Metal Fabrication Introduction
Metal Fabrication is the process of building metal objects using cutting, welding, bending and assembling techniques. In this series of courses designed for those seeking to develop skills as a hobbyist or to explore a new career, students will learn a basic introduction to the types and applications of metal fabrication including safety, measuring and layout, blueprint reading, tools and equipment as well as hands on production of projects using various techniques. CSA approved safety boots, safety glasses and welding gloves are mandatory and are the responsibility of the student.
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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Admission Requirements: Students are required to have at a minimum basic welding skills that will be verified by the instructor during the first class. For basic welding skills see Basic Welding WELD10073 or WELD10197.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.
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Completion Requirement: 4 courses
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|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description|
|MANU10056||Metal Fabrication Intro Level 1||Designed for beginner fabricators or hobbyists who have welding experience (will be evaluated by instructor on first night of class). Develop and read shop drawings by building several small steel projects using a variety of techniques, equipment and hand tools. Gain experience using the oxy-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, grinders, chop saw, drill press, shear and iron worker. Tools supplied. Materials included. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety glasses, CSA approved safety boots, welding gloves and a tape measure (metric and imperial). 36 hours.|
|MANU10058||Metal Fabrication Intro Level 2||Further develop your introductory metal fabrication skills from MANU 10056 Metal Fabrication Intro Level 1 by fabricating a more advanced project. Students will choose between three designs: coffee/end table, fire pit or book case. Drawings and materials list will be provided. Students will purchase their own materials. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety glasses, CSA approved safety boots, welding gloves and a tape measure. Prerequisite: MANU10056. 36 hours.|
|MANU10059||Metal Fabrication Intro Level 3||Build your own metal project with the guidance of an expert metal fabricator. Apply techniques learned from Level 1 and 2 to build your own custom project (size limitations; all projects to be approved by instructor). Supply own plan and materials. Students must supply their own CSA approved safety glasses, CSA approved safety boots, welding gloves and a tape measure. Prerequisite: MANU10058. 36 hours.|
|TDRWRE154||Blueprint Reading Welding||Welding symbols, types of welds, assemblies, fabrication, sectional drawings and terminology are covered. Students must purchase a manual (available from the bookstore). 39 hours.|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
|Course Code||Course Name||
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
|MANU10056||Metal Fabrication Intro Level 1|
|MANU10058||Metal Fabrication Intro Level 2|
|MANU10059||Metal Fabrication Intro Level 3|
|TDRWRE154||Blueprint Reading Welding||MyCanvas|
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