Program at a glance
Open to International
Area of study
Start in August or January
The Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation program opens doors to apprenticeships and careers in construction, ship building and manufacturing.
In only 30 weeks, you will graduate with the skills and knowledge that will make you highly employable within many areas of the metal trades industry.
You will learn sheet metal skills for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning), custom precision sheet metal fabrication, architectural sheet metal, and metal fabrication.
Next up: apprenticeship
As a graduate of this program, you'll be ready to start employment in the industry. You will also receive credit for Level 1 technical training for a Sheet Metal Worker, Architectural Sheet Metal Worker, or Metal Fabricator (Fitter) apprenticeship.
As an apprentice, you will continue to build on your skills and gain the practical experience necessary for full certification in your chosen specialty.
Check it out:
“I started my post-secondary journey by getting a diploma in Business and Marketing. After graduation, realizing the competitive job market and my disinterest in wanting to have a desk or online job, I chose to switch career paths into the trades. It's been one of the best decisions I've ever made!”
- Morganna Sampson, Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication Foundations Program
What you'll learn
Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.
For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.
What to expect
Located at our Interurban campus, the Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication Foundation program is 30 weeks long. Classes are scheduled from 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Homework commitments vary per student but amount to about one to three hours per day including weekends.
You'll be exposed to on-the-job conditions so be prepared to work outdoors regardless of the weather. Occasionally, you'll have to work longer than normal college hours depending on the project. You should be in good physical health and have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
Tuition and fees
Effective from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024
Tuition estimates are for the entire program.
Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation, Certificate
Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.
In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.
You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.
Curriculum & courses
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Note: If you don't have one of the preferred math requirements the college will accept a C or higher in Foundations of Math 11 and Pre-calculus 11, or Principles of Math 11, or Applications of Math 11, or
When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.
For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar: Loading...
If you have admissions questions contact the Admissions office.
For questions about the program contact 250-370-3856, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Department Chair.
Camosun offers specialty programs to support trades education for Women and Indigenous people.