Ceramics Certificate - 936

Mohawk College Certificate
Clay being worked into bowl on pottery wheel

Discover the art of making ceramics. This hands on program is intended for all levels of students to create and explore the art of ceramics.

Some ceramics courses have field trips.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Continuing Education also offers a selection of stand-alone courses each term that do not lead to a credential. Visit the Advanced Ceramic courses page for more information.

Contact Continuing Education

Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative Arts and Business

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Challenge the way you see your work. Expand your visual vocabulary, design process, and add new techniques through a series of projects. Bring own clay or buy from studio. Work will not be kept or fired in the studio.
Credits: 2
Equivalents: CERA10005
Course description: Explore practical work, including preparing clay; forming coil, pinch and slab pots; throwing cylinder forms on the wheel; glazing finished work.
Course description: Construct hard-edged slab pots, throw bowl forms on the wheel, and decorate pots using slip techniques.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC201
Course description: Combine slab and coil methods; throw cylinder and bowl forms with ease and consistency; explore finishing techniques.
Prerequisites: CERAPC202
Course description: Refine your technical and design skills. Construct handles, sets of wheel-thrown mugs, jugs and clay objects by combining handbuilding and throwing techniques.
Prerequisites: CERAPC203
Course description: Create bottle forms in various shapes and sizes. Create plates in various styles and sizes. Use slips, oxides, glazing and texturing techniques on bottles and plates.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC204
Course description: Design and construct covered jars with variations in shapes, types of lids. Design and throw a canister set with consistency in lids and lid fittings.
Prerequisites: CERAPC301
Course description: Create teapots with careful attention to body forms, handles, and lid fit.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC302
Course description: Design and construct place settings of dinnerware, with emphasis on consistent design and decoration. Construct lidded casseroles.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC303
Course description: Focus on glaze development through hands-on experimentation with ceramic materials, observation and testing with minimal glaze calculation. Work independently under guidance of instructor.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: CERAPC204
Getting Started

Visit CE Get Started, your go-to online resource for getting started. You’ll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access MyCanvas
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to MyCanvas, Mohawk College’s Learning Management System. Visit the Getting Started - MyCanvas Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Find your Classroom
Room assignments for Continuing Education are available on the WhereEnCampus Portal. Visit Room Listings for more information.

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