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Metal Fabrication Foundation Certificate


  • Training Type
    Foundation
  • Campuses
    Campbell River

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    City of Campbell River
  • Length
    5 months
  • Tuition Estimate
    $2000 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out NIC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Students are accepted on a first applied, first qualified basis. Early application is encouraged.

Application Fee: $25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. English

One of:

  • English 10 (C)
  • Composition 10 (C)
  • Creative Writing 10 (C)
  • Literary Studies 10 (C)
  • New Media 10 (C)
  • Spoken Language 10 (C)
  • English First Peoples Writing 10 (C)
  • English First Peoples Literary Studies 10 (C)
  • English First Peoples New Media 10 (C)
  • English First Peoples Spoken Language 10 (C)
  • ENG 035 (C)
  • ESL 051 (C+), ESL 054 (C+) and ESL 057 (C+)
  • CLB (7)
  • equivalent 
  • successful NIC English Assessment

2. Successful completion of a Metal Fabrication Assessment with a minimum of 70% in each section.

3. One of:

  • registered in Welder Foundation preceding the start of Metal Fabrication Foundation
  • completed Welder Foundation, Level B or A Welding
  • completed Apprenticeship Welding training 
  • significant welding experience and instructor approval
4. In addition to the above, high school graduation is preferred. 

Admission Advice

1. For general information about the Metal Trades Assessment see the Metal Fabrication Assessment Study Information or speak with an NIC Advisor. To prepare for the Metal Trades Assessment use the Math Study Guide.

2. You are encouraged to contact the instructor for an in-person or phone interview. The purpose of the interview is to provide advice, answer questions about the program, and discuss various career choices.

3. Most employers require secondary school graduation as a standard for employment. You may wish to contact an advisor to discuss upgrading and/or Grade 12 completion options.

4. Trades programs require:

  • good hand/eye coordination;
  • good vision;
  • strong spatial and mechanical reasoning abilities;
  • good communication and math skills;
  • the ability to focus for prolonged periods;
  • the ability to participate in physical activities such as lifting

Note: Depending on the trade program, you may also have to:

  • work on ladders and scaffolding;
  • work in confined spaces;
  • work under various weather conditions.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy NIC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Courses are taught in English. To be admitted directly into academic programs, you must meet the specific English proficiency requirements for your type of program. 

If you are applying for Undergraduate Degree, Diploma and Certificate Programs at NVIT, you must have completed one of the following:

  • English 12 (C)
  • English First Peoples 12 (C)
  • NIC ESL 092 (C+) and ESL 095 (C+)
  • Academic IELTS = overall score of 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5). Students who do not have a band score of IELTS 6.0 or higher in Reading and Writing will be required to take English 104.
  • TOEFL iBT = 80 overall with no subsection less than 19
  • TOEFL paper-based = 550 (Code 8538)
  • CAEL 60 and writing 60
  • PTE Academic = 54 overall with no component less than 46
  • Equivalency as determined by North Island College Admissions Department

For other type of programs and to verify further details, click here.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Age Requirement - You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:

  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

Credits for courses taken at other colleges or universities may be transferrable to NIC. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses.

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred. Transfer credit may be used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

You must apply for transfer credit and submit official transcripts, or in sealed envelopes, directly from the sending institution to NIC. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Credits for courses taken at other colleges or universities may be transferrable to NIC. 

NIC will grant credit for formal learning gained at post-secondary institutions if the course objectives and material are equivalent to courses offered at NIC. Only credits, not grades, are transferred. Transfer credit may be used to meet program admission requirements or program requirements leading to a credential.

You must apply for transfer credit and submit official transcripts, or in sealed envelopes, directly from the sending institution to NIC. 

Mature Student

If you are over 18 years old and  also meet citizenship and immigration requirements you will qualify for general admission to NIC. In addition, you must also meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for North Island programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

You must normally be at least 18 years old to attend North Island College. If under 18 years old, you may be admitted:
  • if you have secondary school graduation and will turn 18 years old before the end of the first calendar year of your post-secondary studies; or
  • by special request and discussion with an NIC counsellor.

How to Apply

For details on applying to NIC, please check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.