Credit Course Offerings

Ever thought about trying college, but didn't know where to start?

City School could be for you!

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, apprenticeship)
  • Live within the community in which the course(s) is being offered
  • High school completion is not a requirement

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.

Check out our current course offerings!

Online applications now open, see below! 

Check out our non-credit opportunities here

START: Introduction to Manufacturing

This free, 12-week, hands-on program provides the opportunity to explore and develop the skills needed to pursue entry-level careers in Advanced Manufacturing and related sectors.

The Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness Training program is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada.

This program offers important safety certifications and practical skills in subjects such as:

  • Tool use
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Process control
  • Welding
  • Insight into careers in Advanced Manufacturing 
  • Advanced manufacturing sectors, processes and technologies 
  • Workplace culture and safety 
  • Continuous improvement mindset 
  • Development of essential employability skills
  • Networking opportunities with local employers

 

For course details, please visit our START webpage or call 905-575-2730.

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 required Writing and Communication course at Mohawk College
     

Where: The Eva Rothwell Centre (460 Wentworth St. N.)
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
September 24 - December 19

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

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.
     

Where: The Eva Rothwell Centre (460 Wentworth St. N.)
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
October 1 - November 7

Apply online or call 905-575-2730

Introduction to Construction (Co-Ed)

  • 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.
     

Where: The Eva Rothwell Centre (460 Wentworth St. N.)
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
November 12 - December 19

Apply online or call 905-575-2730

Popular Music and Society 

  • Earn a general education elective from Mohawk College, applicable to many different programs
  • Analyze the sociological aspects of popular music from the 20th century to the mainstream music of today
  • Emphasizes important trends, genres, labels and individuals in music history
  • Special attention will be given to Canadian experiences in popular music
  • This course is great for people looking for a taste of the college experience


Where: Central Library (55 York Blvd., 4th floor)
When: Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
September 24 - December 12

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

The Generic Business Plan

A key skill for any entrepreneur! 

  • Develop a generic business plan using a prescribed template provided by a banking institution
  • Complete the business plan by expanding on its detailed components
  • Modules include:
    • Comprehensive Business Plan
    • Financial Plan
    • Business Presentations
  • Earn a credit toward Mohawk's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate


Where: Central Library (55 York Blvd., 4th floor)
When: Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
September 24 - December 12

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

Group Dynamics

  • Test your ability to complete tasks while depending on other people

  • Reflect on your perceptions, personality, and attitude when working with others

  • Collaborate with full-time Mohawk College students

  • Earn a credit toward Mohawk College Human Service programs!

Where: Mission Services (196 Wentworth St. N., 2nd floor)
When: Wednesday and Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
September 4 - November 27

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

 

Me, We, Community

Explore the concepts of positive psychology and diversity, investigate social issues in the Hamilton area, and review some important social action movements through hands-on learning.

Identify an issue in the local community, then plan and present a community action project combining the principles of positive psychology, diversity, and community action to create awareness around the issue.

Earn a General Education credit toward various Mohawk College programs upon successful completion. 

Where: Mission Services (196 Wentworth St. N., 2nd floor)
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
September 24 - December 12

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

 

Storytelling

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of storytelling in journalism.

  • Emphasis will be placed on basic story structure, accuracy and clarity when reporting on events and experiences.
  • Students learn basic newsgathering and interviewing skills that can be applied to a range of media platforms (e.g., print and online).


Part of the Journalism program of studies at Mohawk College.

Where: Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (34 Ottawa St. N.)
When: Thursdays and Fridays
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 23 - December 13

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

College 101 @ Dunnville Library

Have you ever wondered if college is for you? This course helps you prepare for success in a college environment, covering topics like:

  • What to expect in college
  • How to study
  • Time & stress management
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning for education and career goals
  • Earn a General Education credit toward various Mohawk College programs


Where: Dunnville Library (317 Chestnut Street)
When: Wednesdays & Fridays
1:30-3:30
September 25 - December 13

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

 

College 101 @ Burlington Public Library - Central Branch

Have you ever wondered if college is for you? This course helps you prepare for success in a college environment, covering topics like:

  • What to expect in college
  • How to study
  • Time & stress management
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning for education and career goals


Where: Burlington Public Library - Central Branch (2331 New St)
When: Tuesday & Thursday
1:30-3:30
September 24 - December 12

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

Past Credit Course Offerings

Skilled Trades, Manufacturing, and Logistics

  • 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.

