Welding Certificate


Put a little spark in your career.

Learn on state-of-the-art equipment and one-of-a-kind projects in our Trades and Technology Centre’s new welding shop. You will receive training in multiple welding processes, operating fabrication equipment, using blueprints, general shop practice, and shop safety. You’ll spend 75 per cent of your time in our welding shop learning from highly qualified instructors. You’ll learn to work on your own and as part of a team. You’ll also develop the quality assurance and shop safety practices employers look for when recruiting apprentices.

Your Saskatchewan Polytechnic Welding certificate may give you credit for Level 1 and Level 2 apprenticeship training as well as 1,200 hours of trade time credit provided that you meet the academic and timeline requirements as specified by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). You’ll only need Level 3 training and enough work hours to write the interprovincial journeyperson exam — your ticket to working as a journeyperson welder anywhere in Canada.

Why Parkland College?

  • Parkland College has developed strong ties to the businesses, industries and community it serves.
  • Many businesses in the area provide practicum opportunities and actively recruit our grads because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.


Tuition & Course Info

Tuition: Approx. $6,500
Books & Materials: Approx. $2,000
Fees: Approx. $1,000
Dates: September 10, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Length: 35 weeks
Class Times: Monday to Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Trades and Technology Centre, Yorkton, SK

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*



COMM 127 Industry Communications
EQPT 103 Fabrication Equipment
MATH 125 Welding Mathematics
METL 100 Metallurgy & Heat Treatment of Metals
PRNT 101 Blueprint Interpretation
PROJ 102 Shop Projects
QC 100 Quality Assurance
SFTY 103 Welding Safety
WELD 103 Oxy-Acetylene Welding
WELD 104 Cutting Processes
WELD 105 Gas Metal Arc Welding
WELD 106 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD 107 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1
WELD 108 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2
WELD 109 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3

Important Notes

Important Notes

  • PPE and hand tools to be supplied by the student include: Welding helmet, spare lens, Oxy-Ace cutting goggles, welding gloves, MIG pliers, 5” grinder with guard, vise grip clamps, dust respirator & filters, welding jacket, welding bib/apron and tool box.
  • Upon successful completion, SaskPolytech credit will be granted for specific course modules provided marks of 60% or better have been achieved. A minimum 70% weighted average for the course is required for credit towards apprenticeship. Students may apply for credit for Level 1 Technical Training and a portion of their Level 1 trade time upon indenturing as an apprentice with the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
  • Students are responsible for transportation and accommodation for the work experience component.
*Program delivery contingent upon Industry demand and support.*

Career Opportunities

Welders are employed by companies that manufacture structural steel and platework, boilers, heavy machinery, ships and other metal products, and by welding contractors and welding shops, or they may be self-employed.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10. Special Admission – ACCUPLACER is available.
  • English Language Requirement
  • Non-refundable application fee: $60.00 (online) OR $90.00 (paper)

Program Information:

Wendy Wilson
Coordinator, Trades Programs and Trades & Technology Centre Campus
Direct: 1.306.786.2590
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766
E-Mail: w.wilson@parklandcollege.sk.ca

Admissions Information:

Christopher Kosteroski
Senior Admissions Officer/International Coordinator
Direct: 1.306.786.2588
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766
E-mail: c.kosteroski@parklandcollege.sk.ca

Last Updated: May 28, 2018