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Metal Fabricator (Fitter) Certificate

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Apprenticeship: apprenticeship@okanagan.bc.ca
Foundation and General Interest: trades@okanagan.bc.ca

This 23-week (690-hour) program provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for employment opportunities in the metal fabricating and construction industry. Students will learn many aspects of the trade including reading drawings and layout procedures, as well as a variety of fabrication processes required to build products with steel plates and structural steel shapes including shearing, cutting, punching, drilling, forming, fitting and welding. The focus is on developing practical skills for the metal fabrication workplace.

Upon successful completion of the program students will receive Level 1 technical training credit from the Industry Training Authority and 450 work-based hours credit toward completion of the Metal Fabricator (Fitter) apprenticeship program.

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of Welding Foundation or Welding C Certificate.


MTFB 101A TH:Safety
MTFB 101B PR:Safety
MTFB 102 Trades Mathematics
MTFB 103A TH:Hand Tools/Power Equipment
MTFB 103B PR:Hand Tools/Power Equipment
MTFB 104A TH:Blueprint Reading/Sketching
MTFB 104B PR:Blueprint Reading/Sketching
MTFB 105A TH:Patterns and Templates
MTFB 105B PR:Patterns and Templates
MTFB 106A TH:Welding and Cutting
MTFB 106B PR:Welding and Cutting
MTFB 107A TH:Material Handling
MTFB 107B PR:Material Handling
MTFB 108A TH:Fitting-Plate & Structural
MTFB 108B PR:Fitting-Plate & Structural
MTFB 109A TH:Cleaning & Painting
MTFB 109B PR:Cleaning & Painting
MTFB 110A TH:Metal Fabrication Projects
MTFB 110B PR:Metal Fabrication Projects
MTFB 111 Metal Fabricator (Fitter) Level 1 Apprenticeship Exam

Program Schedule: September to February (23 weeks)

Location: Kelowna

Textbooks: $200 approximately.

There are a number of physical activities involved in training for a skilled trade. Please review the physical activities of the program and the recommended student characteristics.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum passing grade per component is 70%.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Full-Time


2019-20: $4,227.31

  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees


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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/10/2022