Ontario College Certificate in Trades Fundamentals
The Trades Fundamentals pathway program provides a sampler of basic level construction and trades skills, while you earn course credit towards future trades studies.
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:
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.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.
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.