Pre-employment Sheet Metal

Open for Spring 2022

Length: 15 weeks Credential: Certificate Delivery: Full Time Classroom

Apply now

Next information session

Oct
27
Wed
SAIT's Virtual Open House
Tickets
Oct 27 @ 9:00am | Online
Upcoming Information Sessions

Overview

Train to design, fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metals products in a wide variety of industries and settings.

Students will use many types of metals, such as black and galvanized steel, copper, brass, nickel and stainless steel, aluminum and tin plate. Some of the products include dust collecting and control systems, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, metal cabinets, flashing, coping, troughing and roof drainage systems.

Students work from verbal instructions or blueprints or design small jobs themselves. They make some products in a shop and install them at construction sites, but other products such as roofing and siding have to be measured and cut at the construction site.

This 15-week pre-employment program comprises the first period of the corresponding Sheet Metal apprentice program.

Is this the right fit for me?

Sheet metal workers work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Considerable bending, reaching, working at heights or in cramped spaces may be required.

Credentials

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for the first-year apprenticeship.

Read more

icon-mail

Get important updates about our construction, manufacturing and transportation programs

Sign up

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in residential, commercial and industrial construction and are prepared to become indentured sheet metal worker apprentices. 

Potential career progression includes: 

  • sheet metal worker journeyperson 
  • specializing in design and layout work 
  • estimator 
  • supervisory positions 

Related careers include: 

  • aircraft structures technician 
  • recreational vehicle (RV) service technician 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $6,327

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Full costs
Tuition and financial aid

Canada-Alberta Job Grant  This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.  

When can you apply?

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Applications for spring 2022 opened on June 14, 2021.
Classes begin Year start date Year end date
Spring 2022 May 9, 2022 Aug. 19, 2022

How to apply

Admission

Applications are open until the program start date but are subject to change. 

  • Spring 2022 start: applications opened on June 14, 2022. 

Admission requirements

Successful completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 10C, Math 10-3, Pure Math 10, or Applied Math 10, AND,
  • English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2.

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

A pass mark in the SAIT Admission Examination (level 2) or equivalent is accepted in lieu of the above requirements.

Note: General Educational Development (GED) tests are not accepted in lieu of the admission requirements.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our  international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Pre-Employment Sheet Metal and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. 

Program Outline

Course Code Course Name Credits
HVAC-207 Indoor Air Quality 1.5
HVAC-208 Residential Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Drawings 3.0
HVAC-209 Residential Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Fabrication 3.0
HVAC-211 Residential Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Installations 3.0
PMKG-203 Simple Layout Development 1.5
SHMT-209 Sheet Metal Workplace Skills 3.0
Total Credits 15.0

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training
  • Rocky Mountain College

To learn more, visit Transfer Options.

Costs

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $6,206 $121 $- $- $6,327

Canada-Alberta Job Grant  This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $46
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $38
Student technology fee: $38
Saitsa fee: N/A

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: N/A
  • Dental Plan: N/A

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

Phone:  403.284.8367
Email: construction.preemp@sait.ca

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Construction
403.284.8367
construction.preemp@sait.ca

More programs you may like

  • Full Time
  • Blended
  • Apprenticeship
  • Ongoing
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Certificate
  • Closed for Winter 2021
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Apprenticeship
  • Ongoing
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Certificate
  • Open for Winter 2022
Browse all our construction and trades programs
mail envelope

Your journey starts here

Sign up to get important updates on:

  • Construction, transportation and manufacturing programs
  • Application information
  • Relevant news and events

Get important updates about our construction, transportation and manufacturing programs or want to learn more about this program?

Enter Your Search Term Here
Start typing to search SAIT.ca
 
REFINE RESULTS
Refine Results
 
 


Search results

Sait.ca Website Feedback


Hello, we'd love to hear your feedback about our website...

Would you like a response?*

Please answer the math question below.