Algonquin College

Course Details

General Arts and Science - Pre-Trades

Course Description

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the trades. Students explore six trades: general machinist, building construction technician, cabinetmaking and furniture technician, sheet metal, automotive and plumbing. The program includes hands-on experience, demonstrations and provides students with a basic understanding of the trades.

Course Duration


Career outcomes

A General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate or Ontario College Diploma demonstrates to employers, colleges and universities that graduates have the ability to learn at a postsecondary level, have enhanced skills in oral and written communication, can conduct research in a systematic manner, and are flexible and open to meeting new challenges. These are important attributes in a world where change is rapid and adaptability is an asset.

General Arts and Science - Pre-Trades Algonquin College