Current 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.

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

Check out our current course offerings!

Winter 2019

Please apply by December 21, 2018.

Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

Health, Safety and Nutrition at Aldershot Library»

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!

Where: Burlington Public Library, Aldershot Branch, 550 Plains Road East, Burlington
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
February 5, 2019 - March 21, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2489.

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

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. 

Where: Mission Services (196 Wentworth St. N.)
When: Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
January 23, 2019 - March 27, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2489 

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

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. 

Please note: Safety boots are required. 

Where: Eva Rothwell Centre (460 Wentworth St. N.)
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
February 5, 2019 - March 20, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2730

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

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!

Where: Eva Rothwell Centre (460 Wentworth St. N.)
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
January 22, 2019 - April 4, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2489.

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

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!

Where: Eva Rothwell Centre (460 Wentworth St. N.)
When: Thursdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
January 31, 2019 - May 2, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2489.

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

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.

Where: Eva Rothwell Centre (460 Wentworth St. N.)
When: Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
January 16, 2019 - February 22, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2489.

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

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!

Where: 4th floor, Central Library (55 York Blvd.)
When: Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 30, 2019 - April 3, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2489.

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

Business Success Strategies »

Part of the Business diploma programs.

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 sills to the requirement of the profession.

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

Where: 4th floor, Central Library (55 York Blvd.)
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
January 15, 2019 - March 28, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2489

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

Bundled Arrows: College 101 at HRIC »

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.

Where: Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (34 Ottawa Street North)
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
January 29, 2019 - March 28, 2019

Apply online or call 905-575-2489.

Please note: Registration confirmation begins in January 2019.

 


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.

 

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!
       

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.

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

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! 
  • Bundled Arrows: 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!