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College Technology and Trade Preparation

Available as a one-year program

Explore a range of skilled trades while you consider your career options. Develop a solid foundation of skills that will prepare you for success at college, and earn credits that can be applied towards your future program of choice.
  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Certificate

  • Start Date

    September entry

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Find your career

Get the skills you need to enter a college program in the skilled trades with confidence! With further study, graduates can prepare for a wide array of careers in:

  • Electrical and industrial automation
  • Residential construction and renovation
  • Manufacturing and maintenance planning
  • Welding and inspection
  • Automotive service and repair

Is it for you?

This program is designed for students who:

  • Are interested in the skilled trades but aren't sure where to start
  • Enjoy hands-on learning
  • Like taking things apart to discover how they work

Experiential learning

This program will allow you to explore your options and earn college credits while you try out a range of skilled trades:

  • Experience various trades with introductory courses in Electrical Engineering, Welding, Automotive/Motive Power, Construction Renovation, and Manufacturing/Mechanical Techniques
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience with the latest equipment and techniques in Loyalist’s state-of-the-art Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre
  • Earn industry certificates in the program, including First Aid and CPR, WHMIS, High Lift and Fall Arrest certification
  • Trades are introduced over two semesters, allowing you time to develop solid skills and evaluate your opportunities
  • Hands-on learning is supported by courses in mathematics and communications in both semesters, ensuring the skills for success in future college diploma programs, or employment in entry-level positions
  • Learn in small classes from dedicated faculty who are industry leaders in their field

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