Trades Entrepreneurship (TREN)
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.
- Self-employment as a small business owner
- Trade related fields such business managers, trades managers, and trade supervisors
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.
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
In order to obtain the Certificate of Completion, the following courses must be completed:
|BUS 4320||Operating a Trades Budget||3|
|CON 1013||Business Planning for Tradespersons||3|
|CON 1014||Marketing a Trades Business||3|
|CON 1015||Financial Processes in the Trades||3|
|CON 1016||Ethical & Legal Issues in the Trades||3|
|CON 1017||Emerging Trends and Innovation in Trades||3|
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
The total domestic tuition fees for each course is listed below.
|Course||Credits||Domestic tuition||Ancillary Fees||Total Domestic Fees|
|BUS 4320||3 credits||$263.76||$164*||$427.76|
|CON 1013||3 credits||$263.76||$164*||$427.76|
|CON 1014||3 credits||$263.76||$164*||$427.76|
|CON 1015||3 credits||$263.76||$164*||$427.76|
|CON 1016||3 credits||$263.76||$164*||$427.76|
|CON 1017||3 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.
The table below details course offerings over the current and next academic year.
|Course||2020-21 Academic Year||2021-22 Academic Year|
|BUS 4320- 3 credits||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|CON 1013 - 3 credits||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|CON 1014 - 3 credits||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|CON 1015 - 3 credits||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|CON 1016 - 3 credits||MAY||SEPTEMBER, JANUARY, MAY|
|CON 1017 - 3 credits||MAY||SEPTEMBER, 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.
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.