College Fundamentals Certificate

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College Fundamentals is a flexible, barrier-free recognition for completing a variety of college courses offered through City School.

Program Highlights

  • Experience the postsecondary environment
  • Gain insight into multiple employment sectors
  • List a college certificate on your resume upon completion
  • Discover pathways to education and employment

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Not currently enrolled in high school or postsecondary

Program Delivery

Face-to-face, online, and blended modules through City School.

Requirements

To achieve the College Fundamentals Certificate, applicants
must complete all of the following:

  1. College 101
  2. Any other City School postsecondary course
  3. 120 hours of City School non-postsecondary courses

 

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College Fundamentals Certificate Checklist

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Have you completed these 3 requirements?

check markCollege 101 (This includes College 101 - Indigenous, Bundled Arrows, and Introduction to Postsecondary Experiences)

check mark Any other City School postsecondary course

check mark 120 hours of City School non-postsecondary courses

 

How do I get there?

Example 1

If you have:

  • Requirement 2: City School postsecondary course
    • Introduction to Marketing (postsecondary course)
  • Requirement 3: 120 hours of City School courses
    • Small Business Foundations (24 hours)
    • Introduction to Horticulture (60 hours)
    • Customer Service Engagement Workshops (24 hours)
    • Business Success Strategies (postsecondary course, 42 hours)

What do you need?

  • Requirement 1: College 101

 

Example 2

If you have:

  • Requirement 1: College 101
  • Requirement 2: City School postsecondary course
    • Intro to Health & Wellness
  • Requirement 3: 120 hours of City School courses
    • Helping Professions Career Discovery (32 hours)

What do you need?

  • 88 hours of City School non-postsecondary courses

 

Example 3

If you have:

  • Requirement 1: College 101
  • Requirement 3: 120 hours of City School courses
    • Material Handling (60 hours)
    • Explore Careers in Goods Movement (16 hours)
    • Introduction to Manufacturing (78 hours)

What do you need?

  • Requirement 2: City School postsecondary course

 

Postsecondary Courses (Requirement 2)

Please note: If you have taken more than one postsecondary course, one course will count toward Requirement 2 and the course(s) with the most hours will count toward Requirement 3.

 

CourseCourse CodeNumber of Hours
AccountingACCT CB10142
Advertising ApplicationsADVR 1000942
Advertising ConceptsADVR 1001028
Advocacy & Community Social ActionSSCI 1007042
Analyzing Video GamesCOMM 1035156
AnatomyHLTH 1007842
Bodies: The Social ConstructionSSCI 1008342
Business Applications with ExcelBUSN 1014342
Business Success StrategiesCRED 1010642
CAD ConceptsCADM 1004942
Child Development and BehaviourEDUC EC12142
Computers for BusinessINFO 1004828
Concrete Forming and Finishing TechniquesBLDG 1072184
Digital PhotojournalismMCOM 1013442
Drafting FundamentalsTDRD EA10642
Drafting Fundmntals and StandardsTDRW EA10642
Environmental SustainabilitySSCI 1003742
Environmental TechnologyENVR EA20442
Family DynamicsEDUC EC12942
Foundations 1 (PSW)HSCI 1018842
Foundations of Pharmaceutical ProductsHSCI 1017742
Group DynamicsHMNS CC143 or HMNS S012742
Health, Safety & NutritionHLTH EC10128
Human Service Career DiscoveryHMNS 1007828
Interactive Web DesignGRAP 1015328
Intro to CYC PracticeHMNS CC14242
Intro to Health and WellnessHLTH 1008128
Intro to Social Service WorkerHMNS 1010042
Introduction to BusinessBUSN 1004942
Introduction to MarketingMRKT CB15842
Introduction to Small Business and EntrepreneurshipSBMG SB10156
Introductory PneumaticsSTEN MF20242
Layout and Art DirectionADVR 1000628
Me, We, CommunityCRED 1014242
Mechanical DraftingTDRW 1004042
Mechanical MaintenanceMECH 1000348
MegatrendsSSCI 10087 42
Microsoft Word for Administrative Professionals INFO 1027742
Movies & CultureLITR 1000142
Operations and Supply Chain ManagementBUSN 1000942
Pharmaceutical Products for Pharmacy AssistantsHSCI 1017884
Photography FundamentalsPHTO 1010842
Popular CultureSSCI AS10642
Popular Music and SocietyMUSC 1011442
Positive PsychologyPSYC 1002842
Post Secondary ExperiencesSSCI 1005742
Principles of Child DevelopmentEDUC 1006242
Production Framing TechniquesBLDG 1072284
Professional Administrative SkillsOADM 1001956
Programming for CYCsHMNS CC16242
Retail Pharmacy Theory for AssistantsHSCI 1017642
Self and SocietySSCI 1008042
Sociology for Social Service WorkersSSCI 1004742
StorytellingMCOM 1010242
Storytelling for Our TimeLTRI 1000342
Surveying and LayoutSURV 1000256
Technical Skills TheoryBLDG CN12042
The Creative TeamMCOM 1007949
The ECE Learning EnvironmentEDUC EC11542
The Generic Business PlanSBMG 1001842
Trade CalculationsBLDG 1009942
WeldingWELD 1002942
Workplace SafetySAFE 1009342

