Pre-Trades & Technology
Program Code: PTEC (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Certificate Starts: Sep (Open) Jan (Open)
Mobile Learning Program
Term 1 MTH-1063 Introduction to Mathematics (Part 1) CCT-1066 Safety, Tools and Materials JSS-1102 Career Exploration GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Select ONE of the following optional courses: OHS-1023 Occupational Health and Safety (optional) WEL-1123 Safety and Welding Basics (optional) ICS-1302 Fundamentals of Instrumentation (optional) WML-1204 Water Monitoring and Sampling (optional) OES-1013 Operating Engineering Studies I (optional) Term 2 COM-1113 Workplace Communications MTH-1055 Introduction to Mathematics PHY-1024 Physics SDV-1022 Student Success and Life Skills Select ONE of the following optional courses: ELE-1065 Electric Circuits I (optional) - OR - IMT-1233 Introduction to Pumps, Machines and Piping (optional) - OR - BIO-1055 Introduction to Biology (optional) - OR - CHM-1005 Basic Chemistry (optional) - OR - HVA-2043 Welding and Pipefitting

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.

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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

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:

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

Tuition Fees
Breakdown of fees for

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Technology & Trades
519-542-7751 ext 2436

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