1 Year - 2 Semesters
Ontario College Certificate
Campus: Sault Ste. Marie
Start Dates: Sep 2024
Program Code: 4005


Are you interested in the trades but aren`t sure which area you’re passionate about? If so, there’s no need to stress! The Pre-Trades and Technology program allows you to sample different skills and backgrounds while giving you a solid foundational year in trades and technology – in just one year.

This program lets you explore different career options and decide where the real you belongs. Get exposed to interesting and in-demand trades, including:

  • Welding
  • Electrical
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Millwright
  • Machine shop
  • Plumbing

The Pre-trades and Technology program is also used by students with an interest in skilled trades and technology but lacks the necessary pre-requisites to pursue a career path.

Ontario will face a shortage of about 100,000 skilled trade workers in the manufacturing and building sectors over the next 15 years. You are in-demand and on the right track to starting a career that was meant for you!

Requirements & Program Information

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or mature student status.

Career Path

Following your experience in the Pre-Trades and Technology program, you may choose to take one of Sault College`s certificate or diploma programs to deepen your knowledge and skills in a specific trade:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Techniques - Millwright or Machine Shop
  • Motive Power Technician - Advanced Repair
  • Motive Power Fundamentals - Automotive Repair or Heavy Equipment & Truck Repair
  • Metal Fabrication Technician or Welding Techniques
  • Electrical Engineering Technician and/or Technology
  • Construction Carpentry Techniques
  • Civil Engineering Technician

Fees & Costs


These fees are for the 2024-2025 academic year (year 1 of study), and are subject to change. Please visit your Student Portal to view your Schedule of Fees.


For more information, please contact Dean: Corey Meunier, (705) 759-2554 ext 2610, corey.meunier@saultcollege.ca

Take this one year certificate program and learn trades and technology hands-on.

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