Non-postsecondary Courses (Requirement 3)

CourseCourse CodeNumber of Hours
ANTE  - CommunicationCRED 1019230
ANTE - AdaptabilityCRED 1018930
ANTE - CollaborationCRED 1019530
ANTE - ConnectCRED 1018530
ANTE - Creativity and InnovationCRED 1019330
ANTE - DigitalCRED 1019030
ANTE - NumeracyCRED 1019130
ANTE - Problem SolvingCRED 1019530
ANTE - ReadingCRED 1018830
ANTE - WritingCRED 1019430
Building Confidence and Moving Forward - Thriving & DevelopingCRED 10178 24
Building Confidence and Moving Forward - WellnessHLTH 10310 19.5
Building Confidence and Moving ForwardCRED 1020618
Building Confidence and Moving Forward Booster CRED 1020712
Building Confidence and Moving Forward for Deaf AdultsCRED 1020142
Building Positive Skills for SchoolCRED 1018732
Careers in Automotive ServiceMOTP 1013624
Careers in ManufacturingCRED 10177 18
City School Employability Preparation CRED 1018628
City School Employability PreparationCRED 1018628
Coding Boot CampINFO 1025660
Coding Bootcamp 2.0INFO 1030936
Communication for the WorkplaceCRED 1016824
Computer BasicsINFO 1027440
Cover Letters, Resumes & Portfolio PreparationCRED 1011112
Cust Service and Relationship BuildingCRED 1011312
Customer Service Engagement WorkshopsCRED 1015916
Customer Service for the WorkplaceCRED 1016924
Deaf Empowerment Program - Landscaping Employability SkillsHORT 10066112
Deaf Empowerment Program: Landscape Maintenance SkillsHORT 1006584
Dealing with Difficult PeopleCRED 1011412
Electrical FundamentalsELEC 1018616
Employability Skills ProfileCRED 1011012
Excel for DataINFO 1013530
Explore Careers at the PortCRED 1013816
Explore Careers in Aerospace Manufacturing AFTD 1004130
Explore Careers in AviationCRED 1016624
Explore Careers in Community & Long Term CareCRED 1013924
Explore Careers in Food & Beverage ProcessingCRED 1014632
Explore Careers in Goods MovementCRED 1015716
Explore Careers in Steel ConstructionCRED 1015416
Explore Careers in Sustainable DevelopmentCRED 1014336
Explore Careers in TechnologyCRED 1014124
Exposure to ConstructionBLDG 1014996
Foundations of Food and Beverage Processing (FAST)MANU 1007460
Foundations of HorticultureHORT 1006363
Certified Logistics TechnicianMANU 1008112
Green Building TechnologiesBLDG 1014528
Healthcare Career DiscoveryCRED 1017428
Helping Professions Career DiscoveryCRED 1016032
Horticultural FoundationsHORT 1006156
Horticulture Bootcamp: Landscape DesignHORT 10069 15
Horticulture Bootcamp: Rain Garden ProjectHORT 1006434
Horticulture Bootcamp: Rooftop GardenHORT 1006812
Hydraulic SystemsSTEN 1004724
Indigenous College Success WorkshopsCRED 1015516
Indigenous Women & Two Spirited People in the Trades Work PlacementINDT 10001180
Indigenous Women and 2-Spirit People in the TradesINDT 10000180
Interview SkillsCRED 1011212
Intro to Construction - Community BuildBLDG 1015830
Intro to Construction - Community Shed BootcampBLDG 1015912
Intro to Construction (for Women)BLDG 1001656
Introduction to CybersecurityINFO 1031010
Introduction to Decks & FencesHORT 1007835
Introduction to Green BuildingBLDG 1015118
Introduction to Green Building TechnologiesBLDG 1014528
Introduction to Horticulture & LandscapingHORT 10059200
Introduction to HorticultureHORT 1006090
Introduction to ManufacturingMANU 1007278
Introduction to Metal Building ConstructionBLDG 1014412
Introduction to Ship RepairMRNS 1000236
Introduction to Ship Repair and Port OperationsMRNS 1000136
Introduction to WeldingWELD 1021160
Landscape Construction - HardscapesHORT 1007350
Landscape Construction - Urban GardensHORT 1007518
Landscape ConstructionHORT 1007060
Landscape MaintenanceHORT 1006730
Landscaping: Be Your Own Boss - OperationsHORT 1007730
Landscaping: Be Your Own BossHORT 1007635
LeadershipCRED 1011512
Material Handling 4.0MANU 1007860
Mind Over MetalWELD 1021330
Motive Power FundamentalsMOTP 10131120
MSSC Logistics AssociateMANU 1008012
MSSC Logistics TechnicianMANU 1008942
Music for Health & WellnessMUSC 1016756
Office Administration Career Discovery CRED 1017324
Operator Skills PLCHMIMANU 1006624
Pharmaceutical FoundationsHSCI 1024150
Pharmacy Assistant Job ShadowingHSCI 1024396
Pharmacy Assistant Training LabHSCI 10242150
Pneumatic SystemsSTEN 1004642
Preparation for Success in Skilled Trades CRED 1020417
Principles of Sustainable HorticultureHORT 1007449
Problem Solving for the WorkplaceCRED 1017024
Professionalism in the WorkplaceCRED 10176 32
Ship Repair and Fabrication MRNS 1000084
Shop Skills for ManufacturingMANU 1006527
Skills for SteelMANU 1007724
SkillsAdvance Ontario: Culinary Arts & Environmental ServicesCULI 10108120
SkillsAdvance Ontario: Employment WorkshopsCRED 1014842
Small Business FoundationsBUSN 1027524
START - Construction and Renovation TechniquesBLDG 10140120
START - Introduction to MillwrightMANU 10071210
STEM* Boost (*Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)CRED 1015832
STEM* Career Discovery (*Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)CRED 1015020
Successful Women in ManufacturingMANU 1008848
Thriving WellHLTH 1030928
Thriving Well: Pathways ConnectCRED 1017542
Thriving Well: Thriving and DevelopingCRED 1017248
WAGE Employment WorkshopsCRED 1016421
Welding IntensiveWELD 1020436
Welding IntensiveWELD 1020436
Welding PracticumWELD 1020318
Women in ManufacturingMANU 1007960
Women in MeatFMFG 10000112
Women of SteelWELD 1021230
YMCA Skills for SteelTECH 10000105
YMCA Skills for SteelMANU 1007624
YMCA Skills for Steel MIG WeldingWELD 1021012
YMCA Skills4Steel WeldingWELD 1020912

