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Heavy Mechanical Foundation Certificate


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Intake
  • Fall

  • Training Type: Foundation (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Location
    Silver King Campus, Nelson
  • Campuses
    Nelson Silver King

    Resources

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    City of Nelson
  • Length
    Nine Months
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4144 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1756 Total
  • Credentials
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $37

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. Math

One of:

  • Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 (C)
  • Principles of Math 10 (C)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (C)
  • Applications of Math 11 (C)
  • Essentials of Math 12 (C)
  • ABE MATH 46 (C)
  • equivalent course
Non-Academic
  • valid driver's license (class 5, 7 learner or higher) is recommended
  • be able to do physical work
  • basic keyboarding and computer skills are an asset

Admission Advice

1. Admission consideration will also be given to mature students (at least 19 years old) who are not secondary school graduates provided they have completed or are in the process of completing a math prerequisite (C).

2. Employers may desire a higher level of Math than required for program entry.

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • Completion of English 12 or equivalent
  • A C+ grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • A TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or 80 (internet)
  • A EIKEN grade of pre-1
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • A Language Proficiency Index of 4

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have graduated from a BC Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

If you have graduated from Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Applicants who do not qualify for admission to Selkirk in any of the other admission categories may still qualify for general admission in one of the following two ways:

  • if you are under 19 years old but who have the written recommendation of their secondary school principal; or
  • if you are considered by the Admissions and Standards Committee to be capable of succeeding in college courses based on their particular circumstances.

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The program admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

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.