Metal Fabricator (Fitter) - 437A

Mohawk College Certificate
This apprenticeship program covers the required in-class training for the Metal Fabricator (Fitter) trade.
Overview

Program Highlights

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  • 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.

Program Structure

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Accessible description of the apprenticeship program format

Start: Find an employer or sponsor for your training. 

Register: Register with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

Level 1: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 2: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 3: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Completion: Become a Journeyperson by successfully completing the certificate of qualification (C of Q) Exam.

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Admission

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).

Please contact your Employment and Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to add Mohawk College as your school preference.

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

This apprenticeship consists of 5,400 hours:

Opportunities

Opportunities

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

Opportunities for grads:

  • Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)

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.

Program Coordinator

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Multiple Intakes
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