Welding Applied Certificate

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.

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

Welding Applied Certificate is a 20-week program offered at Sask Polytech’s Regina campus. Build your knowledge and skills in operating welding equipment and performing basic welding operations. You’ll get hands-on instruction in:

  • general shop practice and shop safety
  • oxy/acetylene fusion welding
  • cutting processes
  • gas metal arc welding
  • shielded metal arc welding
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).
The Bachelor of Applied Management (BAMgt) degree provides journeypersons the unique opportunity to leverage existing education and experience into a bachelor's degree with two years of additional study. Part-time and remote options are available.

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.

Potential careers

Sample job title NOC classification
Welder Welders and related machine operators (7237)
Agricultural equipment assembler Mechanical assemblers & inspectors (94204)
Platework fabricator Structural metal & platework fabricators & fitters (72104)

Admissions

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.

ACCUPLACER©

Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 237 Reading

Post-secondary

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

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 approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

2023-24 academic year

To be determined

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

Courses

Get credit for what you know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

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

See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.

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.


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).

Fabricator - Welder

Additional information

Personal readiness