 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 
       
  • 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.
       
  • 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. 
    • Made possible by a generous grant through the Hamilton Community Foundation's Edith H. Turner Foundation.

 

  • Careers at the Port (non-credit course) 
    • Explore in-demand career opportunities in manufacturing, distributing, and more. Learn how developing your essential skills, completing academic up-skilling, and understanding workplace culture can help you get a job and rise through the ranks.
    • This non-credit course is delivered in partnership with the Hamilton Port Authority.

 

Human Services

  • Group Dynamics 
    • Part of the Social Service Worker diploma program.

    • Test your ability to complete tasks while depending on other people. Reflect on your perceptions, personality, and attitude when working with others.

    • Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit toward Mohawk College Human Service 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. 
  • 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 credit in the Social Service Worker diploma program.
  • Health Safety and Nutrition
    • Part of the Early Childhood Education diploma program.
    • This course focuses on the health and safety of young children in a childcare environment, healthy eating, and strategies to manage personal stress.
    • Upon successful completion, students receive a credit toward the ECE diploma!
  • Human Service Career Discovery

    • Part of the Human Service Foundation certificate program.

    • Investigate various human service sectors as they relate to the career potential available in the industry. 

    • Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit towards the Human Service Foundations certificate. 

  • Child Development and Behaviour 

    • Part of the Early Childhood Education diploma program.

    • Examine the normal growth and development patterns of children. Learn about milestones, behaviours, and emerging skills from a developmental perspective. 

    • Upon successful completion, students receive a credit toward the ECE diploma!

Business and Media

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Creative Team 
    • Part of the Broadcasting - Television and Communications Media diploma program.
    • Learn what it takes to produce a studio-based interview show. Participate in studio roles such as writing, directing, and production planning. 

    • Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit toward Mohawk College media and broadcasting programs! 

  • 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 fieldwork.
    • Upon Successful completion, students will receive a credit toward select Communication Arts programs at Mohawk College!
  • Advertising Applications 
    • Explore ways of communicating and presenting ideas in the advertising world. Gain vital skills for many different areas of work and life.

    • Upon successful completion, students will receive a credit toward the Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma at Mohawk College. 

  • 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.

  • Business Success Strategies

    • Learn a variety of strategies for success in business such as personal strengths, study and work habits, and communication skills.

    • Plan a career path by choosing a program major that matches personal skills to the requirement of the profession.

    • Upon successful completion, students receive a credit toward the Business diploma programs!

  • Layout and Art Direction

    • Part of the Advertising and Marketing Communications advanced diploma program

    • Investigate the basics of advertising layout and art direction from theoretical and practical perspectives.

    • Upon successful completion, students receive a credit toward the Advertising and Marketing diploma program!

  • Introduction to Marketing

    • Part of the Marketing Diploma program

    • Explore the foundational concepts of marketing, including key concepts such as market segmentation and target marketing, environmental analysis, and the marketing mix: price, product, promotion and place. 

    • Investigate consumer behaviour and integrated marketing communications.

Health Sciences

  • 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
  • Foundations of Pharmaceutical Products
    • Part of the Community Pharmacy Assistant Certificate program.

    • Recognize the fundamental concepts of pharmaceutical products such as drug development and approval, drug naming, the role of manufacturers, routes of administration, and dosage forms. 

    • Upon successful completion, students receive a credit toward the Community Pharmacy Assistant Certificate!

  • Careers in Community & Long Term Care (non-credit)

    • Explore in-demand and exciting career opportunities in the community and long-term care sector.

    • Students will update their customer service training, develop knowledge and essential skills, dive into case studies and participate in a job fair.

    • Learn how to improve your soft skills and better understand workplace culture to help you get a job and rise through the ranks.

    • Developed in partnership with the Thrive Group who is committed to building a community of quality and responsive services in the health care system.

General Education

  • 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! 
  • Indigenous College 101 
    • Get started on a path to college! Learn what to expect in a college environment with special focus on time and stress management, overcoming barriers, critical thinking, and planning next steps.

    • This course was developed in partnership with Six Nations Polytechnic and provides a holistic approach to education and includes traditional and cultural teachings.

    • Upon successful completion, students receive a general education elective credit toward different programs at Mohawk!

    • Delivered in partnership with the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Environmental Sustainability 
    • Analyze how your consumption habits affect your community, determine your ecological footprint, and study the complex environmental problems our society faces.
    • Upon successful completion, students will receive a general education credit toward select college programs!
  • 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!