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Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation, Certificate

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Program at a glance



Area of Study

Trades & Apprenticeship

Study options


Work experience


Open to International



30 weeks

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Centre for Trades Education

Fundamental training

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.

For more details regarding the Industry Training Program, please review the ITA Accredited Program profiles for Sheet Metal WorkerArchitectural Sheet Metal Worker and Metal Fabricator.

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An investment in your career

Invest in yourself! Thirty weeks of full-time education at Camosun will help you find employment and subsequent apprenticeship for your career as a ticketed sheet metal worker, architectural sheet metal worker or metal fabrication worker.

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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.

Awards and scholarships 

The School of Trades and Technology in partnership with the Camosun College Foundation offers a series of awards to our outstanding students. Camosun also offers a wide selection of bursaries for full-time students.


Curriculum & courses

Start dates and application deadlines

Start in September or March.

Foundation program schedules

Admission Requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C in English 11 
  • C in ENGL 058 

And one of:

  • C in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11
  • COM in MATH 038  

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 MATH 073  or MATH 137.

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

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Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$3,277 (domestic)

Additional Student Fees

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Kyle Broad

Kyle Broad

Chair, Motor Vehicle and Metal Trades

Kyle began his Trades career when he successfully completed the Red Seal apprenticeship program in Automotive Mechanical Repair at Camosun College in ...

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Brian Coey

Brian Coey

Program Leader/Instructor, Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication

  Brian has worked in the sheet metal industry since 1998 and started teaching at Camosun in 2011. He completed his four years of training at ...

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Kevin Strelaeff

Instructor, Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication Foundation

  I have been in the sheet metal industry for 28 years working in everything from running large commercial projects, to owning my own small re ...

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Keith Todd

Toolroom Attendant, Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication Foundation

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Dave Meek

Instructor, Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication Foundation

Dave completed his Red Seal in Metal Fabrication at BCIT in 1995 while working at a boatyard on Vancouver Island. From there, he found larger projects ...

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Specialty programs

Camosun offers specialty programs to support trades education for Women and Indigenous people. 

Contact information

David Meek

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus