2022-23 Calendar

Sheet Metal Worker Foundation Certificate

If you have any questions about how a course or program is delivered, you can check the Trades website, email the Department Chair or email the Trades & Apprenticeship office:

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

This 20-week (600-hour) program provides students with little or no previous experience in the sheet metal trade with the necessary skills to seek employment in that industry as an apprentice sheet metal worker. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive credit for Level One Technical Training and 350 work-based hours towards completion of Sheet Metal Worker apprenticeship.

The program exposes students to aspects of residential, commercial and industrial systems in this trade with a focus on developing practical skills. The curriculum follows the Industry Training Authority guidelines for the first-year in-class components of the Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship.

Admission Requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.

  • Math requirement: 

A minimum of 50% in any of:

    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 10
    • Workplace Mathematics 10
    • Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus Grade 10
    • Mathematics 10
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 071 and MATH 072

The Trades Entrance Assessment (TEA) mathematics test scores are only good for two (2) years.

Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the TEA Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 50%.


SHMT 110 Safe Work Practices
SHMT 111 Tools and Equipment
SHMT 112 Organize Work
SHMT 113 Layout and Development Patterns
SHMT 114 Fabricate Trade-Related Products
SHMT 115 Install Air Handling Systems
SHMT 116 Level One Review and Examination

Program Schedule: Start times vary (20 weeks)

Textbooks: $350 approximately

Material Fee: $240

Graduation Requirements

An overall average of 70% calculated on a weighted percentage, based on time allocation.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Apr)




  • Full-Time


2022-23: $3,228.42

Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.


This program is student loan eligible.

Click here to view the Training Schedule for up-to-date intake dates.

Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/10/2022