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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Sheet Metal Worker


​Occupation Description: 
Sheet Metal Worker​ means a person who lays out, fabricates, assembles, welds, installs, and services the following: ducting, spouting, fittings cabinets, gutters, copings, flashings, supporting devices, wall systems, building envelope, ornamental work and integral equipment associated with the blowpipe, air pollution, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, roofing, restaurant, kitchen, marine installations and hospital equipment fields..

Application Process/Steps

  • November 1 - (pre) Spring Break​
    • look over all the information below and in the right column - get a good
       understanding of the pre-reqs, expectations, time commitment, ​​ ​reading, math, training
      , etc​
      • if you have no questions, please apply for the program(s)
      • ​still have questions? ​book an appointment to talk to the district
         coordinator, Doug MacLean, to learn more: Booking App​
    • student competes the SD43 application (top link in the right column)
    • submits to your high school counselor (usually in gr 11 for the gr 12 school year)​ 
  • (post) Spring Break - late April
    • personal interview/conversation with district coordinator 
  • mid-May into June
    • students are conditionally accepted (or not) into programs (notified by email) 
    • applicable enrolment at the training site is made (by district coordinator)
    • counselors will adjust timetables accordingly​​ for following school year
Students: feel free to contact Doug via email (​ or text/call (604-341-8977) at anytime during the application process.

Time Commitment
  • 2 intakes:  early September and early February
    • due to CoVid19, BCIT is not offering this program this school year as they have had to reschedule postponed/cancelled classes from the Spring - no applications are being taken for 2020-21 school year
  • 20 weeks long (no Spring Break for February intake)
  • 5 days a week:  Monday to Friday
  • 7.30am to 2.00pm

Student Eligibility

  • limited to 2-3 Coquitlam SD43 students per intake
  • students typically take this program in their grade 12 year after taking all the necessary/core grade 11 subjects
  • students must begin a program prior to June 30 in th​eir graduation year
    • ex 1:  a grade 12's program begins in March and runs for 23 weeks - this is okay for a grade 12 student​ to participate in
    • ex 2:  a program will begin in August after a grade 12 has graduated - this is not okay and that current grade 12s should not apply as they will not be accepted
  • unfortunately, this program is not available to "International students" ​​

Student Cost

  • tuition-free, but students will need to pay about $650 for course materials, textbook, resources, etc

Location​​ & Transportation

  • BCIT "Burnaby Campus" - 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
  • Transportation, to and from the training site, is the responsibility of the parent/guardian
    • Skytrain is the best transportation option 
      (Skytrain to Brentwood Mall, transfer to bus for final stretch)


  • plan to complete Language Arts 12
  • good literacy skills and strong numeracy skills
  • excellent attendance + lates record while in high school
  • ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time

Skills + Attributes​​

  • passion for working with lighter gauge metal
  • enjoy some degree of welding​
  • keen eye for design
  • attention to detail

Have questions about this program?
Book a meeting with ​Ben King
Principal of Trades & Transitions


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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 0M6
604-939-9201 604-939-7828