Workshops (Requirement 3)

CourseCourse CodeNumber of Hours
Construction Health & Safety AwarenessSAFE 101386
Understanding Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Mental HealthSAFE 101403
Understanding WHMISSAFE 101393
Understanding Worker Health and SafetySAFE 101373
Understanding Workplace Violence and HarassmentSAFE 101413
Developing ConnectionHLTH 103212
ECE Health & SafetySAFE 101576
ECE Professional DevelopmentCRED 102058
Embracing Healthy ThinkingHLTH 103232
Finding Meaning & PurposeHLTH 103222
Fostering WellnessHLTH 103202
Imposter SyndromeCRED 102092
Toxic MasculinityCRED 102082

City School Programs

Accessible Navigation to Employment (ANTE)

Earn Requirement 3 if you complete 4 or more of these courses.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
ANTE  - CommunicationCRED 1019230
ANTE - AdaptabilityCRED 1018930
ANTE - CollaborationCRED 1019530
ANTE - ConnectCRED 1018530
ANTE - Creativity and InnovationCRED 1019330
ANTE - DigitalCRED 1019030
ANTE - NumeracyCRED 1019130
ANTE - Problem SolvingCRED 1019530
ANTE - ReadingCRED 1018830
ANTE - WritingCRED 1019430

Advanced Manufacturing

Complete Requirement 2 and Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Postsecondary Course

Requirement 2
Mechanical MaintenanceMECH 1000348
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Pneumatic SystemsSTEN 1004642
Shop Skills for ManufacturingMANU 1006527
Welding IntensiveWELD 1020436
Welding PracticumWELD 1020318

Building Confidence and Moving Forward

Complete up to 61.5 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Building Confidence and Moving Forward - Thriving & DevelopingCRED 10178 24
Building Confidence and Moving Forward - WellnessHLTH 10310 19.5
Building Confidence and Moving ForwardCRED 1020618*

*Some groups did not take this course. Please check you Mohawk College transcript or contact City School to find out which courses you completed.

