This dual-certificate program covers introductory skills in carpentry, production line welding, skills and safety training, and a host of other construction skills from electrical and plumbing to energy efficient construction; all of which will be brought together with a unique tiny home capstone project.
September to April.
- Grade 10
- English language requirement
Please note that if you do not meet these entrance requirements, special admissions options may be available.
The Carpentry and Production Line Welding program is a 31-week program that runs from September to April. The following components of the program will be delivered:
Skill and Safety Training and Certification (3 days):
• First Aid/CPR/AED
• Fall Protection
Applied Certificate in Production Line Welding (8 weeks):
• METL 114 - Heat Treatment of Metals
• PRNT 114 - Blueprint Interpretation
• SFTY 114 - Trade Safety
• WELD 114 - Cutting Processes
• WELD 115 - Gas Metal Arc Welding
Applied Certificate in Carpentry (22 weeks):
• BPRT 127 - Construction Documents
• CNST 126 - Site Layout
• JOBS 125 - Essential Job Skills
• CONC 122 - Concrete
• EQPT 126 - Tools
• PROJ 122 - Projects
• FNDT 120 - Foundations
• FRMG 126 - Floor Framing
• MATE 126 - Building Materials
• MATH 140 - Trade Math
• SCAF 120 - Scaffolds and Rigging
• SFTY 129 - Safety Awareness
• FRMG 221 - Wall Systems
• FRMG 250 - Roof Trusses
• WORK 125 - Work Placement: construction of tiny home
•Working in teams of 4-6 students, the capstone project will consist of building an energy efficient tiny home to Saskatchewan code.
What You Will Learn
In this 8-month dual certificate program, you will be exposed to introductory competencies in a number of construction disciplines, including carpentry, production line welding, skill and safety training, electrical, finish carpentry, painting, plumbing, roofing, and solar panel technology. You will bring these trades together in a unique fashion by building a tiny home. In addition to introductory skill development, you will also gain leadership and management skills, including exposure to leaders within the Saskatchewan construction industry; knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy developments; and skills relating to entrepreneurship, team work, project management, and community involvement.
You will receive several certifications for the completion of this program, including an Applied Certificate in Production Line Welding and an Applied Certificate in Carpentry, both from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and First Aid/CPR/AED and Fall Protection certifications.
Your Saskatchewan Polytechnic Carpentry certificate may give you credit for Level 1 technical training and 600 hours of trade time toward a carpenter apprenticeship, along with 240 hours of trade time credit towards a welder apprenticeship provided that you meet the academic and timeline requirements set by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. You will also have the opportunity to take the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) test before you graduate (at an additional cost).
As a graduate of this program, you will have the skillset to begin a career in the construction industry including, but not limited to, tiny home development, residential, industrial and recreational construction and/or renovations, and maintenance positions in a variety of organizations, such as school boards, health districts and mining operations. You may also continue working towards running your own business or pursuing additional training in the construction trades.
The construction industry is one of the principal drivers of economic growth and employment in the province. In 2016, the average annual salary for full-time carpenters was $50,700 and the average salary for construction trades helpers and labourers was $45,500, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company, apprenticeship training, experience and hours worked.
Apply before April 30, you may be considered for two Entrance Scholarships up to a total of $5,500.