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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9 weeks


  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.


Admission Requirements

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative 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 Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 243 Reading


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

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, email or call 306-659-4418.


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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

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Transfer Credit

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

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