This partnership between British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)and School District No. 42 provides a unique opportunity for secondary school students to complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the Metal Fabricator field tuition free. Additionally, students will acquire skills to enter the job market or pursue other post-secondary education. This program is located at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary.
This is a year long program that includes a practicum at the end. Basic theory and related information along with hands-on shop practice enable students to become competent in basic metal fabrication methods for products such as metal buildings, tanks and equipment. Good hand/eye coordination and good physical condition are desirable to successfully complete this program. Metal fabricators deal with the selection, layout, shearing, cutting (with a torch), punching, drilling, forming, fitting and welding of metal plates and structural metal shapes into products for the forest, mining, construction, transportation and agricultural industries. Typical projects that involve metal fabricators include bridges, buildings, hoppers, conveyors, towers, cranes, heavy-mining equipment, logging equipment, ship parts and equipment Program costs: Students are responsible for the following program costs: Books and supplies: $750* *Estimated cost only - subject to change
The minimum grade for individual courses is 70 percent. An overall GPA of 70 percent or better is required. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program. (ITA requirement) Dual Credit. Students who successfully complete this program will have six complete courses (24 credits) on their secondary school graduation transcript.
Program Content Apply Safe Work Practice Mathematics Sketch and Read Drawings Metal Fabrication Power Equipment Measurement Layout Hand & Power Tools Patterns/Templates Shop Applications Use Oxyacetylene Arc Welding Blueprint Reading Plate Development Material Handling Cleaning & Painting Fabricate & Metallurgy theory
Students must have completed Grade 11 by the end of the academic year. Grade 11 students must be enrolled in a course of study that will lead to Grade 12 graduation upon completion of high school.
A MATH 11* (Principles or Applications)
• ENG OR COM 11*
• Grade 12 ENG OR COM can be taken concurrently
• Physics 11- is recommended for basic formula theory
(*May take the BCIT Pre-Entry Math and Reading Assessment in lieu of Math or English) In addition, students must be in good physical condition, demonstrate a high degree of commitment, and provide their own personal safety equipment: steel toe boots, hardhat, safety glasses, etc Recommended characteristics Students entering the Metal Fabrication partnership program will have the greatest chance of success if they have the following characteristics: • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English • Physical and mental abilities required to perform the daily tasks associated with working in construction • Regular lifting and transportation of heavy objects • Willing to work outdoors in all weather • Ability to multi-task • Motor skills and physical capability necessary for efficient and safe use of trade related tools and equipment
Selection priority will be:
• School District No. 42 High School students who meet qualifications
• Out-of-district High School students.
Application Process: A student’s application must include the following: • SD42 Application Package - Click Here
All Post Secondary forms must be filled out online, printed off and signed before submitted to the Trades Dept.
• BCIT Application - Click Here • Photocopy of Birth Certificate if you are new to the school district
For More Information about this trade please see the ITA website - Click Here