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.
|MTF235 - 3 Pattern and Template Development 2|
|MTF236 - 8 Field Fitting and Layout|
|MTF237 - 2 Automated Cutting|
|MTF238 - 2 Blueprints and Patterns|
|TNY130 - 3 Technology in Society|
|GEN110 - 3 Student Selected General Education|
|Note: *This student-selected general education course code indicates a general-education course is taken in this semester. Students will choose from a selection of courses (details) prior to the semester in which the student-selected general education course is to be taken.|
Requirements & Program Information
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 2023-2024 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.