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School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START)
In as little as 16 months, you can acquire the knowledge required to construct energy efficient and environmentally responsible residential buildings and perform a wide range of carpentry tasks and obtain the skills required to upgrade existing buildings. [...]
In only eight months, you can gain the theoretical and practical skills needed to work in the construction industry, particularly in the field of hoisting including the basics of crane (and other related equipment) safety, maintenance and operation. This includes the opportunity to gain hands-on skills on crane simulators and real […]
As an Electrical Technician student, you will learn the fundamentals of electrically based technologies and how to assemble, install, test and calibrate electrical testing equipment. This program will focus on the skills required to install and maintain current industrial, electrical and electronic systems, including […]
In the Electrical Techniques program you will learn to assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings and related documents and how to analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
This two-semester program focuses on specialized studies in the fields of natural gas and propane. The core curriculum is standardized and accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the industry’s regulatory body […]
The core curriculum of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC) program is standardized and accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the industry’s regulatory body. As a student in this program you will focus […]
This two-year program is the only of its kind in Ontario. Students hoping to become apprentices will gain foundational knowledge with industry terms and hands-on experience
This program will prepare you to become a maintenance mechanic or technician by exposing you to the manufacturing, production and maintenance needs of several different industries. You will develop skills in the theory and practice of machine fabrication and maintenance procedures with an emphasis on the installation, service […]
As a student in the Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing program, you will learn basic skills and how to install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution, all while using the most contemporary equipment within state-of-the-art facilities […]
This program will give you the skills and training required to pursue a variety of careers in the transportation and automotive fields. As a graduate, you will be prepared to enter the motive power trades with highly skilled trade qualifications and essential business communication, marketing and interpersonal skills. Successful […]
Upon graduation you will be knowledgeable in energy conversion and have access to worldwide power engineering opportunities including overseeing and maintaining equipment involved in the process of heat generation and utilization. You will be introduced to all aspects of power plant operation […]
Renewable energy technicians are part of the rapidly growing field of renewable, sustainable and alternative energy solutions. You will receive a basic exposure to traditional energy consuming systems followed by a solid foundation in the operation of renewable energy systems including solar and wind power and ground source [...]
Do you want a career in the lucrative skilled trades industry but are not sure where to start? You will spend just eight months gaining exposure and experience in a variety of areas designed to help you choose a skilled trade or apprenticeship program. You will obtain the solid foundation [...]
This two-year program will provide students with exceptional welding skills sought by employers in the structural, pressure vessel and manufacturing industries. […]