Structural Steel Management and Detailing

Program Details

Credential: 2-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

This intensive 16-month graduate certificate program builds on a prior degree or diploma to prepare students with specialized training in the detailing, supply, fabrication, coordination, management, and installation of steel structures.

The curriculum is directly related to industry standards and working conditions with challenging projects encompassing design development using CAD and Building Information Modelling (BIM), building code requirements, specifications, product sourcing, estimating, and project management. The learning environment is founded on project-based learning principles and includes discussion groups, seminars, field trips and practical assignments in which students also develop detailed analytical and communication skills necessary for working in the structural steel industry.

This program is sponsored by the Steel Plus Network (SPN) and the Canadian Institute for Steel Construction (CISC).

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Structural Steel Management and Detailing
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - April) Spring (May - Aug.)
Year 1   Classes Classes
Year 2 Work Term Classes  

Work Term Capabilities



Sample Job Titles

Steel Detailer; Structural Steel Drafter-Detailer; Estimator; Coordinator; Production Manager - Steel Fabrication; Production Manager - Structural Metal and Platework Fabricator; Purchasing and Procurement Specialist, Structural Steel; Inspector, Structural Steel; Steel Project Manager, Project Manager

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

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