School of Trades and Technology

Trades Fundamentals

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Build a solid foundation in the trades


Explore which trade is right for you while you gain the hands-on knowledge and skills required to continue your education in a Trades program or to start your future career in this diverse sector.

What You Learn

  • Motorcycle and Recreational Service
  • Introduction to Plumbing, Electrical Techniques and Carpentry
  • Welding Basics
  • AutoCAD
  • Machining Basics
  • Vehicle Lube and Maintenance Techniques

19 years or older, or OSSD or equivalent, or GED

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

MTH 108 Trades Calculations (1st 7 wks)
MPM 012 Motorcycle and Recreational Service (1st 7 wks)
PLB 010 Introduction to Plumbing (1st 7 wks)
ELE 001 Introduction to Electrical Techniques (2nd 7 wks)
CRP 010 Introduction to Carpentry (2nd 7 wks)

Semester 2

WLD 001 Welding Basics (1st 7 wks)
CAD 010 Introduction to AutoCAD (1st 7 wks)
PFN 100 Personal Finance (1st 7 wks)
MST 010 Machining Basics (2nd 7 wks)
MPM 003 Vehicle Lube and Maintenance Techniques (2nd 7 wks)
CMM 125 College Communications (2nd 7 wks)

2018-2019 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5
Ontario College Diploma

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.

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Please contact the Admissions Office if you have additional questions about the internal application process:

Admissions Office
705.474.7600 ext 5123