Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Welding

Designed for: students in grades 11 and 12

Delivery: In-Person

Length: 8 months

Intake: Fall 2024 and Fall 2025


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.

Is this the right fit for me?

  • enjoy working with their hands and who have good manual dexterity
  • have the ability to concentrate on detailed work and who are patient

Pathways to post-secondary

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different post-secondary pathways, including:

Admission requirements

Students should be entering grade 11 or 12 in the same academic year as they begin Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Welding

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.

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Course codes and course names
Course Code Course Name SAIT Credits High School Credits*
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

*Up to a total of 15 high school credits.

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