In partnership with SAIT, the district offers a free two-year program to earn a Dual-Credit Welding Certificate in addition to an Alberta High School Diploma upon completion of their Grade 12 year.
Note: Students are responsible for the purchase of welding apprenticeship Individual Learning Modules (ILMs) and protective equipment. The cost of the pre-employment welding program after high school is $4,400.
About the program
Students receive 260 hours of practical hands-on skill development in SAIT’s state-of-the-art welding labs and 117 hours of classroom instruction. Students receive comprehensive safety training, instruction on welding techniques and operation of welding machines. The program covers the content of all first-year welding apprenticeship Individual Learning Modules (ILMs). Students are responsible for purchase of learning modules, welding and protective equipment.
SAIT journey-person welding instructors will deliver the program on SAIT campus. Students will be supervised by a Calgary Catholic off-campus teacher. Students will access course content online through Brightspace (D2L) and SAIT campus. Courses are delivered at the SAIT main campus every Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Successful graduates of the program will:
- Earn 15 high school (CTS) credits
- Earn a SAIT Certificate of Completion in Dual-Credit Welding
- Gain eligibility to challenge the Alberta Apprenticeship exam for first year apprenticeship welder.
This dual-credit program prepares students to enter the workforce with their first year of technical training to prepare them for a job as an apprentice welder
Students in Grade 10 who are applying for this program must have or be currently enrolled in:
- HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems
- Math 10C or 10-3
- ELA 10-1 or 10-2
- Commit to a two-year (three semester) program
- Attendance is a high priority in this program
Note: 14 students are accepted in this dual-credit program in collaboration with CBE.
Students can apply at their high school through their counselor, career practitioner or off-campus teacher.