The skills explored in this program can lead to many different career pathways, including:
- welder journeyperson
- specializing in design and layout work
- supervisory positions
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.
|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|
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