The Welding pre-employment certificate program provides knowledge and skill development in operating welding equipment and performing basic welding operations using current welding practices. You will receive training in: oxy-acetylene fusion welding, ARC, MIG and TIG welding processes, operating fabrication equipment, using blueprints, general shop practice, shop safety.
**The following equipment must be purchased by students through a vendor of their choosing:
- steel-toed boots
- welding helmet (optional)
- leather welding gloves
- safety glasses
Meadow Lake Campus
Oct 2nd, 2023 - Jun 14th, 2024 Full-time
Tuition: $6314.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $850.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00
* Grade 10 or GED 12
* English Language Requirement
Fundamental Communication Skills
You will use fundamental employability skills related to obtaining and keeping a job. You will apply skills to work effectively with others and produce job-related documents. You will identify employability and practical skills to prepare effective job search materials and discuss the effect of attitudes and behaviours on a successful job search.
Introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel
You will learn the purpose and uses of a word processor and electronic spreadsheet. You will develop the basic skills of creating, editing and formatting documents and spreadsheets.
You will safely use and maintain portable hand tools and stationary power equipment.
Introduction to Indigenous Studies
You will receive an introduction to the Indigenous cultural groups within Saskatchewan. You will learn about the colonization of Indigenous peoples by the Canadian state. Your studies will help you discuss current issues and explore possible solutions.
You will learn mathematical concepts commonly used in your trade. After reviewing basic arithmetic and basic equations, you will solve various algebra problems as applied to your trade. You will perform Imperial and Metric conversions, and calculate the perimeter, area and volume of many common shapes, as well as use Pythagorean theorem.
Metallurgy and Heat Treatment of Metals
You will study the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of commonly used metals in the welding trade. You will study the processes of steel making. You will apply the techniques involved in heat treating metals. You will examine the classification systems used for metal identification.
You will apply the skills learned in drawing interpretation to sketch oblique, isometric, and orthographic drawings of three-dimensional objects.
Drawing Interpretation and Welding Symbols
In this course you will be introduced to various technical drawings that are used in the construction and manufacturing industries. You will study the proper terminology and components of drawings. In this course students will be introduced to common structural, piping, vessel drawings and terminology. You will be introduced to weld joint design and welding symbol.
Introduction to Computer Aided Design
In this course you will be introduced to computer aided drawing methods used in the fabrication and welding industries. You will use computer assisted drawing software to draw parts and develop both two-and three-dimensional parts and assemblies.
You will complete a welding project using the appropriate sequences of a job plan to fabricate, assemble and complete your project.
You will study the principles, components and benefits of a quality assurance program.
Your studies will focus on general safety as it applies to the welding trade. You will learn about firefighting equipment, organize a shop for safe welding operation and safely transport and store welding supplies. You will also learn basic rigging techniques. You will study the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and be introduced to Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
Oxy-Fuel Processes Theory
You will develop the knowledge required to select, set up, operate and maintain oxy-fuel welding (OFW) equipment.
Oxy-Fuel Processes Shop
You will set up and use oxy-fuel equipment to weld, braze and solder.
Canadian Welding Bureau W47.1 Welder Qualification
You will complete the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) welder qualification W47.1 assessments using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) processes for the flat groove-fillet (1GF) assessment.
Oxy Fuel and Thermal Cutting Theory
You will develop the knowledge required to select, set up, operate, and maintain oxyfuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and air carbon arc cutting equipment.
Oxy Fuel and Thermal Cutting Shop
You will use freehand and guided methods for cutting mild steel. You will perform straight cuts, bevel cuts and pierce holes in the plate. You will use a guide to do straight cuts, bevel cuts and cut circles from plate. You will perform plasma arc cutting and gouging, as well as air carbon arc gouging.
Wire Feed Processes Theory
You will develop the knowledge required to safely select, setup and maintain power supply components, electrodes, flux, and shielding gases.
Wire Feed Processes Shop 1
You will setup and use wire feed equipment to weld mild steel with hard wire, flux cored, and metal cored wire. You will weld aluminum fillet welds.
Wire Feed Processes Shop 2
You will weld flat and vertical up on 3/8 mild steel V-groove butt joints, and weld around structural shapes using solid and flux cored wire in the flat position.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Theory
You will be introduced to the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process and study the types of power sources, electrical characteristics of welding circuits, and mild steel and low alloy electrodes.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Shop 1
You will develop your welding skills in the flat position and the horizontal positions.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Shop 2
You will perform horizontal multi-pass and vertical downhill welds using various electrodes.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Shop 3
You will perform vertical welds with the uphill progression using E7018 electrodes. You will assemble and weld a weldment for carbon arc cutting – air (CAC-A) exercise.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Shop 4
You will be introduced to open root welding. You will practice the preparation, assembly, and welding of open root v-groove weldments in the flat position.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Shop 5
You will perform the preparation, assembly, and welding of open root v-groove weldments in the horizontal position.
Shielded Metal Arc Welding Shop 6
You will perform the preparation, assembly, and welding of open root v-groove weldments in the vertical position. You will study the ergonomic considerations to perform welding in the overhead position.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
You will set-up and adjust Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) equipment required for welding mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. You will examine the types of electrodes, shielding gases and electrical current types used in the GTAW process. You will weld mil steel, stainless steel and aluminum.