About this Program

  • Length:24 Weeks Full-Time
  • Class Location:Welland Campus
  • Starts In:April 2018
  • 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 (2018 Winter)
Code Course Name Credits
CPLN1019 PreApprenticeship Job Readiness 0
ENSD1036 PreApprenticeship Communications 0
MASD1034 Mathematics for General Machinist Pre Apprentice 0
STDV1033 Self Management and Self Direction 24 wk Pre Apprenticeship 0
MECH1014 Pre-Apprenticeship Health and Safety 3
MECH1026 PreApprenticeship Machining Processes Introduction 0
WELD1018 Pre-Apprenticeship Introduction to Welding Processes 3
Term two (2018 Spring)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1150 Trade Theory 5
APPR1151 Trade Practical 6
APPR1152 Applied Trade Calculations 2
APPR1153 Engineering Drawings 2
Term three (2018 Fall)
Code Course Name Credits
PRAC1010 Work Placement 0

Admission Requirements

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

Program components include:

  • Academic Refresher Courses (High School Diploma or equivalent is required.)
  • 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.