Program at a glance
Area of Study
Trades & Apprenticeship
Open to International
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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.
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.
Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
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.
Curriculum & courses
Ready to get started? Get your application in for the next intake.
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.
- 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.
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.
Chair, Motor Vehicle and Metal Trades
Program Leader/Instructor, Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication
Instructor, Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication Foundation
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.