for welding steel and electrode selection.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 40.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
WLDR 125
Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2
5
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You will continue developing practical skills in using the SMAW process (including vertical fillets).
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 80.0
Prerequisites(s): WLDR 124(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
WLDR 126
Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3
3
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Building on the knowledge gained in WLDR 124 (Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1) and WLDR 125 (Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2), you will continue to develop practical skills for welding in the flat, vertical and horizontal positions.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 50.0
Prerequisites(s): WLDR 125(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
WORK 113
Work Experience
0
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You will participate in a work placement to further your understanding of workplace employer needs. You will become familiar with the industry and gain practical experience in the welding field.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Work Experience - Group, Work Experience -Individual

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. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.


Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:

  • credit is transferrable to other Saskatchewan Polytechnic industrial/trades programs from the following courses: COMM 127 (Industrial Communications) and MATH 125 (Industrial Mathematics)
  • credit is transferrable to Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Welding certificate program from the following courses: COMM 127 (Industrial Communications), MATH 125 (Industrial Mathematics), WELD 104 (Cutting Processes), METL 100 (Metallurgy and Metal Heat Treatments) and PRNT 114 (Blueprint Interpretation).

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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Part-Time Delivery

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

View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

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