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.
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Course Overview & Descriptions
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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: Skilled Trades Ontario
Program Learning Outcomes for apprenticeship programs, are defined within the Curriculum Training Standard for each trade, and set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
The Curriculum Standards are developed by the Ontario College of Trades in consultation with representatives from the trade and Training Delivery Agent instructors.
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)
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
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Pathways beyond Mohawk
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.