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Delivery Mode: BLENDED

  • This program will continue to be delivered during COVID-19 through a combination of online and on-campus learning.
  • Online learning will be done using BCIT’s online learning platform – The Learning Hub – please logon several weeks in advance of the start date of your training to setup your email and other contact information preferences.
  • Please generate your booklist and pre-order your books by visiting the BCIT Bookstore.
  • Faculty will notify students by email 10 days before the start of your program with a course schedule and when your attendance on campus will be required.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed including the completion of your COVID training on The Learning Hub. Please see BCIT COVID-19 Return to Operationsfor details on some of the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

Steel trades: Building the future

What do ironworkers, metal fabricators and boilermakers have in common? They help build, shape and manufacture our surroundings. From changing skylines to ship building, steel trade workers place their stamp on our future.

Our programs

  • Boilermaking: Boilermakers assemble and repair boilers, vessels, tanks, heat exchangers and other heavy metal structures.
  • Ironworker: An ironworker welds, burns, rivets, drills, fits and fabricates structural shapes and plates in the erection of structural steel for buildings and bridges. Ironworkers often work at heights.
  • Metal Fabricator: Fabricators build products using steel, aluminum, stainless steel and various other alloys.

Our Part-time Studies

Our training facilities

BCIT is the largest training facility of its kind in North America, and has a proud 50 year tradition of student-centred, practical training. The programs make extensive use of advanced computer modeling, something that is still rare in steel trades training. This advanced technology allows students to easily transition from classroom to worksite.