Pre-Trades & Technology


Program Information

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 career path they’ve chosen. 

In just two terms, students are introduced to careers and programs in the skilled trades, as well as the two and three-year technician and technology program offerings. In addition, students will obtain guidance toward reaching their own personal goals and career paths, and can upgrade their knowledge and skills in subjects such as chemistry and math, that may have previously prevented them from applying for their desired programs.

One course, in each of the two terms, can be chosen from a list of options. Students, therefore have the opportunity to take diploma level courses to learn more about the career of interest to them, while they earn advanced credits in a diploma program. 

Students may enter this program in either the fall or winter term.

Please 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 Pre-Trades & Technology at Lambton College will receive 10 bonus marks towards their admission 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.

Device Requirements

This program requires a mobile device (laptop or tablet).

See full device requirements.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 11 Mathematics 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 subjects 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.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates are able to transfer into trades, technician, and technology diploma programs at Lambton College and other Ontario colleges.

The trades programs students may apply to after completing this program include:

  • Construction Carpentry Techniques;
  • Renovation Construction Technician;
  • Electrical Techniques; and, 
  • Welding Techniques.

The technician and technology programs to which students may apply after completing this program include:

  • Chemical Production & Power Engineering Technology;
  • Power Engineering Technology;
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology/Technician;
  • Millwright Mechanical Technician;
  • Environmental Technician – Water & Wastewater Systems Operations;
  • Electrical Power Distribution & Control Technician;
  • Chemical Lab Technician; and,
  • Workplace Safety & Prevention.

Technology & Trades
519-542-7751 ext 2436


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