Trades Fundamentals

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Train hands-on with industry standard tools


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2022, 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

MPM012 Motorcycle & Recreational Service (1st 7 weeks)
PLB010 Intro to Plumbing (1st 7 weeks)
ELE001 Intro to Electrical Techniques (2nd 7 weeks)
CRP010 Intro to Carpentry (2nd 7 weeks)
MTH108 Trades Calculations

Semester 2

WLD001 Welding Basics (1st 7 weeks)
SLD100 Solidworks I (1st 7 weeks)
PFN100 Personal Finance (1st 7 weeks) (In Class)
MST010 Machining Basics (2nd 7 weeks)
MPM003 Vehicle Lube and Maintenance Techniques (2nd 7 weeks)
CMM125 College Communications (2nd 7 weeks)

2022-23 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1290.98 - - $4011.22

2022-23 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1870.98 - - $15973.06

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

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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