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Certificate of Achievement | Online

This certificate program, designed specifically for tradespersons, provides individuals the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial competencies and skills. Small businesses continue to show growth in today’s economy, providing tradespeople possessing a combination of trade and business knowledge, opportunities in this growth area. Within the program, focus is on key functional areas of business related to entrepreneurship including business planning, operations, innovation, marketing and finance as well as legal and ethical considerations.

Career Opportunities

  • Self-employment as a small business owner
  • Trade related fields such business managers, trades managers, and trade supervisors

Admissions

OSSD or Mature Student Status

If you are interested in completing the entire certificate program, please click here to sign up prior to registering for your courses.  See Program of Study or Course Delivery tabs to register for individual courses.

Graduation Timelines

Students can complete the Certificate of Completion in as little as one semester.  They are usually expected to complete their certificate within 60 months.

Other Important Information

Please see our resources page OR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for information regarding important dates, books, exams etc.

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Certificate Requirements

In order to obtain the Certificate of Completion, the following courses must be completed:

BUS 4320Operating a Trades Budget3
CON 1013Business Planning for Tradespersons3
CON 1014Marketing a Trades Business3
CON 1015Financial Processes in the Trades3
CON 1016Ethical & Legal Issues in the Trades3
CON 1017Emerging Trends and Innovation in Trades3

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Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

The total domestic tuition fees for each course is listed below.

CourseCreditsDomestic tuitionAncillary FeesTotal Domestic Fees
BUS 43203 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
CON 10133 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
CON 10143 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
CON 10153 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
CON 10163 credits$263.76$164*$427.76
CON 10173 credits$263.76$164*$427.76

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees for Part-time studies.

The asterix (*) denotes courses that are delivered through Ontario Learn and are subject to an additional $95.96 fee per course.  This fee is already calculated in the ancillary fees and total fees listed above.

Important Note: The tuition above denotes domestic tuition fees only.  International applicants should contact Pathways or Continuing Education for further information regarding the admissions process.

Course Delivery

The table below details course offerings over the current and next academic year.

Course2020-21 Academic Year2021-22 Academic Year
BUS 4320- 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
CON 1013 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
CON 1014 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
CON 1015 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
CON 1016 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY
CON 1017 - 3 creditsMAYSEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY

All courses are delivered online asynchronously.  Your professor shares learning resources and activities with you in a flexible way.  You are not expected to attend a class or login to your materials at a specific day or time.  You will, however, be responsible for meeting all course requirements, dates and deadlines as posted within the syllabus.

Although most courses have offerings in September, January and May, additional intakes may be offered monthly, please see the course registration page for specific intake dates.

Important Note: Cambrian College reserves the right to cancel the offering of courses in certain terms.  Please refer to your registration page for current semester options.

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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.

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