Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne
Want a career in a skilled trade or the engineering technology field but don't know which profession to pursue? Or are you missing an admission requirement or need to improve your grades for pre-requisite courses to gain admission into a full-time program? Cambrian's Pre-Trades/Technology program is a great first step to explore career options and to brush up on your math and science skills.
In this program, you'll learn the basic fundamentals of work safety, measuring instruments, and hand/power tools. Class projects, such as small engine repair, combined with practical courses in technology, math, English, and computers provide a strong foundation to pursue subsequent postsecondary programs.
Successful graduates are eligible to apply to a number of programs offered through Cambrian College's School of Skills Training and the Schools of Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies. The Pre-Trades/Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to Cambrian College Trades and Technology programs.
Successful completion of the Pre-Trades/Technology program also provides students who have obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, but lack key English and math prerequisites, to be eligible to apply to other Cambrian College programs that have these requirements.
- 1 year – 2 semesters
- Combination of theory and hands-on work in labs and trades shops
- Opportunity to shadow students in your program of interest
- A minimum of 10% of seats in Cambrian's Skills Training and Engineering Technology programs are reserved for Pre-Trades/Technology grads who meet admission requirements
This program may also be offered through the West Bay campus (program code PTWB). For further information, please contact Judy Proux at (705) 368-3194.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status.
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
Fall Term Start
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.
Program of Study
Every academic year, students are required to successfully complete an online Student Safety Regulations and General Safety Standards course. This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.
|ENG 1182||Reading Skills: Trades/Technology||3|
|MTH 1172||Mathematics for Trades Tech. I||4|
|PRT 1000||Applied Technology I 1||4|
|PRT 1009||Exploring Careers in Trades 1||4|
|PRT 1115||Computers in Pre-Trades Tech I||3|
|SCI 1003||Applied Science 1||2|
|ELN 1001||Introductory Electronics 1||2|
|ENG 1002||College Communications||3|
|MTH 1272||Mathematics for Trades Tech. II||4|
|PRT 1001||Applied Technology II 1||4|
|PRT 1002||Computers for Technology||3|
|PRT 1003||Physics for Trades and Tech||3|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Issues and Ethics in Science||3|
Course with Lab Component
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.
Books & Supplies
The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 for the 2016-2017 Academic year is approximately $1,350. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.