Electrical

 

Please be advised we have met the capacity for the Electrical program.

Program Overview

Whether you find yourself at a dairy farm or in a nuclear power plant, your knowledge and skills of electricity, safety and installation methods will give you the ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot the motor controls and wiring systems that allow businesses to operate. Having physical control of temperature and pressure systems ensures that staff are comfortable and safe, and that work is completed effectively and up to code. 

Program Details

As an apprentice in this training, you will learn the fundamentals of electrically based technologies and how to assemble, install, test and calibrate electrical testing equipment.

This program will focus on the skills required to install and maintain current industrial, electrical and electronic systems, including programmable logic controls, and enable you to develop troubleshooting and problem-solving skills through theoretical and extensive hands-on training.

Primary Trade: Electrician – Construction and Maintenance

Secondary Trade: Elevating Devices Mechanic

Topics include:

  • Electrical theory
  • Instrumentation
  • Motor controls
  • Canadian Electrical Code
  • Blue Prints
  • Electronics
  • Building systems (fire alarms, data networks, security, etc.)

Career Options

What you could be:

  • Building automation technician
  • Certified fire alarm apprentice
  • Electrical apprentice
  • Elevating device mechanic apprentice
  • Field specialist, fibre optics
  • Home theatre installer
  • Overhead linesman
  • Rail signaler
  • Telecommunications technician

Where you could work:

  • Construction companies/contractors
  • Electrical service companies
  • Home service companies
  • Power generating companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Rail and shipping companies

Eligibility requirements

Prospective students will need to be out of full-time work and school.

NOW OPEN TO ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS OUT OF FULL-TIME WORK AND SCHOOL.

Topics include

Topic
Academic Upgrading
Introduction to Secondary Trade
Primary Trade - Level 1 Apprenticeship
Health and Safety
Job Readiness
Work Placement

Contact

Christina Enns
T: 905.261.3895
E:  apprenticeship@durhamcollege.ca

Plumbing

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Please be advised we have met the capacity for the Plumbing program.

Program Overview

Grab a wrench and jump into the high-demand skilled trade field of plumbing. This apprenticeship program will provide you with skills sought by employers and position you at the front of workers competing for entry-level jobs in the plumbing industry.

Program Details

Working with our experienced professors, you will gain valuable theoretical knowledge and receive practical hands-on training in the basics of residential and commercial plumbing and hydronic system designs and installations.

Primary Trade: Plumber

Secondary Trade: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic

You will focus on:

  • Compliance with current health and safety legislation
  • Compliance with current legislation and standards in the plumbing sector
  • Interpretation of mechanical drawings and other related technical documents
  • Installation techniques
  • Waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings will be discussed

Career Options

What you could be:

  • Plumber apprentice
  • Industry salesperson

Where you could work:

  • Building maintenance operations
  • Plumbing contractors (with appropriate registration/licensing) 
  • Plumbing parts and service industry
  • Wholesale supply houses
  • Self-employment

Eligibility requirements

Prospective students will need to be out of full-time work and school.

NOW OPEN TO ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS OUT OF FULL-TIME WORK AND SCHOOL.

Topics include

Topic
Academic Upgrading
Introduction to Secondary Trade
Primary Trade - Level 1 Apprenticeship
Health and Safety
Job Readiness
Work Placement

Contact

Jennifer Shand
T: 905.261.3771
E:  apprenticeship@durhamcollege.ca

Welding for Women

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Please be advised we have met the capacity for the Welding for Women program.

Program Overview

The welding industry contributes more than $5 billion to the Canadian economy and employs over 300,000 individuals. Become a part of this booming field, and learn welding techniques and skills to ensure you’re fully prepared for the trade. In this program you will become skilled in multiple welding processes with additional learning in blueprint reading and metal fitting. You will also become familiar with metals and their unique properties, and enhance your hand-eye skills to work safely and effectively in the structural, pressure vessel and manufacturing industries. Whether you are preparing to build, create or repair, you will have the attention to detail and technical knowledge for a successful career in this high-demand skilled trade.

Program Details

Apprentices will be prepared to work in the manufacturing and construction sectors with the skills and knowledge to find entry level employment opportunities in a number of areas such as welding shops, manufacturers of metal products, piping and structural contractors, automotive and aircraft manufacturers, repair and maintenance services, building and construction industries, railroad and railcar industries and wind turbine manufacturers.

Primary Trade: Welder

Secondary Trade: Industrial Mechanic Millwright

You will learn to:

  • Perform safe work practices in the welding trade in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations for Industrial Establishments.
  • Prepare and interpret drawings that would typically be used in a manufacturing and/or fabricating environment.
  • Identify the applicable code(s) or standards to be used in conjunction with each specific fabrication activity.
  • Learn to use fitting skills to control distortion and correction techniques as they apply to expansion and contraction forces.

Career Options

What you could be:

  • Boilermaker
  • Construction contractor
  • Inspector
  • Iron worker
  • Underwater welder
  • Welder
  • Welder fitter
  • Welding products manufacturer

Where you could work:

  • Armed forces
  • Aviation
  • Manufacturing company
  • Mining industry
  • Oil fields
  • Petroleum industry
  • Shipbuilding industry

Eligibility requirements

Prospective students will need to be out of full-time work and school.

SCHEdule Outline

Topic
Academic Upgrading
Health and Safety
Job Readiness
Introduction to Secondary Trade
Primary Trade - Level 1 Apprenticeship
Break
Work Placement

Contact

Lindsay Karch
T: 905.375.3218
E:  apprenticeship@durhamcollege.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

To schedule an appointment with an Employment Counsellor to initiate the application & intake process go to the Pre-Apprenticeship Program Application. Fill out the application available through the link: https://forms.office.com/r/F0K9sYEuLK.

Contact your Employment Services Program Contact:

  • Electrical for Indigenous Peoples – Christina Enns (905) 261-3895
  • Plumbing for Newcomers – Jennifer Shand (905) 261-3771
  • Welding for Women – Lindsay Karch (905) 375-3218

Prospective students will need to be out of full-time work and school.

For further inquiries you can email us at whitbyinfo@durhamcollege.ca.

The welding pre-apprenticeship program runs from Monday, May 9, 2022 to Friday, October 21, 2022.

The electrical and plumbing pre-apprenticeship programs run from Tuesday, May 24, 2022 to November, 2022

The pre-apprenticeship program runs Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5PM.

The pre-apprenticeship programs are fully government-funded; all three programs are tuition free.

Durham College’s pre-apprenticeship courses and labs will be located at the college’s Whitby Campus location at 1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A7.

From Highway 401

  • Take Highway 401 to Thickson Road;
  • Head north to Champlain Avenue; and
  • Turn right and the campus is on the north side of Champlain Avenue.

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