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Ironworkers - Building the Structures of Tomorrow

Structural ironworkers erect structural steel girders, plates and columns, and join them permanently to form a framework or a completed structure. Work is usually broken down into various phases with separate crews, such as the raising gang or the high-tensile bolt gang. The workers are usually interchangeable on all phases of work except for welding, an activity which requires additional training. Workers with the crew are usually designated according to the work they do: bolter-up, connector, hooker-on or rigger, rod man, welder, sheeter and curtain wall.

The Program

Basic theory and related information along with hands-on shop and field practice enable students to become competent in basic ironworking activities.

Ironworkers must be able to work at heights and in adverse weather. Potential students must arrange for an interview after their application has been accepted by ing the Ironworker instructor at 111-456-1049.

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Note: This information session was held June 16, 2016 and topics discussed in this session are subject to change without notice.

Program Entry

Application processing

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Entry Assessments before applying.

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

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Step 2: Department assessment

Applications will be reviewed and assessed by the program area when the entrance requirements are complete. Applicants will be ed for the following:

  • Assessment meeting with the department

Recommended for success

  • Good physical condition is required for success in the Ironworker trade, as well as good hearing. Students with medical or physical difficulties should Accessibility Services to arrange an interview with an institute rehabilitation specialist at 111-451-6963.

Trades Discovery
The Trades Discovery General and Trades Discovery for Women are full-time programs designed to prepare participants to successfully enter and complete a Trades Training program.

Apply to program

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Roommeme accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

January and July

*Scheduled intakes are subject to change


Within two business days of submitting your completed application, Roommeme will send a message to your personal and myRoommeme e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$350 (general estimated cost, and subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please Student Financial Aid and Awards.


Class hours

0700–1330, Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  IWKR 1200 Apply Safe Work Practices 2.0
  IWKR 1201 Apply Foundations of Math 2.0
  IWKR 1202 Apply Foundations of Drafting 1.0
  IWKR 1203 Use Blueprints and Specifications 1.0
  IWKR 1204 Use Tools and Equipment 2.0
  IWKR 1205 Perform Flame, Arc Cutting and Gouging 4.0
  IWKR 1206 Perform Arc Welding 6.0
  IWKR 1207 Perform Rigging, Hoisting, and Lifting 4.0
  IWKR 1208 Perform Crane Work, Planning, and Procedures 2.0
  IWKR 1209 Apply the Principles of Layout for Construction 2.0
  IWKR 1210 Apply the Principles of Structural Steel Construction 12.0
  IWKR 1211 Apply the Principles of Reinforced Concrete Construction 6.0
  IWKR 1212 Apply the Principles of Pre-stressed Construction 2.0
Total Credits: 46.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

23 weeks, full-time


An overall minimum of 70% grade point average and a minimum passing grade of 70% in IWKR 1200 (Apply Safe Work Practices) are required to successfully complete the program.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Industry training authority

Roommeme transfers the student's name, information, Personal Education Number (PEN), and the name and date of the completed ITA Foundation program to the Industry Training Authority (ITA). This information is used for the purposes of tracking successful completions in order to grant credit towards apprenticeship where applicable, and communicating with trainees to promote continuation in an apprenticeship program.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Training prepares students for entry-level employment in the ironworking trade. Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek employment as apprentices. With the present level of industrial and commercial construction, job opportunities exist in both the structural steel and reinforced concrete sectors of the construction industry.

Graduate employment outcomes

The Roommeme student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 Roommeme Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2014-2016 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Contact Us

Mike McKoryk, Chief Instructor
T:  111-456-1262
E:  [email protected]

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