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Motorcycle and Spyder Training

Our popular and highly rated motorcycle courses have helped hundreds of people over the years become better, safer riders.

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Courses in Motorcycle and Spyder Training

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Motorcycle and Spyder Courses

Motorcycle: Orientation (RECR107)

Discover, if motorcycle riding is your passion. This three hour Canada Safety Council approved course introduces you to the basics of riding a motorcycle. All three hours are spent on our bikes, allowing you to gain an understanding of the basics of riding, and dispel any concerns about operating a motorcycle. No M1 license required.

Monday (6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Monday (6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Motorcycle Training (RECR067)

For new riders or those who want to develop their skills. Learn the basics of motorcycle riding, manoeuvring, collision avoidance skills, and defensive driving techniques. At the end of the course, you are tested for your "M2" class licence on the bike you have learned on (valid "M1" permit required prior to taking the course). A helmet, heavy jacket, gloves, slacks and leather footwear are necessary. Graduates may qualify for insurance premium discounts and shorten the time required before you can test for the "M" exit test. Prerequisite: M1 permit; 16 years of age or older. (Riders under 18 must have a completed parental consent form before the start of class or your parent must be at the class to sign the form.)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

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Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

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Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Friday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Motorcycle M2 Exit Course (RECR068)

For the experienced street rider who wants to make the most of their riding skills, gain a permanent licence, and learn safety management techniques. Come WITH YOUR MOTORCYCLE AND BE READY TO RIDE. There will be a practical skills evaluation period included in the first class. A permanent "M" license will be issued once you pass this course, as per recognition of this course as by the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario. Prerequisite: Possession of an "M2" graduated license for a minimum of 18 months.

Friday (6:30pm - 10:30pm) · Saturday, Sunday (7:00am - 5:00pm)

Friday (6:30pm - 10:30pm) · Saturday, Sunday (7:00am - 5:00pm)

Friday (6:30pm - 10:30pm) · Saturday, Sunday (7:00am - 5:00pm)

Friday (6:30pm - 10:30pm) · Saturday, Sunday (7:00am - 5:00pm)

Friday (6:30pm - 10:30pm) · Saturday, Sunday (7:00am - 5:00pm)

Motorcycle Refresher Course (RECR033)

For experienced motorcyclists who hold a current M or M2 license. Spend 2 hours in-class and six hours on-bike to brush up on your riding and defensive driving skills. Use our bike (or your own if currently licensed & insured) and bring a helmet, gloves, a heavy jacket and boots that cover the ankles (no running shoes). You will receive a certificate of competence for insurance requirements upon successful completion.

Wednesday, Thursday (6:00pm - 10:00pm)

Motorcycle: Can-Am Spyder Training Program (RECR144)

If you love the fun and adventure of riding a motorcycle, but want more stability than two wheels can offer, the Can-Am Spyder is your answer to cruising the open road. Learn to ride this stylish 3-wheeler safely and complete your M2M licence test. We will start with in-class instructions, then spend a full day in our dedicated training area learning and practicing safe riding techniques. The Spyders are provided. If you are considering purchasing a Spyder, or if you just want to test it out, this course allows you to learn safe riding techniques while getting your licence. IMPORTANT NOTE: A valid M1 license is required to take this course.

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Interior Design

Interior Design: Illustration and Media-Digital (ARTS2145)

Interior Design: Practise using three-dimensional modelling software to create realistic perspectives and rendered floor plans for interior spaces. Topics include: exporting models and perspectives into popular rendering software, adding material and lighting effects to designs, importing drawings into an online world of material samples and furniture, and creating realistic animations that can be exported as movie files and viewed online. You will use a variety of free software and online resources as part of the course.

Interior Materials and Surfaces (ARTS2327)

Flooring, paint, wallpaper, moldings and other materials are the products used to create style and enhance the home. Examine the merits of current products used in different interior environments. What works well in one setting may be a disaster in another. You will learn how to calculate the amount of product needed for a space and how to properly install them. Other topics: ceiling styles, countertops, trim and moldings and the correct tools needed to complete each job. Prior learning highly recommended: Introduction to Interior Decorating; Floor Plans, Space Planning and Presentations.

