Metal Fabricator Foundation

Provider:​ North Island College
Location: ​Campbell River​ Campus
Program start date:
(23 week)
February (Winter 2021)
Times: Monday - Friday
Cost to student: $1345
  1. C in English 10; or C in two of Composition 10, Creative Writing 10, Literary Studies 10, New Media 10, Spoken Language 10, English First Peoples Writing 10, English First Peoples Literary Studies 10, English First Peoples New Media 10, and English First Peoples Spoken Language 10

  2. C in one of Principles of Math 10, Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, Workplace Math 10, Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10

Recommend Shop Classes
(Metalwork, Drafting, Metal Trades Sampler)
Grad Credits: 24
* No break over high school Spring Break*
Below is a sample timetable showing a pathway and the required courses needed between Grade 10 - 12 so a student could get into the Welding Program @ North Island College for Semester 2 of their Grade 12 year.

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English 10

Math 10

CLE 10/Elective 10

Elective 10/Elective 10

English 11

Science 11*

Socials 11 or 12 *

Elective 11 (CLE11*)

English 12


*Grade 11 Required Academic?

Elective 11 or 12

Socials 10

Science 10


Elective 10/Elective 10

Metal Trades Sampler
(Includes WorkPlace Math 11)


Other Electives/Courses


NIC Metal Fabrication Program

Campbell River Campus


Counts as Grade 12 Electives


Note: Requires "N" license as program is in Campbell River

* Could be done in Grade 10 or 12.



The Metal Fabrication Foundation program offers pre-apprenticeship training in metal fabrication but is also for welders who wish to broaden

their skills for employment in this Red Seal trade. Previous welding experience can be assessed by an instructor before admission to this program.

Metal fabricators build, assemble and repair products made of steel and/or other metals for use in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction industries and must be familiar with the properties of metals and know how to operate specialized metalworking machines.


District & NIC Applications, Form and Links

NIC Metal Fabrication Program Website

If you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you download and save them to your computer first before completing.  You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.

District Application - Train In Trades (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
Student Learning Plan - Trades (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program) 
Sample NIC Train In Trades Application (see school's Careers Department for actual one)  
NIDES Registration (Only required if your program starts in Semester 2)
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Careers Contacts

GP Vanier
Kelley Giorganni: 250-338-2110
Mark R Isfeld
Randy James: 250-334-4628
Tracey McKinney: 250-339-3617
Glacier View
Dawn Stevens: 250-338-2752