Metal Fabricator (Fitter) - 437A
- State-of-the-art facilities
- “Earn while you learn” training model, combining on-the-job and in-school training
- In-school training lead by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons
- You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance
- Program uses CWBi ACORN, a digital platform that provides world-class training material.
What you'll learn
Set up and operate trade machinery such as brake presses, shears, plasma cutters, oxy-fuel cutting torches, grinders and drills to bend, punch, cut and form metal components.
Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and schematics.
Perform calculations and apply shop formulas and other mathematical methods to develop patterns and lay out structural steel.
Plan the sequence of tasks and decide how to cut steel most efficiently.
Assemble and fit metal sections and plates together to form subunits or complete units used in the assembly process.
Fasten components together using tack welding, bolting and riveting.
Move completed assemblies safely by using material handling, rigging, hoisting and lifting equipment.
Thinking about an apprenticeship program? Learn how it works.
Offers of classroom training are issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to registered apprentices who are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
How you’ll gain skills
This apprenticeship consists of 5,400 hours:
- 4,680 hours of on-the-job work experience with your employer
- 720 hours of in-school training at Mohawk College
- To view the training standard for this trade, visit: https://www.collegeoftrades.ca/training-standards
Where you can go next:
View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Your future career options:
- Fabrication Welder
- Production Welder
- Construction Welder
- Pressure Vessel Welder
Where you could work includes:
- Welding or Ironworking Companies
- Manufacturers of Structural
- Steel, Boilers, Heavy Machinery and Transportation Equipment
- Construction Related Industries
- Oil and Gas Industry
- Aircraft Contractors
- Ship Building
- Welding Shops
Opportunities for grads:
Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.