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Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation (Certificate)

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Length: 30 weeks
Location: Interurban Campus
Credential: Certificate in Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation
Program Code: FND.SMMF.CERT
CIP: 48.0506


The Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation program is a 30 week pre-apprenticeship program which provides students with the skills and theory necessary to enter the following designated trades at entry level:

  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Architectural Sheet Metal Worker
  • Metal Fabricator

The program also provides students with precision sheet metal manufacturing and assembly skills for work in the custom shop fabrication industries.

The main focus of this program is on Year 1 apprentice competencies for Sheet Metal Workers, Architectural Sheet Metal Workers and Metal Fabricators. It also includes competencies for the aircraft sheet metal manufacturing and assembly. 

Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities

The program prepares the graduate for work in fabrication and installation of Sheet and Heavy metal components in the residential, commercial, and industrial construction industries, ship building, and manufacturing industries.

A student who successfully completes the program and is able to obtain an apprenticeship will be eligible for credit for year 1 technical training for Sheet Metal Worker, Architectural Sheet Metal Worker or Metal Fabricator from the Industrial Training Authority (ITA). 


One of:

And one of:

  • C in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11
  • COM in MATH 038   

Note: If you don’t have one of the preferred math requirements the college will accept a C or higher in Foundations of Math 11 and Pre-calculus 11, or Principles of Math 11, or Applications of Math 11, or MATH 073   or MATH 137.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the metal trades.
  • Use safe and acceptable work practices.
  • Solve trade math problems.
  • Use tools and equipment.
  • Use power shop equipment.
  • Cut and weld metals.
  • Sketch & read drawings.
  • Layout and develop patterns.
  • Fabricate sheet metal products.
  • Install air handling systems.
  • Examine architectural sheet metal systems, materials and fasteners.
  • Install architectural sheet metal products and components.
  • Use structural layout techniques.
  • Fabricate plate fittings.
  • Use precision sheet metal skills.


All of:

  • SMFB 110 - Sheet Metal & Metal Fab - 450 hours

Program Completion Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete the program with a 70% minimum as per ITA standards.

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