Welding Certificate Enhanced


Posted June 1, 2017: Applications for this program are currently closed. Parkland College will accept applications for the 2018-19 academic year beginning October 1, 2017.

Put a little spark in your career.

The SaskPolytech Welding Certificate Enhanced is designed to teach skills on operating welding equipment and performing basic welding operations. Students will learn skills in cutting processes, gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, shielded metal arc welding, operating fabrication equipment and oxy/acetylene fusion welding. There will also be units on general shop practice and shop safety, quality assurance and using blueprints.

Additional training will include:

  • One week of safety training. Certification may include First Aid/CPR “A” with AED, WHMIS, TDG, Fire Safety and Power Mobile Equipment.

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 & Location

If you are interested in mathematics and engineering, the Welding Certificate program is your answer.

Tuition: Approx. $6,000
Materials & Fees: Approx. $2,205
Length: 35 weeks
Dates: September 18, 2017 – June 8, 2018
Class Times: Monday to Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 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

Graduates are prepared to work in repair shops, with fabrication companies, at mine and mill sites, in manufacturing and processing plants, in oil refineries and more. You may also be self-employed. Example job titles may include:

  • Ironworker
  • Welder

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10 or GED. Special admission is also available.
  • English Language Requirement

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: June 27, 2017