Introduction to Interior Decorating (ARTS2243)

You will study the basic principles and elements of design, the importance of room decor and the major categories of style types. Discover the types of career options in the field of design, the components of a professional portfolio and client needs assessments. Basic knowledge of floor plans, window treatments, lighting, colour schemes and styles will be examined and implemented in a colour board presentation at the culmination of the course.

Sales & Business Practices for Interior Decorating (BUSN208)

Explore the skills required to successfully operate an interior decorating business. Focus on client consultation, sourcing, selling, operational management and financial management. Learn to develop your own business plan, which provides exposure to market research, marketing strategies and financial planning. Communication and interpersonal skills as well as professionalism are emphasized.

Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms (ARTS2426)

After a look at the history and influence of kitchen and bathroom designs, study the basics of cabinet styles, lighting requirements, appliances and current trends. Through learning minimum space requirements, counter and backsplash options, and work triangles, achieve a practical and functional application to planning these important rooms. Take this course after ARTS2323 (Space Planning and Presentations) and ARTS2147 (Interior Design: Colour and Application) in this series.

Fabrics and Window Treatments (ARTS2328)

Learn to select appropriate and functional window treatments for home decor. You will learn the history of both natural and synthetic fabrics, how they are manufactured and used in today's decorating industry, and understand the pros and cons of multiple kinds of materials available in the current market. You will discuss the trends in both soft and hard style treatments, how to measure and calculate several basic styles to complete particular window treatments to give you confidence to work with clients in this area of decorating.

Floor Plans, Space Planning and Presentations (ARTS2323)

Use methods, concepts and theories of Interior Design to understand and develop floor plans and read blue prints. You will be drawing room dimensions and wall elevations to scale, as well as learning to identify blue print symbols. Through hands on assignments and practice you will be experimenting with furniture layouts, room settings and creating presentation boards that will enhance your knowledge of standard industry measurements and space planning techniques Participants should have taken ARTS2242 (Introduction to Interior Decorating) prior to this or have a strong knowledge of interior design concepts and theories.

Fundamentals of CAD, Interior Design (ARTS2429)

Explore the fundamentals of AutoCAD for Windows. Examine the industry standards of interior design to produce a partial set of drawings of floor plans and elevations. Consider the differences between drawings for client presentations and contractor installations. Through online content, interactive follow-along videos, and practical exercises, students draw, manage, modify, annotate, and export drawings of floor plans and elevations. Software requirement: AutoCAD for Windows.

Fundamentals of Lighting (ARTS2329)

Explore trends and styles for various decor in order to determine minimum lighting requirements in various rooms of the home. Identify options such as florescent, track, halogen and incandescent, and their appropriate uses in relation to room requirements, style and client needs. Examine and discuss a wide variety of accessories and their contributions to decor in specific situations through a variety of design assignments.

History of Furniture and Accessories (ARTS2420)

Explore the historical furniture styles of France, England, and Early America which are related to the contemporary reproductions and adaptations of furniture styles today. Learn to identify and evaluate the differences between original pieces of furniture and current reproductions. Combine these studies with historical colour and fabric trends to recommend suitable options for a given decor concept.

Interior Decorating: Advanced (ARTS2425)

This is a culmination of all the knowledge gained in the previous Interior Decorating courses in this series. Code of Ethics, career opportunities, supplier resources, and a professional approach to the decorating industry will be discussed. There will be a review of basic knowledge from previous courses in this series, while adding accessibility considerations to the home. A final project due at the end of the semester will complete a professional portfolio.

Interior Design: Colour & Application (ARTS2147)

Learn about the most influential elements of design, through the use of colour and its application. Study the principles of colour in relation to psychology and design communications and learn how this theory relates to physical space and the world around them. Cover an historical period of colour trends, interior space, pop culture and its political influences, colour is studied from a practical world perspective.

Interior Design: Design Basics for Interior Decorating (ARTS2146)

With an emphasis on interior design, this introductory course presents the foundations of design. Topics include the principles and elements of design and the tools of visual design. Students will learn how to apply the right combination of these to design projects that visually communicate ideas in an effective manner.

Construction Trade Management

Business Planning for Tradespeople (BUSN206)

An ever-growing demand for skilled trades results in great market opportunities for tradespersons. One of the important skills gaps identified amongst tradespersons is the lack of business acumen and entrepreneurial skills. This course focuses on the tradesperson as an entrepreneur, guiding students through the steps of researching and developing a business plan at a level that is ready to implement, including marketing, operational and financial components in addition to evaluating the viability of business ideas.

