Business - Trades
Program Code: BTRA (Part-Time) Length of Program: Two-Years Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma

Small businesses continue to show growth in today's economy, providing opportunities for tradespeople who possess a combination of trade and business knowledge. The Business-Trades online two-year Ontario College Diploma program gives tradespersons the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to plan and manage a business. The program emphasizes a core business curriculum focused on the management of a trades business. Students learn the basics of finance, marketing, operations and human resources as well as legal, ethical and planning considerations.

Please Note: This innovative program recognizes the prior learning and practical experience of qualified tradespersons. Existing graduates from apprenticeship programs may have the opportunity to gain advanced standing for courses in the first two semesters depending on their education and work experience.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or Mature Student Status
Apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification (as per Ontario College of Trades)

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates are well positioned to start their own trades-related business, to manage a small to medium-sized trades-related business, or use their newly developed skills and knowledge to improve their existing business. Employment may also exist in both the private and public sectors where strong leadership, management and entrepreneurship skills and the ability to adapt to change are highly desired. Those currently involved in a family-related business would be well positioned to lead or manage such enterprises.

Tuition Fees

Fees for this program are charged on a course-by-course basis. For individual course fees, please visit the course list and select a course.

Online course choices will have added software fees and book costs are not included in course fees unless otherwise stated.

Online Education