Welding Applied Certificate

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Welding Applied Certificate

Program Overview

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.

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.

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

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).

Trade to Degree

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.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

Fall intake: August 30, 2022 to January 27, 2023


Length: 20 weeks

Locations

  • Regina

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.

 

2021/22 Academic Year

$3,875
(Steel-toed work boots are required.You may be eligible for a student loan.)

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 106, COMM 127A, COMM 127CE, COMM 187, COMM 191, COMM 193, JOBS 190, PROF 100, TCOM 102, TCOM 105, TCOM 120, TCOM 140
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Online - Individual, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
COMP 172
Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel
1
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You will learn the purpose and uses of a word processor and electronic spreadsheet. You will develop the basic skills of creating, editing and formatting documents and spreadsheets.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 120, COAP 172, COAP 381, COMP 120, COMP 172CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Group, Prior Learning
INDG 100
Introduction to Indigenous Studies
1
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You will receive an introduction to the Indigenous cultural groups within Saskatchewan. You will learn about the colonization of Indigenous peoples by the Canadian state. Your studies will help you discuss current issues and explore possible solutions.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MATH 169
Trade Mathematics
2
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You will learn mathematical concepts commonly used in your trade. After reviewing basic arithmetic and basic equations, you will solve various algebra problems as applied to your trade. You will perform Imperial and Metric conversions, and calculate the perimeter, area and volume of many common shapes, as well as use Pythagorean theorem.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MATH 125, MATH 169CE, MATH 187
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
METL 100
Metallurgy and Heat Treatment of Metals
2
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You will study the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of commonly used metals in the welding trade. You will study the processes of steel making. You will apply the techniques involved in heat treating metals. You will examine the classification systems used for metal identification.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online - Individual, Prior Learning
PRNT 114
Drawing Interpretation
2
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You will develop your ability to read and interpret welding and fabricating drawings.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Work Based Delivery
SFTY 103
Welding Safety
2
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Your studies will focus on general safety as it applies to the welding trade. You will learn about firefighting equipment, organize a shop for safe welding operation and safely transport and store welding supplies. You will also learn basic rigging techniques. You will study the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and be introduced to Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): SFTY 114
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 121
Wire Feed Welding Processes Theory
1
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You will be introduced to the wire fed welding processes. You will study the correct adjustment of parameters for safe use of wire fed welding equipment. Maintenance and troubleshooting procedures will be described.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 142
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Theory
1
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You will be introduced to the safe operation and maintenance of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment and accessories. You will examine the proper classification and application of SMAW electrodes.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): WLDR 124
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 143
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Shop 1
4
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You will develop skills in welding steel in flat and horizontal positions. You will perform surface buildup and weld bead placement.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Equivalent Course(s): WLDR 125
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 144
Oxy-Fuel Processes Theory
1
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You will develop the knowledge required to select, set up, operate and maintain oxy-fuel welding (OFW) equipment.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 145
Oxy-Fuel Processes Shop
2
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You will set up and use oxy-fuel equipment to weld, braze and solder.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 146
Oxy-Fuel and Thermal Cutting
3
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You will use freehand and guided methods for cutting mild steel. You will perform straight cuts, bevel cuts and pierce holes in the plate. You will use a guide to do straight cuts, bevel cuts and cut circles from plate. You will perform plasma arc cutting and gouging. Air carbon arc gouging will be performed.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): WELD 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 163
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Shop 2
4
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You will perform welds in flat, vertical, and overhead positions using F3 and F4 electrodes. You will be introduced to open root welding.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): WLDR 143(concurrent)
Equivalent Course(s): WLDR 126
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 164
Wire Feed Welding Processes Shop 1
4
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In this course you will be introduced to solid wire welding procedures such as weld sequencing, metal transfer types, weld positions and advanced waveforms on lite gauge materials. You will perform multiple pass welds using pulsed wave forms.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online, Prior Learning
WLDR 165
Wire Feed Welding Processes Shop 2
4
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You will develop your abilities with solid wire GMAW in the horizontal and overhead positions. You will be introduced to flux cored, metal cored and aluminum wire feed welding processes. You will perform open root welds with solid wire in the flat and vertical positions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): WLDR 148(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical, Online, Prior Learning
WORK 113
Work Experience
0
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You will spend one week in industry to demonstrate trade and essential workplace skills. Industrial placements provide the learner with on-the-job training and access to potential employment.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Work Experience - Group, Work Experience -Individual
Total semester credits: 36

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.

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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.


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).

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