Construction Industry (CNST210)

Explore the breadth of the construction industry and develop a deeper knowledge of all the factors that impact the industry. While attention is paid to the economic influence of the industry, students increase their awareness of various stakeholders who are routinely involved in construction projects. An introduction to the 2010 National Model Construction Code, Ontario Building Code Act 2002, Ontario Building Code 2006 and related government regulations and policies is provided.

Construction Contract Bid Mgmt (CNST091)

Overseeing a construction process requires knowledge in site management, material ordering, scheduling and cost control processes. Gain the basic knowledge of General Contracting and estimating, additional understanding of Tender Documents for all project types and knowledge of computerized estimating and unit price control. We will also examine the roles in an estimating team and importance of bid management.

Construction Contracts and Documents (CNST206)

As projects become more complex it is important that all the parties involved (owner, architect, engineer(s) and general contractor construction) have a proper understanding of contract documents and their relationship to the entire project. This understanding of contract documents is essential to prevent or minimize disputes and claims, which can be very costly. This course is an introduction to the documents that form a construction contract. The course builds upon the principles of law and introduces the most commonly used standard forms of construction contracts issued by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee and the Canadian Construction Association. Basic building law, contractual responsibilities and obligations are explored.

Construction Drawings and Methods (CNST070)

This introduction to construction drawings and methods provides a useful foundation for those who are would like to continue their studies in managing a construction project or estimating its cost. We will go over basic blueprint reading and common methods of construction, from soil excavation to roof design and discuss legal concepts of building/planning codes and statutes. You will gain a foundation of residential/commercial construction principles, and codes in practice today. Prerequisite: A sound mathematics and English background as well as a good understanding of MS Word are important for success in this course.

Construction Job Site Management (CNST170)

Develop skills in jobsite administration and documentation, layout, set up, supervision, and safety. Contract types and the Construction Lien Act will be discussed along with a review of the programs that are available to help in managing the jobsite. Participants will require an existing knowledge of materials estimating and methods.

Construction Health & Safety (CNST209)

Increase your knowledge of legislative codes and other regulatory requirements that govern safety on construction sites. Students will learn essential skills and knowledge required for a project manager to minimize lost person hours and maximize efficiency, by evaluating and ensuring a safe working environment.

Successful businesses not only respond to their current customer needs, but often anticipate future trends and use innovation to develop new ideas, products or services. The future of skilled trades will be shaped by emerging trends such as sustainability, new entrants to the skilled trades and applied research and development as well as skills shortages driven by demographics and economic factors. Learn to analyze emerging trends within your field with the help of case studies, research reports, online collaborative tools and creative thinking methods. Develop the ability to continually improve the day-to-day operations and long-term sustainability of a trades business.

Operating a trades business involves many legal and ethical issues. This course will provide participants with a foundation for understanding and improving their ethical position as a trades business owner including how to make tough yet ethical choices within the pressures of competition. Using current events, case studies, and discussions; participants will explore their personal integrity threshold, and determine the impact of their decisions on business results. Participants will further examine legal consideration in the operation of a trades business such as legislative, contractual and municipal obligation. Selected case studies from the trades will be used throughout this course.

Financial Processes in the Trades (FINA021)

Explore a financial toolkit specifically designed with the entrepreneurial Journeyperson in mind. Study common business taxation dilemmas faced by those operating their own businesses or for those serving in a managerial role. Although the focus is on practicality of use, the goal is for the Journeyperson to acknowledge and embrace the usefulness of the learning. Comprehending the logic behind appropriate project pricing and time to completion charting can be the difference between profit and loss. This course also introduces the simplicities of an IPO and the complexities of the risk and return correlation.

Introduction to Cost Estimating (CNST076)

This course is intended to explain the process of construction estimating from the contract documents to the methods of measuring material quantities used in general contracting offices. This will enable the student to understand the position of estimator within the business of construction management both in the contractor and sub-contractor's world. The course will concentrate on 'taking-off' methods of materials using simple residential and commercial exercises. Prerequisite: Basic Construction Methods and Technology.

