About this Program

  • Length:37 Weeks Full-Time
  • Class Location:Welland Campus
  • Starts In:April 2017
  • Credential:Certificate of Achievement
  • Pre-Apprenticeship



Please be advised that the curriculum you have selected is for a past or future term. The remaining information on this website is reflective of the most recent intake term, unless stated otherwise.

Term one (2017 Winter)
Code Course Name Credits
ENSD1090 Pre-Apprenticeship Communications - ACE 0
MASD1091 Pre-Apprenticeship Core Mathematics - ACE 0
MASD1092 Pre-Apprenticeship Technical Mathematics - ACE 0
STDV1093 Pre-Apprenticeship Self Management and Self Direction 0
CPLN1119 Job Readiness 0
MECH1014 Pre-Apprenticeship Health and Safety 3
MECH1018 Pre Apprenticeship Mechanical Repair Technologies 0
MECH1019 Pre-Apprenticeship Introduction to Machining Processes 0
WELD1018 Pre-Apprenticeship Introduction to Welding Processes 3
Term two (2017 Spring)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1150 Trade Theory 5
APPR1151 Trade Practical 6
APPR1152 Applied Trade Calculations 2
APPR1153 Engineering Drawings 2
Term three (2017 Fall)
Code Course Name Credits
PRAC1010 Work Placement 0

Admission Requirements

  • Attendance at a mandatory information session.
  • Application and follow-up appointment.
  • Complete an Assessment of Essential Skills.

Program components include:

  • Academic Upgrading (Grade 12 equivalency for trade requirement)
  • Trade Preparation and Job Readiness Courses
  • Level 1 in-school Apprenticeship Training for General Machinist
  • Work Placement
Level 2 In-School TrainingEvening Classes

After successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship Program and once an apprenticeship agreement has been reached, Level 2 In-School Training is available through Evening Classes.

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With this apprenticeship, you could be a...

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • General Machinist
  • Machine Repair Technician

Why Study at Niagara College?

  • Participants will receive job readiness skills, trade preparation, Level 1 in-school Apprenticeship Training and work placement experience.
  • Niagara College is working to bridge gaps between the skills people have and the skills employers are seeking.
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Programs are funded by the Government of Ontario. The intent of these programs is to increase the number of new entrants into apprenticeship programs and addresses the provincial skilled trades’ shortage.
  • The location of the training will be the Rankin Technology Centre at the Niagara College Welland Campus.