Industrial Metals Fabrication
Duration/Start: One year
Apply your attention to detail and excellent visualization skills to today’s machining and welding trades.
This pre-employment program offers you the opportunity to explore two trades. You will be trained in the safe handling of a wide variety of machinery and hone your craftsmanship in machining, welding and metals fabrication.
Once you graduate, you can start your career in industries such as farm machinery manufacturing, equipment manufacturing, custom manufacturing and repair, automotive manufacturing and rebuilding, mining, hydro, railways and aerospace. If you register as an apprentice within two years of completing the program, you may be granted in-school training credit for Level 1 Welder apprenticeship or Level 1 Machinist apprenticeship.
Get a solid grounding in theory before taking on the practical aspects of working on lathes, milling machines, drill presses, bandsaws and grinding machines. Learn and understand oxyacetylene, shielded metal, gas metal and gas tungsten arc welding and plasma cutting, as well as examining metalworking and machine operation.
The full one-year certificate program includes both specializations. Or, focus on a single field of study: either the seven-month machining specialization or the four-month welding and fabrication specialization.