Business and Entrepreneurship

Business Trades Management


This fully online College Certificate program, designed specifically for tradespersons, provides individuals the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the area of business management. Students examine functional areas of business related to marketing, finance, human resources, operations, planning as well as legal and ethical considerations. Through experiential learning, students develop essential practical skills needed to provide management within small businesses.

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

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

BTR205 Marketing a Trades Business  Register 
BTR210 Finance for the Trades  Register 
BTR215 Human Resources Management Register 
BTR220 Operating a Trades Business  Register 
BTR225 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Trades  Register 
BTR265 Business Planning for Tradespersons Register 


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

Students may also purchase textbooks from a source of their choice, but the ISBN must match.

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Please note that the learning outcomes for courses and programs in the Continuing Education department vary based on the course provider. Please contact the Continuing Education department with any questions: