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If you have ever thought about trying college, City School could be for you!

City School delivers free college courses in the community at the Eva Rothwell Centre, Central Library, and on the Mobile Classroom. This allows students the chance to access a college education in a comfortable, risk-free way. Read some of our student testimonials here!

We happily accept all applications, however, please note that priority will be given to students with no postsecondary experience.
Students are eligible to take up to two courses with City School.
High school completion is not required. 

Current Credit Course Offerings

Welding

Get an introduction to the hands-on skills and theory of welding, a transferable skill across many trades and industries. Basic safety equipment is provided. 

Upon successful completion, students will receive a course exemption from the Manufacturing Engineering Technician program at Mohawk. 

Spaces for each intake are limited to 12. Multiple intakes offered.

Where: Mobile Classroom

Apply online or call 905-575-2730 for location dates and location details.

Introduction to Construction

Get comfortable working with tools on plumbing, carpentry, and electrical projects. This course is great for people looking to build confidence working on home improvement or to discover a career in the skilled trades.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit towards a Continuing Education certificate. 

Where: Mobile Classroom

Apply online or call 905-575-2730 for location dates and location details.

Introduction to Construction for Women

Get comfortable working with tools on plumbing, carpentry, and electrical projects. This course is great for people looking to build confidence working on home improvement or to discover a career in the skilled trades.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit towards a Continuing Education certificate. 

Funded in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Eva Rothwell Centre.

Where: Trades Lab at Eva Rothwell (460 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton)
When: Please contact us to join the waitlist for Spring 2018. See below. 

Course is now full, but please call 905-575-2730 to be put on a waitlist for Spring 2018.

Drafting Fundamentals

Learn the basics of drafting in the fields of architectural, construction, civil, and transportation engineering. Learn to read blueprints and techniques for line work, lettering, dimensioning, sketching, and drawings assembly. 

Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit towards Engineering Technology programs at Mohawk. 

Where: Central Library, 4th floor (55 York Blvd.)
When: Thursdays
9:30 am - 1:00 pm 
March 1 - May 31

Apply online or call 905-575-2730 

Introduction to Construction Engineering Technician 

Delivered in partnership with the City of Hamilton's Xperience Annex for adults aged 18-29, this mini-program gives you an introduction to Mohawk's Construction Engineering Technician diploma program with two courses and complimentary workshops.

Tech Skills Theory gives you a foundational knowledge of tools and safety. Trade Calculations boosts your math skills and gives you the chance to apply them directly to solve a construction related problem.

In addition to the two credits earned towards the Construction Engineering Technician program at Mohawk, students also participate in workshops to develop life and employment skills.

Where: Eva Rothwell Centre (460 Wentworth St. N)
When: Wednesdays 1:00 - 5:00 pm and Fridays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
March 28 - June 29

To apply, please call 905-575-2730 

 

Past Credit Course Offerings

Bundled Arrows: College 101

Start your journey to College with this credit course that will start you on your path. Learn what to expect in a college or university environment, with special focus on time and stress management, overcoming barriers, critical thinking, and planning next steps.

This course provides a holistic approach to education and includes traditional and cultural teachings, and is delivered in partnership with the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre.

Developed in partnership with Six Nations Polytechnic and funded by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer. 

Advocacy and Community Social Action

Address a variety of social issues in Hamilton. Learn how to have a meaningful impact in your community by engaging in community building and advocacy.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a general education credit toward select college programs!

Introduction to Business

Learn about how businesses in Canada operate. Study the basics of management and business organization and structure. 

Upon successful completion, earn a credit toward the Business Foundations certificate at Mohawk College!

Computers for Business

Students will develop and enhance their skills using Microsoft Office for work and for personal organization.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit toward select Business programs at Mohawk College!

Digital Photojournalism

Learn practical skills for journalism and apply photography skills to a variety of scenarios. This course includes a strong practical component with a focus on field work.

Upon Successful completion, students will receive a credit toward select Communication Arts programs at Mohawk College!

College 101

Students learn what to expect in a college or university environment, with special focus on time and stress management, overcoming barriers, critical thinking, and planning next steps.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a general education credit toward select college programs! 

Introduction to Child and Youth Care

Prepare for a job in the field of Child and Youth Care by learning about the development of the profession and studying current trends.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit in the Child and Youth Care program. 

Advertising Concepts

Learn how advertising industry professionals come up with a great idea! Start with an idea and learn the steps needed to bring your advertising concepts to life.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit toward select Advertising and Marketing programs at Mohawk.

Popular Culture

Students will examine modern popular culture (TV, advertisements, music, clothing, etc.) and its impact on society. Analyze who controls the media; the consumers, the producers or both? Question and analyze the impact of consumerism on the world, and examine the possibility of consumers rising up to take their culture back.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a general education credit toward select college programs!

Interactive Web Design

Students learn the basics of planning and designing a website that uses multimedia interconnectivity.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit toward select Communication Arts programs.

Family Dynamics

Part of the Early Childhood Education Program of Studies.

Explore the relationship between the individual and the family and the meaning of family within a socially diverse context. Examine the dynamics, changes and challenges within families, and enhance self-awareness regarding personal experiences, beliefs and values.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a general education credit toward select college programs!

Introduction to Health and Wellness

Learn the basic dimensions to staying healthy, and how to take a balanced approach to lifestyle choices that impact your health. Participate in experiential learning opportunities with Hamilton Health Sciences Staff.

This course is offered in partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences at the Hamilton General Hospital. Please note that immunization clearance is required, with support provided free-of-charge by Hamilton Health Sciences.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit toward Mohawk College's Health, Wellness and Fitness program of studies!

Find out more about Introduction to Health & Wellness (opens PDF, 904kb).

Health, Safety and Nutrition

Part of the Early Childhood Education Program of Studies.

This course focused on the health and safety of young children in a childcare environment, healthy eating, and strategies to manage personal stress.

Upon successful completion, students received a credit toward the ECE program of studies!

Analyzing Video Games

This course teaches critical and analytical reading, writing and speaking skills at a college level by studying major video games. This course focuses on the critical analysis of the development and impact of all kinds of video games, as well as the communities which have formed around and within those games.

Upon successful completion, students receive a credit toward a mandatory Writing and Communication course at Mohawk College.