2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma
The two-year Metal Fabrication Technician (welder-fitter) program at Sault College will provide you with the thorough knowledge and understanding needed in the fields of welding and fabricating. It will give you what you need to know to progress in this highly in-demand field of work.
The first year of this two-year program concentrates on covering welding techniques, while the second year focuses on more in-depth knowledge related to how to build structures made of metal.
In learning with us, you will be taught how to safely and effectively lay out and then build the parts needed for large projects like bridges, buildings, towers and platforms. You will also learn how to construct or repair steel stairs, boilers, tanks, chutes, hoppers, stacks, and other assemblies and steel structures.
Throughout the program, skilled instructors will teach you how to successfully plan interesting projects, quote the costs of materials needed, and use state-of-the-art equipment to make parts for projects with varying degrees of difficulty and assemble them.
You`ll also be shown how to safely and effectively do everything from cut, bend, form, roll, and sheer ferrous and non-ferrous metals while using materials such as plate, tube, and structural steel sections.
As a student, you may have the opportunity to apply what you know through collaborating with other College departments on innovative applied research projects. Please see the Applied Research Centre section for more information relating to the Sault College Applied Research Centre.