Industrial Metals Fabrication
Duration/Start: One year
Learn the skills of metal fabrication for a challenging career in the manufacturing industry.
ACC’s one-year Industrial Metals Fabrication certificate program is a fascinating exploration of machining, welding and metal fabrication. You’ll receive training in the safe handling of a wide variety of machinery and hone your craft for opportunities in various manufacturing industries.
Our program is located at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at ACC's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative machine shops, laboratories, classrooms and computer labs.
Students of Industrial Metals Fabrication have several choices. The full 11-month program includes our two specializations: Machining Specialization and Welding and Fabrication Specialization. A second option is the seven-month Machining Specialization or the four-month Welding and Fabrication Specialization. Both conclude with an industry-related work experience.
The Machining Specialization examines theory and practical aspects of work on lathes, milling machines, drill presses, bandsaws and grinding machines, as well as courses in computers and communications. The advanced machining component also focuses on skills related to the programming and operation of computer numerically controlled machines, computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), blueprint reading and metallurgy.
The Welding and Fabrication Specialization focuses on the theory and practical aspects of oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW - Arc), gas metal arc welding (GMAW-Mig), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW-Tig) and plasma cutting. The metal fabrication component examines metal working and machine operation, the use of shears, brakes, ironworkers and metal forming equipment.
Grads find their skills in demand for all types of manufacturing industries. Choose from mining, automotive manufacturing and rebuilding, farm machinery, aerospace, hydro and railways, as well as custom manufacturing and repair.