2 Years - 4 Semesters
Ontario College Diploma
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 4051


The Metal Fabrication Technician (metal fabricator/fitter) program will teach you fundamental fabricating and welding techniques. Gain a broad range of essential skills needed for the preparation, fitting and joining of welded fabrications.  

In our state-of-the-art labs, you will develop welding skills using top of the line equipment found in today’s workplaces including:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welder (SMAW or stick welder)

  • Gas Metal Arc Welder (GMAW or MIG welder)

  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welder (GTAW or TIG welder)

  • Flux Cored Arc Welder (FCAW)

Learn how to safely and effectively lay out and build the parts needed for large projects like bridges, buildings, towers and platforms. You will also learn how to construct and repair steel stairs, boilers, tanks, chutes, hoppers, stacks, and other steel structures.

Instructors focus on a balance of theoretical and hands-on learning, allowing you to best understand the essential aspects of the trade while developing the hand skills to help you dominate in your field.

If you love to shape the world around you, you will find it here.

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or mature student status. Missing any requirements? Get them for free from Academic Upgrading.

Career Path

As a successful graduate of our Metal Fabrication program, you may find work in a wide range of exciting places of employment across the globe or close-to-home.

Small and large construction and manufacturing industries continually seek out metal fabricators (welder-fitters) to join their teams.

After you have successfully learned with us, you will be able to:

  • perform a large number of welding processes and metal-cutting techniques safely, including stick/shielded metal arc welding, mig/gas-metal arc welding, and tig/gas-tungsten arc welding, among others;
  • interpret and develop drawings, field sketches, project plans, and bills of materials for welding projects following codes and specifications;
  • understand and use a variety of methods to test welds;
  • apply knowledge of various welding and metal cutting techniques and theories to produce components and sub-assemblies;
  • create and use patterns and templates using layout and measuring tools and techniques; and
  • prepare materials by using cutting-edge computer numerically-controlled (CNC) equipment.

Once you have successfully completed your studies, you may have the opportunity to test on-site with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) for your welding performance qualifications/certified ticket at an additional cost to you.

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


Program Coordinator: Corey Garson, (705) 759-2554 ext 2550, corey.garson@saultcollege.ca
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