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Program Overview

There is a real demand for skilled welders in Alberta. If you enjoy building things and working with your hands, a welding career may be for you! To work as a welder in Alberta, you must be a registered apprentice, or a certified journeyperson.

Further Educational Opportunities for the Welder Apprenticeship program are: First Period, Second Period, and Third Period. Journeyperson Welders often gain additional expertise; subsequent training can lead to B-pressure certification, Canadian Welding Bureau Certification, and endorsements for specialty metals and processes.

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Program Locations

Sep 05, 2023 - Dec 22, 2023 - Face to Face - Slave Lake

Program Year


Program Length:

16 Weeks

Program Type

Pre Employment Trades High Level

Program Delivery

Traditional classroom setting with shop and lab practical applications and demonstrations. Work-integrated learning is a new component of this program.

If academic requirements are not met you will need to do an ACCUPLACER assessment. Minimum levels: 60 in Reading Comp., 55 in Arithmetic, and 50 in Elementary Algebra. Contact your nearest campus to schedule an appointment. Pre-employment students are NOT required to be registered with Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

Minimum Requirements: English 10-2, Math 10-3, or a passing mark in all 5 General Education Development (GED) tests or passing mark on AIT Entrance Exam.

Category A: Recommended Path: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Biology 20 or Science 20, Related CTS courses, Attendance and participation in "Introduction to Metalwork Trades."