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Apprenticeship in Ontario Chart-1

Apprenticeship Preparation Courses (APC)

Apprenticeship Preparation Courses are Technological Studies programs that provide opportunities for students to begin a pathway leading to careers in the skilled trades or the world of work. The philosophy that underlies the teaching of these courses is that students learn best by doing. The curriculum in this area takes an activity-based, project driven approach to learning. The content of these focus courses relate to skills and processes in the area of emphasis and reflect current industry practices and standards.

APC courses are offered as a double credit package (2 credit package-220 hours). The additional instructional time allows for the practice and refinement of skills needed for certification, entry into apprenticeship programs, or participation in schoolwork transition programs.

Apprentice Preparation Courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Construction Technology
  • Hairstyling and Aesthetics
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Transportation Technology

Although all apprenticeships require employment in the trade area, students can explore the following websites to find out more about apprentice opportunities.

Students considering Apprenticeship as a postsecondary option should also look at the OYAP program in the Cooperative Education section of this website.



To find information on apprenticeships in Ontario visit the following sites:
N.B. All apprenticeships require employment in the trade area.

Ministry of Education Ontario: Apprenticeships

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship

Information on Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships

Information on Skilled Competition and Awareness Programs

Apprentice Search Engine

Niagara College Apprenticeship Programs

Mohawk College Apprenticeship Programs

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Diocese of St. Catharines


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