Welder-Fabricators have training in and are capable of welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, using SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), MCAW (Metal Core Arc Welding), and FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding) processes.

Welder-Fabricators use manual and semi-automatic welding equipment, flame-cutting, brazing and air-arcing equipment to fabricate plate, construct templates and jigs, and fabricate structural components from blueprints, structural steel drawings by interpreting the common weld symbols and bolted connections.

Completion of this program assists in finding entry-level work in the custom fabrication, construction, mass production, maintenance, petroleum, mining, forestry and shipyard industries.


This program provides technical training credit that can be transferred to Level 2 of a Metal Fabricator or Welder apprenticeship, along with 225 work-based hours credit toward the completion of their chosen pathway.


Students who register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) will qualify to test for pressure welding procedures in British Columbia. A TSBC Class IT Pressure Welder certification is required for apprentices wanting to pressure weld under a Class-A rated welder.







Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Oct 17 2022Jun 23 2023

Fabricator-Welder Foundation

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