The Pre-Trades & Technology Ontario College Certificate program is designed to assist those who are interested in a technical career but have yet to decide which one, or lack the necessary prerequisites for the one they’ve chosen.
In just two semesters (8 months), students are introduced to careers and programs in both the skilled trades and in the two and three year technician and technology fields. Students are given exposure to the various programs available as well as guidance to reach their own personal goals and career paths. In addition, students can upgrade their skills in subjects which have previously prevented them from applying for their desired programs.
The trades programs for which students may apply for after completing this program include:
- General Carpenter
- Renovation Construction Technician
- Electrical Techniques
- General Machinist
- Welding Techniques
The technician and technology programs for which students may apply for after completing this program include:
- Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology
- Power Engineering Technology
- Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology/Technician
- Millwright Mechanical Technician
- Environmental Technician – Water and Wastewater Systems Operations
- Electrical Engineering Technician – Power Distribution & Control
- Workplace Safety & Prevention Technician
Note: Completion of the Pre-Trades and Technology certificate does not guarantee entrance into any program at Lambton College. Applicants in highly competitive programs are ranked. Applicants who have successfully completed a pre-program at Lambton College will receive 10 bonus marks in their ranking.
Where there is intent to prepare for entry into a technology-related program at other colleges, please seek advice from those colleges regarding acceptance of credits from Lambton College.
Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.
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O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 Mathematics M, C or U
Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English and Math. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
Our graduates are able to transfer into trades, technician, and technology diploma programs at Lambton College and other Ontario colleges.