Sheet Metal Worker Pre-Apprenticeship

Develop skills in layout, fabrication, and installation of ductwork and knowledge of construction documentation.


Start Date:
20 Weeks
Certificate of Accomplishment
Full-time (In-class)
+Locations & Availability
September 2014 Akerley Campus • Dartmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

Today's sheet metal industry requires a variety of skills – knowledge of construction documentation, communication skills, layout, fabrication, and installation of sheet metal products, such as ductwork and roofing products. You train in many aspects of sheet metal work and course material is delivered through classroom, lab work and an industry work term.

This program meets one of the growing labour demands in the construction sector. The skills you learn are relevant to the needs of industry now and in the future.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

  • This program is a first step towards Journeyperson Certification in the Sheet Metal Worker trade. Graduates of this program are eligible for transfer credit upon registration in the Provincial Apprenticeship Program.
  • Faculty have years of experience in the metal fabrication industry and many students look to them as mentors.

Employment Opportunities

  • Demand for qualified sheet metal workers is growing and graduates have opportunities to work in variety of sectors including: residential and commercial construction, shipbuilding, and offshore energy.

Other Info

  • This program is not offered at regular NSCC tuition. View the 2014-2015 Program Fees for detailed program costs.
  • Start dates and locations for this program are determined according to industry demand. If you would like notification if additional program information becomes available (start dates/locations), please complete the Stay Connected Form.
  • Red Seal – Sheet Metal Worker is a designated trade that qualifies for the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. The Red Seal allows qualified tradespersons to practice the trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated without having to write further examinations.
  • Students are required to maintain a work record book or journal.
  • Important Abilities & Skills – This program requires a good understanding of mathematics and problem solving. To be successful in this field, individuals should be physically agile. This industry is physically demanding and includes moving, lifting, bending and kneeling as well as spending long periods of time on your feet. Work may take place in confined spaces and at varying heights. You may have to work in variable climatic conditions including cold and wet winter weather, as well as very hot conditions.

Next Steps

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