City School Courses

Student 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)

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 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)

 

Virtual and Online Fall 2020 Courses  


 

START: Introduction to Ship Repair and Port Operations

(MRNS 10001)

 

Non-credit Course | Online & Self-paced | Oct 19 - Dec 18 | APPLY NOW

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.

Ship Repair and Fabrication Course Details »


START: Introduction to Horticulture

(HORT 10060)

 

Credit course | Online & Self-paced | Sep 8 - Oct 23 or Nov 2 - Dec 18 | APPLY NOW

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.

Introduction to Horticulture Course Details »


Environmental Technology (For Women)

(ENVRE A204)

 

Credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues and Thurs | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Oct 6 - Dec 17 | CLOSED

Explore the environmental impact humans have on the world, and learn about the technology and infrastructure we build to try to help.

Environmental Technology for Women Course Details »


STEM Career Discovery (For Women)

(CRED 10150)

 

Non-credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues and Thurs | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Sep 22 - Nov 26 | CLOSED

Discover professions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math that align with your skills and interests along with the college pathway options to help you get there.

STEM Career Discovery for Women Course Details »


Principles of Child Development

(EDUC 10062)

 

Credit course | Online & Virtual | Wed and Fri | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Sep 23 - Nov 20 | CLOSED

This course is a great way to explore education and career pathways related to early childhood education!

Principles of Child Development Course Details »


Foundations 1: Personal Support Worker

(HSCI 10188)

 

Credit course | Online & Virtual | Wed and Fri | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Sep 23 - Nov 20 | CLOSED

This course is a great way to explore education and career pathways related to Personal Support Workers!

Foundations 1: Personal Support Worker Course Details »


Positive Psychology

(PSYCH 10028)

 

Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon and Wed | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Sep 21 - Dec 2 | CLOSED

Explore various pathways to well-being, as we learn evidence-based strategies with roots in the science of Positive Psychology. Discover ways in which you can improve your mindset, increase self-awareness and self-understanding, cultivate flourishing relationships, practice self-care, and align your life with your values and purpose.

Positive Psychology Course Details »


Business Studies Discovery

(CRED 10106)

 

Credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon and Wed | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Sep 21 - Dec 2 | CLOSED

Explore post-secondary business program pathways, and develop personal and professional skills to help you succeed academically and in entrepreneurship.

Business Studies Discovery Course Details »


Coding Bootcamp

(INFO 10256)

 

Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Mon to Fri | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm | Sep 21 - Dec 11 | CLOSED

Learn what it takes to build websites and create mobile applications, 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.

Coding Bootcamp Course Details »


SkillsAdvance Ontario: Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

(CRED 10148, EDUC 10062)

 

Credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues to Fri | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Sept 8 - Nov 27 | CLOSED

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.

Early Childhood Education Assistant Course Details »


SkillsAdvance Ontario: Personal Support Worker Training

(CRED 10148, HSCI 10188)

 

Credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues to Fri | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Sept 8 - Nov 27 | CLOSED

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!

Personal Support Worker Course Details »


SkillsAdvance Ontario: Food Manufacturing Program

(MANU 10074)

 

Non-Credit course | Online & Virtual | Mon to Fri | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Sep 14 - Nov 13 | CLOSED

Sector focused training and placement in the Food Manufacturing Industry.

Food Manufacturing Program Details »


Explore Careers at the Port

(CRED 10138)

 

Non-credit course | Online & Virtual | Tues and Thurs | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Sep 22 - Oct 29 | CLOSED

This course is a great way to connect and engage with businesses to learn more about in-demand careers at the Port!

Explore Careers at the Port Course Details »


Explore Careers at Walters

(CRED 10154)

 

Non-credit Course | Online & Virtual | Wed and Fri | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Oct 7 - Nov 27 | CLOSED

This course is a great way to connect and engage with Walters Inc., a family-owned steel construction company that designs, fabricates and constructs commercial and industrial projects throughout North America.

Explore Careers at Walters Course Details »


 

START: Introduction to Manufacturing

(MANU 10072)

 

Credit Course | Online & Self-paced | Nov 2 - Dec 18 | CLOSED

Learn how work is done across a range of sectors including steel, automotive and plastics and food processing. Start your journey on becoming an MSSC accredited and industry-recognized Certified Production Technician. Discover the sustainable and well-paying careers available in this sector.

START: Introduction to Manufacturing Course Details »


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. 

View Past Courses

 

City School Locations

Eva Rothwell Centre

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460 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
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Hamilton Central Library

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4th floor, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton
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Mission Services of Hamilton

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196 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton
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Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

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34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton
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Idlewyld Manor

449 Sanatorium Road

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163 Centennial Parkway North
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Red Hill Library

695 Queenston Rd,
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