Metal Fabricator (Fitter) - 437A

Mohawk College Certificate
Fabricate components for a variety of purposes using fitting and welding techniques.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • In-school training using state- of-the-art facilities.

  • Combination of on-the-job and in-school training.

  • Partnering with industry ensures our apprentices are future ready.

  • 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.

This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.

Metal Fabricator (Fitter) - 437A was perviously named Metal Fabricator - 437A.

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Admission

Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

Note: Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the Metal Fabricator (Fitter) Trade.

If you are not a registered apprentice, please see the Mechanical Techniques - Welding and Fabrication Program (574) page.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. It is administered in Ontario by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.

Learn more about Apprenticeships.

How to Become an Apprentice?

There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.

  1. Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
  2. Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
  3. Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
  4. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Read more about how to become an apprentice.

Payment and Registration

Discover which method works best for you:

  1. Web Registration
  2. In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
  3. Employer Sponsorship

Visit Payment and Registration to learn about your payment options, as well as the Refund Policy.

Red Seal Trades

Upon successful completion of this program you are able to apply for a Red Seal endorsement.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • In-school training led by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons.
  • On-the-job training.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Journeyperson Welder
  • 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 
  • Railways
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Aircraft Contractors
  • Ship Building
  • Welding Shops

Opportunities for grads

  • Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)

  • Certificate of Apprenticeship

  • Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Learning Outcomes

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.

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