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Pre-Technology Programs at Ontario Colleges

Preparing for a Technology career

Technology and trades programs have demanding entrance requirements and also open the door to a number of different career options. Many students find themselves needing further preparation for the rigorous requirements of technology and technician programs, while others simply don't know which area of technology they wish to pursue as a career. Pre-technology programs at Ontario colleges can help students explore the various technology industries while also helping them boost their academic profiles.

If you're interested in a technology career and want to ensure you meet the requirements of technology programs, here's what you need to know. More

Pre-Technology Courses

Pre-technology programs give students hands-on experience in a number of technology areas, such as programming, engineering, electronics and more. Lab work and training with AutoCAD and other computer-assisted technology is emphasized.

Along with exploration of the technology industry, students take courses in math, physics and chemistry to upgrade their knowledge to meet entrance requirements for the Ontario college technology programs of their choice.

Note: Some Ontario colleges will combine pre-trades and pre-technology programs into one for further career exploration into both industries.

General Pre-Technology Program Requirements

Ontario college pre-technology programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Additional academic requirements will vary by program, but will likely include a grade 12 English and select mathematics and physics credits.

Pre-Technology Jobs and Salaries

It is possible to enter the workplace in an entry-level position with a pre-technology credential, however most students continue their education in a pre-technology program. Possible areas of continued study include:

For graduates who choose to enter the workforce, most jobs available will be entry level, and salaries will reflect that.

Ontario Colleges Offering Pre-Technology Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of pre-technology programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Aviation Fundamentals CANADORE AVIATION CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Aviation Fundamentals


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030208
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Construction Techniques NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Construction Techniques


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0753
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Techniques NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electrical Techniques


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0758
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Techniques NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Electrical Techniques


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0758
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Techniques NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Electrical Techniques


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0758
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts & Science (Certficate) - Technology Stream ST. LAWRENCE CORNWALL CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts & Science (Certficate) - Technology Stream


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0478TE
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts & Science (Certficate) - Technology Stream ST. LAWRENCE CORNWALL OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

General Arts & Science (Certficate) - Technology Stream


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0478TE
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts & Science (Certficate) - Technology Stream ST. LAWRENCE KINGSTON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts & Science (Certficate) - Technology Stream


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0478TE
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts & Science (Certficate) - Technology Stream ST. LAWRENCE KINGSTON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

General Arts & Science (Certficate) - Technology Stream


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0478TE
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science - Engineering Prep Uoit Transfer DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts and Science - Engineering Prep Uoit Transfer


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GASZ
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science - Engineering Prep Uoit Transfer DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2017 - May Visit

General Arts and Science - Engineering Prep Uoit Transfer


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GASZ
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science - Pre-Technology ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts and Science - Pre-Technology


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1438T01F
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Students In General Arts & Science Will Receive A Certificate On Successful Completion Of Year One, And May Continue In A Second Year To Obtain A Diploma.

Show details General Arts and Science - Science and Engineering Preparation DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts and Science - Science and Engineering Preparation


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GASK
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details General Arts and Science-Technology Profile HUMBER NORTH CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

General Arts and Science-Technology Profile


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 09071
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Media Experience LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Media Experience


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: MECP
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Pre - Technology NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Pre - Technology


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0817
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Pre-Technology FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Pre-Technology


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PRT1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Pre-Technology FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Pre-Technology


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PRT1
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Pre-Technology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Pre-Technology


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 168
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Pre-Technology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Pre-Technology


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 168
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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