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Industrial Trades


You May Be Interested If:

You have an interest in a career in the manufacturing field. You can take your first step toward a career as a professional tradesperson, technician or technologist through this one-course dual credit program – and there's no better place to start than Sheridan.

What Students Are Saying About This Program

“I got credits and a good mark. I learned new things and met new people. Overall the opportunity was great!”

“I liked it because it gave me the feel for college and I learned a lot of new skills.” 

What Will I Learn/Do?

Introduction to Industrial Trades is one of the courses in Sheridan's Technology Fundamentals certificate program. It will give you a good opportunity to explore this field and think about the various career paths it offers.

Course Descriptions:

Machining student in Introduction to Industrial Trades

Introduction to Industrial Trades

Students are introduced to a variety of machining techniques applicable to the machining and tooling manufacturing sectors such as: Tool and Die Maker, Tooling Tool Maker, General Machinist, Machine Tool Builder and Integrator, Pattern Maker. Students practise the safe setup and operation of different types of machine tools including: engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, pedestal grinders. Students are taught safe lifting techniques, as well as rigging and hoisting. Students also learn to assemble and disassemble mechanical equipment such as motors, gear boxes etc. Students are exposed to the basic fundamentals of oxy-fuel cutting, brazing and welding, plasma cutting, as well as shielded metal arc welding.

Pathways to Full Time Sheridan Programs:

This single-course dual credit program offers you the chance to get a head start in the full time one year Technology Fundamentals program, which offers an Ontario College Certificate; if you successfully complete the dual credit course, it will be counted as completed if you enrol in the full time certificate program. The Technology Fundamentals program is designed to give you an opportunity to explore a wide variety of subjects related to technology, while preparing you for possible entry into a specific discipline.

Further Academic/Career Pathways:

The Sheridan Technology Fundamentals full-time program is ideal for you if you’re interested in science and technology, but are uncertain specifically which area is a fit for your future academic and career goals, or if you don’t meet the entrance requirements for technology diploma programs. This program focuses on four cluster areas – chemical, mechanical, information technology and trades – with intensive use of experiment, projects, demonstrations and field trips. Successful completion of this program will prepare you for the challenges of technology or trades programs. You’ll earn college credits in: Electromechanical Systems, Chemistry and the Environment, Information Technology, Industrial or Construction Trades, Mechanical Drafting, Communication, Health Work and Safety, and Mathematics. Several of these college courses are transferable to technology diploma programs at Sheridan and may be accepted at other colleges as well. You'll build the proficiencies and confidence needed to succeed in postsecondary science and technology education. Personalized attention from professionals with years of industry experience will allow you to explore a broad range of careers in information and engineering technologies and skilled trades, and will help create pathways for your success.

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