College Vocational Certificate Program

Tuition and Fees

Program Title: College Vocational Certificate Program
Credential Earned: Certificate
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Program Status: Open

Program Codes
NORT – A195 (PC) Timmins Campus
NORT – A196 (JB) Moosonee Campus
NORT – A197 (HL) Haileybury Campus
NORT – A198 (KL) Kirkland Lake Campus
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.


Program Description
This program is a job-readiness/post-secondary readiness program designed to meet the unique educational and/or vocational needs of people who would not normally consider or qualify for entry into a traditional post-secondary program, or for those people with complex disabilities who require one-to-one intervention or continuous access to technology in order to benefit from academic studies. This program is individualized and supports individuals who:

Have graduated from high school with workplace credits
Have substantially modified courses and/or have an Ontario Secondary School Certificate and are having difficulty finding appropriate and meaningful work
Are having difficulty finding an appropriate entry point into further post-secondary education.

In addition, students participate in career planning, workplace essential skills training including life skills, literacy and numeracy skills, communication skills, customer service skills, basic technology skills, and work experience placements. Students will have the opportunity to complete various certificates, such as WHMIS, First Aid/CPR, Ontario SuperHost, Safe Food Handling, and others. Students enrolled in this program are eligible for loans and grants.

Career Opportunities
Students completing the program may enter another postsecondary program or the workplace in an entry-level position primarily in the hospitality or retail sector.

Contact Information
Des Quinn
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext. 2258
quinnd@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Mature students or students who are 18 years of age who have graduated from high school with workplace credits, modified courses, and/or an Ontario Secondary School Certificate.

Students must participate in an interview/assessment with Learner Services staff to be recommended into the program.

Or equivalent

Semester 1
CM1713 Integrated Communications I
EL1003 Elective I
IN1623 Computer Skills
MA1713 Integrated Mathematics I
VO1003 Career Planning and Life Skills
VO1013 Job Shadowing

Semester 2
CM2713 Integrated Communications II
EL1003 Elective I
MA2713 Integrated Mathematics II
VO2001 Job Placement
VO2003 Work Skills Lab
VO2013 Customer Service and Workplace Relations

Semester 1
CM1713 Integrated Communications I
Reading text, document use, writing and oral communication skills required for day-to-day living and the workplace are reviewed at an essential skill level 2 or higher.

EL1003 Elective I
Students may choose a post-secondary course from a program they are working towards or a regular General Arts and Science course as an elective. Notes: Students cannot take post-secondary courses which require prerequisites. Certain programs such as, BSc. Nursing, Law Clerk and others, have predetermined electives. A list of eligible elective courses for these programs will be provided by the program coordinator at the beginning of each semester in which an elective is required.

IN1623 Computer Skills
This course provides an introduction to: computers and common peripherals, common word processing software, email, and one-dimensional data base searches. Students will practice simple data entry and master the use of one or more common retail/service sector software packages used for a limited number of functions (essential skill level 2).

MA1713 Integrated Mathematics I
This course reviews mathematical concepts and basic arithmetic skills commonly used in day-to-day living and in the workplace at an essential skill level 2 or higher in numeracy, money math, scheduling or budgeting, measurement and calculation, data analysis and numerical estimation.

VO1003 Career Planning and Life Skills
Focusing on essential skill development at a minimum of level 2 in: problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, job task planning and organizing, finding information, and continuous learning, this course culminates in the development of a complete personal and career portfolio.

VO1013 Job Shadowing
Three to six different job shadowing opportunities (one to two days duration) will be provided to students based on their individual career direction.

Semester 2
CM2713 Integrated Communications II
A continuation of Integrated Communications I, this course expands the workplace applications, individualized to the student’s career goal of essential skill level 2-3 (or higher) reading text, document use, writing, and oral communication.

EL1003 Elective I
Students may choose a post-secondary course from a program they are working towards or a regular General Arts and Science course as an elective. Notes: Students cannot take post-secondary courses which require prerequisites. Certain programs such as, BSc. Nursing, Law Clerk and others, have predetermined electives. A list of eligible elective courses for these programs will be provided by the program coordinator at the beginning of each semester in which an elective is required.

MA2713 Integrated Mathematics II
This course is a continuation of Integrated Math I. This course expands the workplace applications individualized to the student’s career goal, of essential skill level 2-3 (or higher) in numeracy, money math, scheduling or budgeting, measurement and calculation, data analysis, and numerical estimation.

VO2001 Job Placement
One or two job placements (two to four weeks in duration) will be provided to students based on their individual career goal.

VO2003 Work Skills Lab
This course is designed in modular format allowing students to complete various job skills labs, simulations, and workshops, such as WHMIS, First Aid and CPR, retail sales simulation, food preparation and safety lab, vehicle care lab, homemaking lab, and others.

VO2013 Customer Service and Workplace Relations
Beginning with basic interpersonal relationships, this course provides the student with Super Host training and certification, and Service Excellence training and certification, as well as workplace coordination/integration requirements and an understanding of roles and responsibilities in working with others at an essential skill level 2-3.

For more information, you can visit OnTransfer. This site provides information and resources to help students and potential students find their way through Ontario’s postsecondary system.