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Considering a career in trades but not sure what to choose? Whether you're new to the job market or considering a career change, this is your opportunity to gain an overview of all 51 Alberta trades before making your decision. Industry has a high expectations of entry-level employees. You'll gain a variety of skills in Co-operative Trades Orientation to assist you in meeting these expectations. Training is provided in basic shop practices, Fire Safety, Level 1 First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, H2S Alive and Safe Rigging Practices. Work Placements in industry will give you technical training in this program. It will also give you an opportunity to show a potential employer that you have both a willingness to learn and a positive attitude that will make you a valuable employee. Co-Operative Trades Orientation covers all 51 Alberta trades including: Carpenter, Electrician, Millwright, Auto Body, Plumber, Parts Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Welder, Heavy 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 you've been out of school for at least one year. If you are seeking admission as a mature student, you must submit a letter to the Registrar's Office outlining your 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 (12 credits)
- TO105 Trades Related Studies (1.5)
- TO110 Trades Orientation (6)
- TO111 Trades Safety (1.5)
- TO120 CTO Theory (1.5)
- TO121 CTO Industry Shop Placement (1.5)
During the 8-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 you have completed all program requirements, please apply to graduate.