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Welding Applied Certificate

Post-Secondary Education - Trades & Technology

Sask Polytech Applied Certificate

Are you interested in a career that requires hands-on and problem-solving skills? Consider becoming a welder!

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to weld. You’ll get hands-on instruction in general shop practice and shop safety, plus learn about oxy/acetylene fusion welding, cutting processes, gas metal arc welding (MIG), and shielded metal arch (stick) welding. You’ll also develop additional skills in the work experience component.

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for an entry-level job in a variety of industries.

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices.

This program is approximately 20 weeks long.

You’ll need Grade 10 & English Language Requirement.

Funding may be available.

The following courses are offered:

COMM 127 - Fundamental Communications Skills

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

MATH 125 - Welding Mathematics

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 the 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

METL 100 - Metallurgy and Heat Treatment of Metals

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 metals.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 24.0

PRNT 114 - Blueprint Interpretation

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

SFTY 114 - Trade Safety

You will learn safe working practices and study regulations related to the trade.

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 12.0

WELD 104 - Cutting Processes

You will acquire skills 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

WLDR 121 - Gas Metal Arc Welding 1

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

WLDR 122 - Gas Metal Arc Welding 2

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)

WLDR 123 - Oxy-Welding

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

WLDR 124 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1

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

WLDR 125 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2

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)

WLDR 126 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3

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)

WORK 113 - Work Experience

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

Application Fee:$ 50.00
Total: $ 50.00

Program Details

Start Date:August 02, 2022
Dates & Times:

August 2, 2022 - March 26, 2023


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306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623