Pre-Employment Welding

Closed for Fall 2020

Length: 8 months Credential: Certificate Delivery: Blended

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This program will be delivered in a blended format for the Fall 2020 term. The majority of courses will take place online, with certain labs and hands-on learning scheduled on campus.

Overview

Jump-start your welding apprenticeship with hands-on skills covering first-year welding theory and practical applications.

This program covers all course materials received by a first-year welding apprentices, plus additional hands-on skills and safety training. Students in this program will be provided with the opportunity to learn about welding technology to join, shape and cut metal parts. They will also learn about pressure vessels, pipelines, joining beams and the manufacturing of other industrial components. The program will prepare the student to enter the workforce and become an apprentice.

Credential

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive a SAIT Pre-Employment Welding certificate and may challenge the written and practical exams for first-year apprenticeship.

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Career opportunities

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different career pathways, including:

  • welder journeyperson 
  • specializing in design and layout work 
  • estimator 
  • supervisory positions 

Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 50%:

  • Math 10C or Math 10-3
  • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2

Admission requirements

Program length

  • Pre-Employment Weldings is offered over two semesters (September to June)
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept.18, 2020

How to apply

Get to know SAIT's dual-credit programs

Dual-credit is a unique opportunity for Grade 11 and 12 students to explore post-secondary options and career pathways, while earning course credits, workplace certification or a SAIT credential alongside their high school diploma.

Admission Requirements

Co-requisite requirements

In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 50%:

  • Math 10C or Math 10-3
  • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines. 

How to Apply 

Students interested in dual-credit studies should contact their career practitioner, high school counselor or off-campus coordinator.

The selection of high school students for dual-credit programs is determined by each school board. School boards will take into account different criteria, such as attendance, ability to commit to the program, and if the student is on-track to complete the required co-requisite classes.

Prior to the opening of applications for our dual-credit programs, a family information session will be held for eligible schools. At this information session, prospective students and their families have the opportunity to learn more  and ask questions about the dual-credit program in which they are interested.

School boards will provide prospective high school students with deadlines for program application and registration. Once selected by the school board, students will need to register for the dual-credit program with SAIT.

Students who have successfully been selected to participate in dual-credit studies will receive detailed information about the registration process.

Courses

Course Code Course Name
WELD-254 Gas Metal Arc Welding Level 1 Theory
WELD-255 Gas Metal Arc Welding Level 1 Lab
WELD-256 Gas Metal Arc Welding Level 2 Theory
WELD-257 Gas Metal Arc Welding Level 2 Lab
WELD-259 Oxyacetylene Welding

Credits

Students who complete the dual-credit Pre-Employment Welding program are eligible to earn:

  • up to 15 high school credits
  • a SAIT Pre-Employment Welding certificate
  • the potential to write the Alberta Industry and Training (AIT) exams for first-year carpenter apprenticeship

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

Dual Credit
403.284.8906
dual.credit@sait.ca

For more information visit Alberta Dual-Credit

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