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Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall

  • Training Type: Foundation (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Location
    Prince George
  • Campuses
    Prince George

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  • Length
    36 Weeks
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4270 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $743 Total
  • Credentials
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted at any time. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $15

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. Grade 10 or equivalent

2. English

  • English 10 (C)
  • Communications 11 (C)
  • ENGL 030 (C)
  • equivalent course

3. Math

One of:

  • Math 10 (C)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (C)
  • Trades MATH 041 (C)
  • MATH 030 (C)
  • equivalent course

Non-Academic

1. You are encouraged to:

  • submit a resume and handwritten statement outlining reasons for wanting to enter the program*
  • complete a test of mechanical reasoning skills*
  • complete the Student Readiness Assessment (SRA)*
Note (*): These requirements will be used to select students if the program is oversubscribed.

Admission Advice

1. Applicants who are mature students (ie - those who are at least 19 years old on the first day of classes and have been out of the regular school system for at least one year) may also be admitted to the program. For details, contact a CNC advisor.

2. For complete details on the selection process if the program is oversubscribed, please refer to CNC's website.

3. Secondary school graduation with English 12, Math 11 and Physics 11 is required by some employers of apprenticeship trainees. Contact program faculty for more details.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Completion of English 12

If your first language is not English, one of the following is required (minimum score):                 

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 80 (IBT)
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • Completion of Level 4 English for Academic Purposes at CNC

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

The following qualifications are normally accepted where Grade 12 or equivalent is needed as a requirement for admission:

  • graduation from a BC Secondary School; or
  • completion of a BC Adult Graduation Diploma; or
  • completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests; or
  • completion of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced Certificate
For more details on General Admission to CNC check here.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the academic requirements of your intended program (detailed in the program admission requirements section for CNC programs in Education Planner).

If you have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions you may request these credits be transferred to CNC. An official transcript from each institution at which the courses were taken must accompany your transfer credit request.

Mature Student

Details on Mature Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

International Student

Details on International Student Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on Special Admission can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

How to Apply

Details on applying can be found on the Admissions, Registration and Records web page.

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates of a pre-apprenticeship program may seek employment as an apprentice. After starting their apprenticeship they normally are required to complete less technical training and fewer workplace hours than those who have not completed a pre-apprenticeship program.

Individuals are strongly recommended to contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at www.itabc.ca to confirm the number of credits that their pre-apprenticeship training may provide towards their total apprenticeship requirements.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

These links lead to occupational descriptions on WorkBC.