Trades Fundamentals

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Train hands-on with industry standard tools


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, Commerce Court – North Bay

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 provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

WLD 001 Welding Basics (1st 7 weeks)
SLD 100 Solidworks I (1st 7 weeks)
PFN 100 Personal Finance (1st 7 weeks) (In Class)
MST 010 Machining Basics (2nd 7 weeks)
MPM 003 Vehicle Lube and Maintenance Techniques (2nd 7 weeks)
CMM 125 College Communications (2nd 7 weeks)

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: September Start

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: January Start

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

2021-2022 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24

2021-2022 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

You will also need:

  • Work Boots - apx. $60.00
  • Coveralls - apx. $5.00-43.00
  • Safety Glasses - apx. $11.00
  • 16’ Imperial Tape Measure - apx. $20.00
  • Speed Square - apx. $15.00

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

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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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