City School Courses

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Career Discovery & Exploration:
Explore Career Pathways through Various Workshops

Coding Bootcamp

Learn what it takes to build websites, apply your skills through practice exercises and assignments, and explore career opportunities. Course time will be divided between instructor lecture and demonstration, individual practice and small-group work. Note: This course has a mandatory information session.

Course Type: Non-credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: April 12 to July 2, 2021
Days: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

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Helping Professions Career Discovery

This course will introduce participants to careers available in helping professions, provide opportunities to gain self-awareness, and develop critical skills employers in these fields are seeking. Participants will have the opportunity to attend interactive talks by helping professionals working in the field to understand better the type of work and education pathways needed to pursue that career.

Course Type: Non-credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: July 6 to August 19, 2021
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 10 am to 12 pm

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Small Business Foundations

Interested in starting your own business? In this course, you will learn to describe your skills that will contribute to your success as an entrepreneur, improve your presentation skills, and deliver a business pitch.

Course Type: Non-credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: July 7 to August 18, 2021
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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STEM* Boost for Women

*Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Curious about science, technology, engineering and math fields, but want to build your skills first? This course will explore STEM-related careers, and boost your confidence with key skills for success in STEM-related education and work.

Course Type: Non-credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: May 3 to June 28, 2021
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

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Earn a College Credit:
Earn Credits towards Post-secondary Pathways

College 101

Learn important skills that will help you succeed in college or university classes, including stress and time management, overcoming barriers, critical thinking, and planning next steps.

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: April 13 to June 24, 2021
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 10 am to 12 pm

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Health, Safety & Nutrition*

*This course is part of the Early Childhood Education program

Learn to apply basic principles of health, safety, and nutrition when working with young children in childcare settings. 

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: July 5 to August 30, 2021
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

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Intro to Social Service Worker*

*This course is part of the Social Service Worker program

This course introduces you to the profession of social service work. You will explore anti-oppressive practices, examine the social structures that influence people's lives, and learn how various forms of oppression shape individuals, families and communities.

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: July 6 to August 26, 2021
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

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Popular Music & Society

This course traces today's popular music back to the roots of rock and roll. Explore and research the influence that your favourite artists have had on popular music and culture.

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: April 12 to June 23, 2021
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

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Positive Psychology

Explore various pathways to well-being, as we learn evidence-based strategies with roots in the science of Positive Psychology. Discover ways in which you can improve your mindset, increase self-awareness and self-understanding, cultivate flourishing relationships, practice self-care, and align your life with your values and purpose.

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: April 13 to June 24, 2021
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

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Employment Pathway Courses:
Earn a College Credit & Gain Work Experience

Material Handling 4.0

This course will prepare you to work in warehouses by allowing you to enhance your soft skills, earn a micro-certification that employers are looking for, and gain hands-on experience with a two-week paid placement. 

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: May 3 to June 11, 2021 or June 28 to August 6, 2021
Days & Times:
Mondays 6 pm to 9 pm
Tuesdays 4 pm to 6 pm
Thursdays 6 pm to 9 pm

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SkillsAdvance Ontario: Early Childhood Education Assistant

In this course you will be taking the Principles of Child Development course from Mohawk’s ECE diploma program. You will develop employment skills through workshops with an Employment Counsellor and gain hands-on training through a 3-week paid placement at a local early childhood education centre. Note: This course has a recommended information session.

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: August 10 to October 29, 2021
Days: Tuesday to Friday
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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SkillsAdvance Ontario: Personal Support Worker

This course is a great way to explore pathways related to Personal Support Workers while preparing for a job interview at the end of the 12-week course! Note: This course has a recommended information session. 

This is NOT the tuition-free, 6-month intensive PSW program. For more information on that program, please visit the program webpage: Personal Support Worker (Intensive) - 995

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: May 18 to August 13, 2021
Days: Tuesday to Friday
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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Technology & Trades:
Skilled Trades Focused Pathways

Foundations of Horticulture

Develop skills and knowledge to assist in the preparation and maintenance of outdoor gardens and garden structures. Learn about career opportunities within the sector while learning the tools and terminology of the trade.

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Self-paced
Dates: May 11 to June 25, 2021 or July 13 to August 27, 2021

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Ship Repair & Fabrication

The course will provide insight into the business of ship building, repair and maintenance from a local, national and international framework.

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: In-person
Dates: Starting in late May. Please check back soon for more details.
Location: Mohawk College - Fennell Campus (135 Fennell Avenue West) and Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority

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Women in Meat

Inspired by the MeatBusinessWomen professional association, the Women in Meat program is designed to encourage and nurture female talent throughout the sector through networking, education and mentorship. The Women in Meat program provides a broad overview of the meat industry with an emphasis on skills development in meat cutting as an entry point into the field. Additional hours are required within the course to complete Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC) online certification courses. Upon successful the completion of the program, participants will receive their own set of tools to assist with their journey into the meat industry.

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: Online and Virtual
Dates: April 27 to July 28, 2021
Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm

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Eligibility

We welcome applications from all those interested in City School, but please note that priority will be given to those who meet the following:
  • 19 years of age or older
  • Have no or limited post-secondary education (i.e., have not attended college or university, or participated in an apprenticeship); and/or currently unemployed and/or in receipt of social assistance (e.g., Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program)
  • Live within Ontario (for virtual and online courses)

Please Note:

  • Some courses have additional eligibility criteria. Please click on "Course Details" for more information.
  • High school completion is not a requirement.
  • Anyone who will be taking a post-secondary course or program, at Mohawk College or any other educational institution, will not be eligible to register for City School courses at the same time. 
  • We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.
  • Should class registration not be full by the application deadline, applicants who do not meet the priority criteria will be considered on a chronological basis.

Students can earn up to two (2) free credits through City School. 

You will be notified of your registration status approximately three (3) weeks before the course begins.

 

Employment Pathway Courses Eligibility

These programs include personalized employment supports and services, including opportunities for work placements, and, as such, have additional eligibility requirements.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • An interest in a career in the field of study upon completion
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Unemployed or working less than 20-hours per week
  • Not enrolled in full-time education 
  • 18 years of age or older 
     

Technology Requirements 

Students must have the following to participate in City School online and virtual courses:

  • broadband internet connection
  • desktop or laptop computer (tablet is acceptable)
  • basic computer skills (web browsing, email, and document creation)

 

View Past Courses

We are always adding new courses and workshops to City School. Take a look at what we've done in the past to get an idea of what courses may be added in the future.

View Past Courses

 

City School Locations

Eva Rothwell Centre

Eva Rothwell Centre

460 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
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Hamilton Central Library

Hamilton Public Library, Central location

4th floor, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton
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Mission Services of Hamilton

Mission Services building

196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
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Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton
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Pop-up Locations

Idlewyld Manor

449 Sanatorium Road

Hamilton

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Community Employment Services

163 Centennial Parkway North
Hamilton

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Red Hill Library

695 Queenston Rd,
Hamilton 

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