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Trade and Apprenticeship Programs

Work towards your Red Seal Certification

For more than 40 years, students have come to Camosun for trades training, and employers have come to Camosun for skilled employees.

Register today!

For Trades Foundation programs apply online through Education Planner BC.

Learn more about the steps to register for Apprenticeship training

For Apprentice training, email your application form to apprentice@camosun.ca

Call 250-370-3550 to inquire about seat availability.

Trades Foundation & Pre-employment Programs

Automotive Service Technician Foundation

Certificate - Provides entry into the automotive mechanical repair trade, and provides possible accreditation toward Year 1 Apprenticeship training.  30 weeks

Carpentry Foundation

Certificate - We'll teach you the skills and knowledge necessary to get started as a carpenter and build a solid future for yourself and your community.  25 weeks

Electrical Foundation

Certificate - You’ll learn to install, maintain, design and upgrade a wide variety of electrical systems including commercial and residential wiring systems, heating, lighting and power distribution systems, electrical equipment and alternate energy generating equipment, alarm and data systems, and industrial systems.  25 weeks

Fine Furniture/Joinery Foundation

Certificate - Looking for a program that combines traditional woodworking and joinery skills with creativity and design? The Fine Furniture program will provide the foundation you need to start a career as a cabinetmaker, or design and build your own custom pieces.  10 months

Heavy Mechanical Trades

Certificate - These tradespeople are in constant demand to keep essential heavy duty vehicles in top running order for the booming construction, transportation, mining and forestry industries.  10 months

Horticulture Technician

Certificate - Prepares you for employment in the horticulture industry in areas such as landscaping, landscape maintenance, parks, golf courses, retail garden outlets, greenhouses, silviculture, wholesale nurseries and plant propagation.  10 months

Plumbing & Pipe Trades Foundation

Certificate - The training programs prepare you for entry level employment and apprenticeships within a diverse field of trades including plumbing, gasfitting, sprinklerfitting and steam/pipefitting.  30 weeks

Professional Cook (Level 1 & 2)

Certificate - Learn the fundamentals of food preparation in all aspects of a modern industrial kitchen.  28/14 weeks

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic Foundation

Certificate - Focuses on the first-year competencies that are common to all of the piping trades. You'll work through common core, occupational core and refrigeration & air conditioning specialty modules.  30 weeks

Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication Foundation

Certificate - Opens doors to apprenticeships and careers in construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing.  30 weeks

Welder Foundation

Certificate - Conforming to industrial standards, practices and procedures, this competency-based program provides you with the skills you'll need to prosper in today's job market.  28 weeks

Foundation program schedules

Call 250-370-3550 to inquire about seat availability.

Apprenticeship Training

Apprenticeship Training is a two-way agreement between you and your employer/sponsor. Take all levels of training at Camosun:

Trades Apprenticeship schedules

Call 250-370-3550 to inquire about seat availability.


A Camosun Carpentry student on the job