City School Courses

Winter 2021 Courses

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Coding Bootcamp 

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Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon to Fri | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm | Jan 11 - Apr 5

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.

*This course has a mandatory information session.

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Explore Careers in Goods Movement

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Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Wed & Thurs | 9:30 - 11:30 am | Feb 24 - Mar 18

Discover how your skills and experience can help you unlock a new and rewarding career path in Hamilton’s goods movement sector (air, port, rail, and road).

*This course has an optional information session.

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Explore Careers in Steel Construction

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Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Tues & Thurs | 1:30 - 3:30 pm | Feb 9 - Mar 4

Discover how your skills and experience can help you unlock a new and rewarding career path in the steel construction sector. Secure an interview with Walters Group, a family-owned steel construction company that designs, fabricates and constructs commercial and industrial projects throughout North America.

*This course has an optional information session.

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Foundations of Horticulture

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Credit Course | Online & Self-paced | Mar 9 - Apr 23

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.

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Intro to Advanced Manufacturing

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Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Dates TBD

Learn how work is done across a range of sectors in manufacturing. Start your journey on becoming an MSSC accredited and recognized Certified Production Technician. Discover the sustainable and well-paying careers available in this sector.

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Intro to Health & Wellness

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Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Tues & Thurs | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Jan 19 - Mar 4

Interested in exploring the impacts of wellness and developing a balanced approach to lifestyle choices? Discover the seven basic dimensions of wellness: Social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, environmental, spiritual and physical.

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Intro to Social Service Worker

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Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon & Wed | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Feb 1 - Mar 22

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.

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Introduction to Ship Repair

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Credit Course | Online & Self-paced | Mar 15 - Apr 23

Learn the concepts and terminology that you will need to begin a successful local career in ship repair and fabrication. Explore career opportunities in and around Hamilton in this growing sector.

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Small Business Foundations

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Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon & Wed | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Jan 18 - Feb 24

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.

*This course has optional information sessions.

Small Business Foundations Course Details »


STEM* Boost for Women

*Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Tues & Thurs | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Feb 2 - Mar 25

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.

STEM Boost for Women Course Details »


Women in Meat

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Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Tues & Thurs | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Mar 1 - Apr 23

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 required within the course to complete Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC) online certification courses. 

Women in Meat Course Details »

 

Specialized Employment Pathways Programs

 

SkillsAdvance Ontario: Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

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Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Tues to Fri | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Mar 16 - June 4

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.

*This course has a recommended information session.

Early Childhood Education Assistant Course Details »


SkillsAdvance Ontario: Food Manufacturing Program

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Non-Credit course | Online & Virtual | Mon to Fri | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm | Jan 4 – Feb 5

Sector focused training and placement in the Food Manufacturing Industry.

Food Manufacturing Course Details »


SkillsAdvance Ontario: Personal Support Worker Training

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Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Tues to Fri | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Jan 12 - Mar 31

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!

*This course has a recommended information session.

Personal Support Worker Course Details »

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.

 

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)

Specialized Employment Pathways Programs 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

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.

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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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