Steel Fabrication

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Working with steel can help you build a meaningful career in a number of settings. Steel fabrication includes assembling, fitting and installing steel or other metal components for buildings, bridges, boilers, pressure vessels and similar structures and products. You'll learn how to cut, form, bend, assemble, erect and weld metals. With training in steel fabrication, you'll make a great addition to any fabrication team specializing in your area of interest.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    As a steel fabricator, you could be employed in structural steel, boiler and plate work fabrication plants and by heavy machinery manufacturing and shipbuilding companies.

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    NOC Codes

    7263 - Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters
    7265 - Welders and Related Machine Operators

    What you will learn

    • WHMIS
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Portable and Stationary Power Tools
    • Shop Safety
    • Benchwork
    • Fabrication Equipment
    • Material Preparation
    • Metallurgy
    • SMAW Welding
    • Groove Welds in Flat and Horizontal Position SMAW
    • GMAW
    • Layout and Developments
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Communication for Trades
    • Work Practicum
    • Related Subjects

    Specific Considerations

    Some structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters may also be certified as skilled welders. Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

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