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Considering a career in trades but not sure which to choose? Whether one is new to the job market or is considering a career change, this is an exciting opportunity to gain an overview of all recognized Alberta trades before making a decision. The job industry has high expectations of entry-level employees and as a result, the Co-operative Trades Orientation Program will allow students to gain a variety of skills that will assist them in meeting those expectations with confidence! Encompassed in this program, ample training is provided in basic shop practices, Fire Safety, First Aid, WHMIS, H2S and Safe Rigging Practices. Work placements in the job industry following 10 weeks of exemplary on-campus training will provide you with the technical training required to be successful in the industry. It will also give students an opportunity to show a potential employer that they have both a willingness to learn and a positive attitude that will make them a valuable employee. Co-operative Trades Orientation covers all recognized Alberta trades with emphasis on: Carpenter, Electrician, Millwright; Auto Body; Plumber; Parts Technician; Automotive Service Technician; Welder; Heavy Equipment Technician; and Motorcycle Mechanic. Equipment Technician, and Motorcycle Mechanic.
Students must have Grade 10 Math and English. Students who do not meet these requirements may be admitted on the basis of an admission assessment.
Although a High School Diploma is not required as a prerequisite for entrance into this program, students should be aware that some employers may require a High School Diploma as a prerequisite for employment.
Mature Student Admission
Admission as a mature student is possible if applicants been out of school for at least one year. If applicants are seeking admission as a mature student, they must submit a letter to the Registrar's Office outlining their education, experience, and reasons for pursuing the program.
Classroom and Study Hours:
Students will spend a total of 30 hours per week in class (approximately 60 percent classroom setting and 40 percent shop setting).
First Year (16 credits)
- TO105 Trades Related Studies (2)
- TO110 Trades Orientation (9)
- TO111 Trades Safety (2)
- TO120 CTO Theory (2)
- TO121 CTO Industry Shop Placement (1)
During the 5-week work experience placement, students will gain experience in working in a chosen trade. Any relocation expenses are the responsibility of the student.
Students must successfully complete all required courses in order to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement in Co-operative Trades Orientation. When students have completed all program requirements, they may apply to graduate.