This programme is designed to produce skilled craftsmen with good knowledge of the application of the equipment,
materials, techniques and safety practices in Fabrication and Welding of metal projects.
On completion of the programme, the student should be able to:-
(1) Carry out gas welding and cutting jobs on all types of metals.
(2) Produce simple finished structural steel work projects with safety, using relevant equipment and techniques.
(3) Apply protective wetting against corrosion on finished metal projects.
(4) Market finished metal projects.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME:
The national Vocational Certificate (NVC) Fabrication and Welding programme is in flexible modular form,
and is structured to have three parts (i.e. NVC Part I, NVC Part II, and NVC Final) each taken in a span of
Each part incorporates six months intensive training in the school and three months of supervised industrial
work experience (SIWES).
In a 14 weeks term, 12 weeks will be for academic activities while 2 weeks will be for registration and
For a 40 hrs week, 6 hrs will be for core theory courses; 2 hrs General education courses and 32 hrs will be
The National Vocation Certificate Examination must be externally moderated. In grading the awards; theory
shall constitute- 20%, practical- 50% and SIWES- 30%.
On graduation, holders of NVC Final can work as self employed or independent certified technician in the industry.
A holder of the NVC Final can proceed to an Innovatioin center to earn a diploma (NID) in the same course.
Candidates with performance above average can obtain admission into the university or Polytechnics in Nigeria, USA, or Canada for further studies.