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This Welding program provides knowledge and skill development in operating welding equipment and performing basic welding operations using current welding practices.
- Full-time/Part-time – Full-time
- Length – 8 months
- Location – Swift Current or Rosetown
- Dates – September – May*
- Approximate Tuition – $5,000
- Credential – Certificate
- Credit Granting Institute – Saskatchewan Polytechnic
*The Rosetown start dates have recently changed from October to September. As a result, some current marketing and information materials may still reflect the October start date.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Get paid to play with fire. Learn on state-of-the-art equipment and one-of-a-kind projects in our Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certified shops, and have the opportunity to take CWB test before you graduate. You will receive training in multiple welding processes, operating fabrication equipment, using blueprints, general shop practice and shop safety.
Your Saskatchewan Polytechnic Welding certificate gives you credit for Level 1 and Level 2 apprenticeship training. You’ll only need Level 3 training and enough work hours to write the interprovincial journeyperson exam—your ticket to working as a journeyperson welder anywhere in Canada.
- Grade 10
- English language requirement
Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.
Welders are employed by companies that manufacture structural steel and platework, boilers, heavy machinery, aircraft and ships and other metal products, and by welding contractors and welding shops, or they may be self-employed.
The average annual salary for a welder in Saskatchewan ranged from $49,816 for non-journeymen to $67,974 for journeymen, based on a 40-hour work week, according to the provincial government’s 2013 Saskatchewan Wage Survey, while journeyman contractors and supervisors averaged $75,760.
Apply before April 30, you may be eligible for a $500 – 5,000 Entrance Scholarship. Apply before June 30, if you are in Grade 11 and have a 70% average, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Early Entrance Award.
FIND OUT MORE
To find out more about the Welding program, book an appointment with a student adviser today.
Toll-free: (866) 296-2472
Rosetown: (306) 882-4236
Swift Current: (306) 773-1531
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