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School of Trades and Technology

Trades Training

For more than 40 years, students have come to Camosun for trades training, and employers have come to Camosun for skilled employees.

View Camosun's Trades foundation program schedules PDF

To register: call 250-370-3550 to inquire about seat availability.

Trades Foundation & Pre-employment Programs
Program Credential Description Length
Automotive Service Technician Foundation Certificate Provides entry into the automotive mechanical repair trade, and provides possible accreditation toward Year 1 Apprenticeship training. 30 weeks
Carpentry Foundation Certificate We'll teach you the skills and knowledge necessary to get started as a carpenter and build a solid future for yourself and your community. 25 weeks
Electrical Foundation Certificate You’ll learn to install, maintain, design and upgrade a wide variety of electrical systems including commercial and residential wiring systems, heating, lighting and power distribution systems, electrical equipment and alternate energy generating equipment, alarm and data systems, and industrial systems. 25 weeks
Fine Furniture/Joinery Foundation Certificate Looking for a program that combines traditional woodworking and joinery skills with creativity and design? The Fine Furniture program will provide the foundation you need to start a career as a cabinetmaker, or to design and build your own custom pieces. 10 months
Heavy Mechanical Trades Certificate These tradespeople are in constant demand to keep essential heavy duty vehicles in top running order for the booming construction, transportation, mining and forestry industries. 10 months
Horticulture Technician Certificate Prepares you for employment in the horticulture industry in areas such as landscaping, landscape maintenance, parks, golf courses, retail garden outlets, greenhouses, silviculture, wholesale nurseries and plant propagation. 10 months
Nautical Training varies These programs will prepare you for an exciting, in-demand career while becoming part of a special international network of contacts and associates. varies
Plumbing & Pipe Trades Foundation Certificate The training programs prepare you for entry level employment and apprenticeships within a diverse field of trades including plumbing, gasfitting, sprinklerfitting and steam/pipefitting. 30 weeks
Professional Cook (Level 1 & 2) Certificate Learn the fundamentals of food preparation in all aspects of a modern industrial kitchen. 28/14 weeks
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation Certificate Focuses on the first year competencies that are common to all of the piping trades. You'll work through common core, occupational core and refrigeration & air conditioning specialty modules. 30 weeks
Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation Certificate Opens doors to apprenticeships and careers in construction, ship building and manufacturing. 30 weeks
Welder Foundation Certificate Conforming to industrial standards, practices and procedures, this competency-based program provides you with the skills you'll need to prosper in today's job market. 28 weeks

Apprenticeship Training

Apprenticeship Training is a two-way agreement between you and your employer/sponsor. Take all levels of training at Camosun:

View Camosun's Trades Apprenticeship schedules PDF

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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