Full-time Certificate 2600ttcert

Overview

Sheet metal workers fabricate, assemble, alter and install a variety of sheet metal products. Typical jobs performed by a sheet metal worker include HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) ductwork, industrial sheet metal work, and residential sheet metal work. They also work on hospital and kitchen equipment (stainless steel), industrial exhaust systems, industrial sheet metal work, and roofing and flashing (copper, aluminium, stainless steel and galvanized iron).

The Program

Basic theory and related information, along with hands-on shop practice enable students to become competent in fabricating basic sheet metal products.

Sheet metal workers must be able to work at heights. Good physical condition is necessary. Potential students with medical or physical difficulties should contact the Disability Resource Centre to arrange an interview (telephone interview if out of town) with the institute's rehabilitation specialist, 604-451-6963.

Program Entry

Application processing

This is a continual intake program with applications processed throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Pre-entry Tests before applying.

Trades Discovery
The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

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  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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Scheduled intakes

September each year.

*Scheduled intakes are subject to change

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Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$685 (general estimated cost, and subject to change)

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Class hours

0730–1400, Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  SMTL 1140 Introduction to Industry 1.0
  SMTL 1141 Use Safe Work Practices 2.5
  SMTL 1142 Solve Mathematical Problems 2.5
  SMTL 1143 Materials 2.0
  SMTL 1144 Pattern Development 13.0
  SMTL 1146 Field Installations 1.0
  SMTL 1147 Welding Theory 0.5
  SMTL 1148 Welding Practical 1.5
  SMTL 1149 Shopwork Theory 6.5
  SMTL 1150 Shopwork Practical 10.0
 
Total Credits: 40.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

20 weeks, full-time

Grading

A minimum passing grade for each course is 70%. An overall GPA of 70% or better is required to pass the program.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Industry training authority

BCIT transfers the student's name, contact information, Personal Education Number (PEN), and the name and date of the completed ITA Foundation program to the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This information is used for the purposes of tracking successful completions in order to grant credit towards apprenticeship where applicable, and communicating with trainees to promote continuation in an apprenticeship program.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Students are prepared for entry-level employment in the sheet metal and precision metal-forming industries. Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek employment as apprentices.

With the improvement in the construction industry in BC, employment opportunities for sheet metal workers have also improved. New opportunities are opening up in the precision metal forming industry. Graduates are finding employment with both union and non-union employers. Apprenticeships are available. All indicators show that employment in the Sheet Metal trade will continue to be positive in the future.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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