Trades Fundamentals

September 2022

Availability: Apply in early October 2021
Credential: Ontario College Certificate ( 2 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 06, 2022
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
Sem 1 Delivery:
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
$2,321.83 per semester*
$8,287.73 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below

The Trades Fundamentals pathway program provides a sampler of basic level construction and trades skills, while you earn course credit towards future trades studies.

Important program information for the 2021/2022 academic year

The chart below indicates the status of delivery for this program in upcoming academic terms. Please note that program delivery is subject to change based on government and public health requirements and the college's admissions policies.


Delivery Mode

On Campus Date

On Campus Reqs

Delivery Breakdown



January 10, 2022

3 days per week

Lectures online, Labs in Person.

Program Highlights

Explore the various skilled trades fields of study offered at Fleming College. Graduate with a better understanding of the types of careers available, and the best pathway to get there.

You will also improve your core mathematical, communications, and science skills, which will help you to be successful in any trades program you choose.

In this program you will learn to:

  • Select and safely operate the tools and equipment used by workers within the trades.
  • Solve routine technical problems by applying fundamental mathematics and scientific principles.
  • Assist in the interpretation and preparation of drawings, blueprints and other related documents and graphics.
  • Solve trades-related problems, using the appropriate tools.
  • Work safely and in accordance with applicable codes and regulations to enhance personal and public safety.
  • Develop a career plan for a specific trade or trades.

Trades Fundamentals Program Options

Upon successful completion of this Ontario College Certificate, you will have earned credit for first semester of the following programs, and can pathway into semester two of these Fleming College programs:

As well, you will have earned some transfer credits, reducing your program workload, if you choose to enter one of the following programs:

NEW! The program curriculum has been updated for the 2021-22 academic year to include new Math (MATH 151), Welding (MECH 386) and Culinary (CULN 136) courses. This will ensure you receive a broad range of trades training that will prepare you for further education or employment in a career of your choice.

Career Opportunities

If you seek employment directly after graduation from the Trades Fundamentals program, you would be employed at an entry level and would require further training to pursue a career in your chosen sector.

You can acquire more specialized skills and knowledge by completing another certificate or diploma, and increase your employment options. Since labour shortfalls in the skilled trades workforce are well-documented and recognized, pursuing a trades career offers strong options for employment.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Trades Fundamentals must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD with majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level including Gr 12 (E)English

Where Workplace level courses are listed, C, U and M courses will be accepted.

For programs requiring a majority of credits at the Workplace level, OLC4O will be counted as an acceptable English course.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Skillsmarker to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Technology Requirements

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

Tuition and Fees Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

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