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Sheet Metal: Apprenticeship

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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    Weekly tuition is approximately $110 per week.
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Average Cost Range: $45 to $200; Contact: 604.456.8100 for details
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
    • ITA Credential
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    BCIT Apprentice Services: 604-456-8100 or 1-800-667-0676 (Canada & US only). Email

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted year round. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: N/A

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

View upcoming training dates on TTC.

Level: 01
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Level: 02
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Level: 03
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Level: 04
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Related Foundation Programs

Not ready for an apprenticeship program? These Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) programs may be of interest:

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Architectural Sheet Metal Worker

ITA Source: 'Architectural Sheet Metal Worker' profile.


Architectural Sheet Metal Workers have the knowledge and skills to prepare, repair and fabricate parts for:

  • metal roofs
  • metal walls and other exterior wall products
  • composite panels insulation
  • membranes and waterproofing
  • ventilators and curbs
  • flashings
  • gutters
  • downspouts
  • louvers
  • soffits
  • skylights
  • metal doors

The format of the program combines in-school and work-based training. The three levels of training are normally completed over three years.

The in-school training part involves 18 weeks or about six weeks per level. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 4800 hours. Based on a 40-hour work week this involves about 120 weeks of training.

Training Content

Areas of training cover:

  • Safe Work Practices
  • Tools and Equipments
  • Organize Work
  • Trade Math
  • Examine Systems
  • Fabricate Products and Components
  • Install Products
  • Layout and Develop Patterns
  • Weld and Solder



  • completion of Grade 10 or equivalent
  • English 10
  • Math 10
  • Science 10


  • completion of Grade 12

Advisor Tips

If you have 7200 (documented) hours of directly related work experience for this position you may challenge the BC Certificate of Qualification written exam. In doing so you believe that your work experience and self-directed study have prepared you to pass the exam.

If you have any questions about this program please contact ITA Customer Service at 1.866.660.6011.

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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