Business Trades

Accreditation: Ontario College Diploma


Important ! Program Information:

This program will no longer be offered after May 2021. To ensure you complete your certificate requirements before the deadline, please contact

This innovative and provincially-collaborative program is a fully online two-year Ontario College Diploma, providing tradespersons who possess their Certificate of Qualification within their trade with the opportunity to develop business related skills necessary to plan and manage a business. Laddering opportunities exist for those possessing College Certificates in Trades Management, Trades Leadership or Trades Entrepreneurship.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

*Semesters 1 and 2 not currently offered. Eligible Apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification holders are able to register for Semester 3. Please contact the Continuing Education department for further details.

Apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification (as per Ontario College of Trades).

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes