Dec 09, 2018  
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog

Pre-Employment Welding


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Program Description


Welders use welding technology to join, shape and cut metal parts. They make pressure vessels and pipelines, work joining beams or girders in the construction industry, and manufacture industrial components and consumer goods. Many Welders in Alberta are employed in oil and gas related industries, particularly oil service and pipeline construction. Experienced Welders may advance to positions such as supervisors, welding inspectors and quality control inspectors or start their own businesses with either a shop or a mobile welder.

Abbreviated Program Description


Welders use welding technology to join, shape and cut metal parts. They make pressure vessels and pipelines, work joining beams or girders in the construction industry, and manufacture industrial components and consumer goods. Many Welders in Alberta are employed in oil and gas related industries, particularly oil service and pipeline construction. Experienced Welders may advance to positions such as supervisors, welding inspectors and quality control inspectors or start their own businesses with either a shop or a mobile welder.

Program Overview


Your Career

Work conditions for welders vary from one job to another. Welders may work outdoors on construction sites, or indoors in production and repair shops. Travel may also be required on jobs such as oilfiled-related welding. A 40-hour work week is typical, but overtime is occasionally required to meet project deadlines. If you choose a career as a welder you’ll need the following characteristics: manual dexterity, patience, good vision (corrective lenses are acceptable), good hand-eye coordination, and the ability to concentrate on detailed work. Being a welder is a rewarding career if you enjoy working with metal, physical work and working with little direction or supervision.

Credentials and Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.

Abbreviated Program Name


Pre-Employment Welding

Program Code


WEPP

Progression


Admission Requirements


Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 10C, Math 10-3, Pure Math 10, or Applied Math 10, AND,
  • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (level 2) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.

Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.

Total Credits 15


Program Outcome


Program Articulation


Program Learning


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