Marketing a Trades Business (MKTG144)

Marketing a trades business, such as plumbing, automotive service, heating and cooling repair, electrical contracting and carpentry can present some unique challenges. Gain an overview of selected marketing theory and engage in practical exercises to learn how to improve a trades business though proven marketing strategies. Through a self-analysis exercise and a competitive analysis, determine where you fit into your market. The importance of networking and referrals will be emphasized. Explore various messaging and media options that resonate best with trades customers and develop a streamlined plan of action to promote your services.

Material Estimating and Methods (CNST090)

Discover a proven method of cost estimating that will help you determine material quantities and unit cost for a complete commercial project. Utilizing the excel spreadsheet from the previous course CNST076 (Introduction to Cost estimating) and embarking on the industry software 'Timberline', the participants will be able to use the documents created in the workplace. Cost estimating will be the focus of this course. The build-up and calculations of unit costs for materials, labour and equipment by extension to your 'takeoff' job estimates will be the fundamental part of this course.

Operating a Trades Business (MGMT288)

Gain an understanding of the issues and unique facets related to the operation of a trades business. Using a business simulation scenario, you will go through all the stages of operating and maintaining a trades-based business, including planning, research, legal considerations, and day-to-day operation.


Study in your own home, your workplace, or at one of our locations at your own pace to complete this certification. Perfect for rounding out a resume or updating your staff on current legislation and safety information. (Internet and audio-enabled computer required). NOTE: Please call the Continuing Education Office to register.

Working at Heights Certification (CNST211)

This Ministry of Labour approved training program is mandated for all workers having the potential of working at heights. It focuses on safe work practices to eliminate injuries and accidents while working at heights. You will gain hazard awareness and fall protection training both in classroom theory and practical experience in a simulation lab.

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Ontario Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness (MGMT230)

Complete the basic health and safety awareness training program that all supervisors in Ontario must take in order to meet the new Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulations of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which came into force for employers on July 1, 2014. Training is completed online, and a certificate issued upon completion.

Condominium Management

Condominium Law (LAWS309)

Examine the legislative framework surrounding the creation, operation and management of condominium corporations in Ontario. Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 amends the Condominium Act, 1998 and introduces the licensing of condominium managers under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA). Explore a range of issues affecting condominium corporations in Ontario, including consumer protection, management contracts, dispute resolution and both recent and anticipated legislative reforms. Students will also be introduced to the major players in the condominium world, including various administrative authorities and regulators. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four compulsory courses which are the educational requirements for a general licence under the Condominium Management Services Act.

Condominium Administration and Human Relations (MGMT275)

Examine the information, knowledge and skills required for effective condominium management. Build on the knowledge gained in the Condominium Law course through the application of the Condominium Act, including amendments made in Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 and other legislation in day-to-day operations. Topics: the development of a condominium, the first year, preparing for and managing Board and General meetings, contracting, staff management, condominium insurance, communication, writing and negotiation, ethics, dispute resolution and conflict avoidance. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four compulsory courses which are the educational requirements for a general licence under the Condominium Management Services Act.

Physical Building Management (CNST208)

Explore the physical aspects of the total site, and how to get the most economical life out of the common elements through good maintenance practices. Examine residential condominium structures, proactive and predictive maintenance, appropriate management practices for effective day-to-day building management, and the handling of emergency situations. Investigate heating, air conditioning, ventilation, electricity, building envelope, plumbing systems, life safety systems, elevators, performance audits and reserve fund studies, and grounds-keeping from a condominium management perspective. Determine when to call in professionals and how to work with them, problem-solve within the physical building environment, and effectively communicate issues and solutions to the Board. Review the basics of condominium manager licensing so that managers are aware of their obligations under the Condominium Management Services Act. As of November 1, 2017, this is one of the four compulsory courses which are the educational requirements for a general licence under the Condominium Management Services Act.

Financial Planning for Condominium Managers (FINA020)

Gain a thorough understanding of the financial management of condominium corporations. Topics include: the accounting process, financial administration, general ledger and coding, financial statements, presenting financial statements to the Board, understanding and preparing budgets, reserve funds, the audit, investing and borrowing. Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is required. Completion of this course with a minimum grade of 60% is a prerequisite to writing the Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) examination set by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.

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