Please note: Building Confidence and Moving Forward for Deaf Adults and Building Confidence and Moving Forward Booster are separate courses. Please check the non-postsecondary course list for details about those courses. 

Community Pharmacy Assistant

Complete Requirement 2 and Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Postsecondary Courses

Requirement 2
Pharmaceutical Products for Pharmacy AssistantsHSCI 1017884
Retail Pharmacy Theory for AssistantsHSCI 1017642
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Pharmaceutical FoundationsHSCI 1024150
Pharmacy Assistant Job ShadowingHSCI 1024396
Pharmacy Assistant Training LabHSCI 10242150

Deaf Empowerment Program - Landscape Maintenance and Employability Skills

Complete Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Landscaping Employability SkillsHORT 10066112
Landscape Maintenance SkillsHORT 1006584

Feed the Community

Complete up to 104 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Communication for the WorkplaceCRED 1016824
Customer Service for the WorkplaceCRED 1016924
Problem Solving for the WorkplaceCRED 1017024
Professionalism in the WorkplaceCRED 10176 32*

*Some groups did not take this course. Please check you Mohawk College transcript or contact City School to find out which courses you completed. 

Indigenous Women and 2-Spirit People in the Trades

Complete Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Indigenous Women and 2-Spirit People in the TradesINDT 10000180
Indigenous Women & Two Spirited People in the Trades Work PlacementINDT 10001180

Intro to Construction Engineering Technician

Complete Requirement 2 and earn 42 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Postsecondary Courses

Requirement 2
Technical Skills TheoryBLDG CN12042
Trade CalculationsBLDG 1009942

Job Ready Toolkit

Earn up to 72 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Cover Letters, Resumes & Portfolio PreparationCRED 1011112
Cust Service and Relationship BuildingCRED 1011312
Dealing with Difficult PeopleCRED 1011412
Employability Skills ProfileCRED 1011012
Interview SkillsCRED 1011212
LeadershipCRED 1011512

SkillsAdvance Ontario: Early Childhood Educator Assistant

Complete Requirement 2 and 42 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Postsecondary Course
Requirement 2
Principles of Child DevelopmentEDUC 1006242
Non-postsecondary Course
Requirement 3
SkillsAdvance Ontario: Employment WorkshopsCRED 1014842

SkillsAdvance Ontario: Personal Support Worker

Complete Requirement 2 and 42 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Postsecondary Course

Requirement 2
Foundations 1 PSWHSCI 10188
 
42
Non-postsecondary Course

Requirement 3
SkillsAdvance Ontario: Employment WorkshopsCRED 1014842

START: Advanced Manufacturing

Complete Requirement 2 and 100 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Postsecondary Course

Requirement 2
Introductory PneumaticsSTEN MF20242
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Electrical FundamentalsELEC 1018616
Hydraulic SystemsSTEN 1004724
Operator Skills PLCHMIMANU 1006624
Welding IntensiveWELD 1020436

Thriving Well

Earn up to 76 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
Thriving WellHLTH 1030928
Thriving Well: Thriving and DevelopingCRED 1017248

Try-a-Trade: Ship Repair and Fabrication

Complete Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
City School Employability Preparation CRED 1018628
Introduction to Ship RepairMRNS 1000236
Ship Repair and Fabrication MRNS 1000084

WAGE

WAGE 1: Complete Requirement 2 and Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Postsecondary Courses

Requirement 2
Concrete Forming and Finishing TechniquesBLDG 1072184
Production Framing TechniquesBLDG 1072284
Surveying and LayoutSURV 1000256
Workplace SafetySAFE 1009342
Non-postsecondary Course

Requirement 3
WAGE Employment WorkshopsCRED 1016421

 

WAGE 2: Complete Requirement 2 and Requirement 3. 

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Postsecondary Courses

Requirement 2
Concrete Forming and Finishing TechniquesBLDG 1072184
Mechanical DraftingTDRW 1004042
Production Framing TechniquesBLDG 1072284
Non-postsecondary Course

Requirement 3
WAGE Employment WorkshopsCRED 1016421

 

WAGE 3: Earn up to 117 hours toward Requirement 3.

Course TypeCourseCourse CodeHours
Non-postsecondary Courses

Requirement 3
WAGE Employment WorkshopsCRED 1016421
Exposure to ConstructionBLDG 1014996
 

Questions?

Phone: 905-575-2489
Email: cityschool [at] mohawkcollege.ca (cityschool[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)