Ship Repair & Fabrication

 two men repairing a ship

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Free Credit Course 

Explore career opportunities associated within the field of Ship Repair in this exciting program offered in partnership with Heddle Shipyards and the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA).  Develop theoretical knowledge about shipyard operations while developing hands-on skills to support the repair and maintenance of ships.  This program will provide opportunities for skills development in welding, mechanical maintenance, and painting and coating.  Classes will be delivered at our Fennell campus and dockside at Heddle Shipyards in our mobile classrooms as well as on decommissioned Coast Guard vessel.  Learn about port operations and the variety of amazing opportunities available within the sector.   

Course Details

Course Type: Credit Course
Delivery: In-person
Location: Mobile Classroom located at Mohawk College - Fennell Campus (135 Fennell Avenue West) and Heddle Shipyards, along with a decommissioned Coast Guard vessel
Dates: September 27 to November 11
Days: Monday to Thursday
Time: 9 am to 4 pm 

*As per Mohawk College policy, COVID-19 vaccinations are required to attend City School in-person programs effective September 7, 2021. To attend in-person classes you must have had at least the first COVID-19 vaccine by that date but the second vaccination must be received by October 15, with proof of full (two-step) vaccination required by no later than October 30, 2021. Formal exemptions may be requested; additional supporting documentation and screening requirements will apply.
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This course of study is designed to support direct pathways into employment in the field.


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., college, 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).
  • For online courses, live within Ontario; for in-person courses, live within the community in which the course(s) is being offered.

Note: 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 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.



Phone: 905-575-2489
Email: cityschool [at]

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Heddle Shipyards logo    Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority Logo
This course is delivered in partnership with Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority and Heddle Shipyards

Government of Canada Logo  The project is funded by the government of Canada’s Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness Program