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Pre-Employment Welding

Open for Winter 2019

Open for Fall 2019

Length: 12 Weeks
Credential: Certificate
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Enter a welding apprenticeship with hands-on skills through this program that covers the first year welding theory and practical applications. Grads can challenge the first year apprenticeship exam.

This program is also offered part-time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9:30 pm.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $5,454
Year 1 (International): $11,557

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for winter 2019 open May 2, 2018.
  • Applications for fall 2019 open Oct. 3, 2018.

Full-time day (12 weeks)

TermProgram start
Winter 2019 Jan. 7, 2019
Spring 2019 May 6, 2019
Fall 2019 Sept. 3, 2019 

Program Details

Program Description

Welders use welding technology to join, shape and cut metal parts. They make pressure vessels and pipelines, work joining beams or girders in the construction industry, and manufacture industrial components and consumer goods. Many Welders in Alberta are employed in oil and gas related industries, particularly oil service and pipeline construction. Experienced Welders may advance to positions such as supervisors, welding inspectorsand quality control inspectors or start their own businesses with either a shop or a mobile welder.

Your Career

Work conditions for welders vary from one job to another. Welders may work outdoors on construction sites, or indoors in production and repair shops. Travel may also be required on jobs such as oilfield-related welding. A 40-hour work week is typical, but overtime is occasionally required to meet project deadlines. Being a welder is a rewarding career if you enjoy working with metal, physical work and working with little direction or supervision.

If you choose a career as a welder you'll need the following characteristics:

  • manual dexterity
  • patience
  • good vision (corrective lenses are acceptable)
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • the ability to concentrate on detailed work.

Student Success

The program prepares students to enter into an apprenticeship with hands-on skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students may be eligible to challenge the first-year Welder Apprenticeship exam.

Credentials and Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.

Transfer Options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
  • Rocky Mountain College

To learn more, visit Transfer Options.

Admission Requirements

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 10C, Math 10-3, Pure Math 10, or Applied Math 10,
  • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (level 2) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.

Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Welding - Full-Time and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Program Outline

To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
WELD-250 Off Campus Tours - Welding 1.5
WELD-254 Gas Metal Arc Welding Level 1 Theory 3.0
WELD-255 Gas Metal Arc Welding Level 1 Lab 3.0
WELD-256 Gas Metal Arc Welding Level 2 Theory 3.0
WELD-257 Gas Metal Arc Welding Level 2 Lab 3.0
WELD-259 Oxyacetylene Welding 1.5
Total Credits 15.0

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Tuition FeesSAIT FeesStudent Association FeesEstimated 2018/19 Total
$5,454 - - $5,454

International Tuition and Fees*

Tuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2018/19 Total
$11,557 - - $11,557

SAIT Fees

Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: N/A
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): You may be eligible to purchase the UPass.

Student Association (SAITSA) Fees

Health Plan: N/A
Dental Plan: N/A
Student Association: N/A

Cost and Supplies*

  • Tuition fees include all course materials and access to appropriate technology.
  • The Apprenticeship exam fee is approximately $295 and will be coordinated within the first three weeks of the program.
  • Membership to the SAIT wellness centre — including an ice arena, swimming/diving pool, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts and weight room — is available at a discounted rate.

Find out about Tuition and Financial Aid.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Contact Information

School of Manufacturing and Automation
403.284.8641
ma.info@sait.ca

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