Program Information

The Trades - Entrepreneurship online certificate program is designed specifically for qualified tradespersons, allowing these individuals the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial competencies and skills. Small businesses continue to show growth in today’s economy, providing opportunities to tradespeople possessing a combination of trade and business knowledge.

Within the program, focus is on key functional areas of business related to entrepreneurship including business planning, operations, innovation, marketing and finance as well as legal and ethical considerations.

Through experiential learning, students develop essential practical skills needed to improve existing and develop new small businesses.

The curriculum is taken directly from the existing online diploma program, Business Trades, and is fully transferable into this program for students wishing to continue their studies.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or Mature Student Status

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes and be out of secondary school for at least  one year. Mature applicant testing is available in the counselling office. The test(s) will demonstrate equivalency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact 519-542-7751 ext 3412.

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English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
- or -
IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first term of study.
Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test
Successfully completed 2 years of secondary and/or post-secondary education in Canada or any English speaking country

If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Course List

Program Maps

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

You will need to login with your C# and password in order to access your program map.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program may elect self-employment as a small business owner or find employment in the trades-related fields as business managers, trades managers as well as trades operator.

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