Skip to Main Content | [A] [A+] [A++]
facebooktwitteryoutube tourscontacts

Continuing Education at the Timmins Campus

Continuing Education Registration Form (PDF, 185 KB)
If you have any questions, please email

Explore a Career in Forest Firefighting

SP-100 Forest Firefighting Training
Are you exploring a career as a seasonal forest firefighter (Fire Ranger) or a forest firefighter position in the private industry? In order to obtain a forest firefighter position, you must complete training from an Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) accredited SP-100 Forest Firefighting Training Program.

Dates: Saturday, April 25 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
Duration: 40 hours (five days/8 hours per day)
Format: Classroom (40%) and field exercises (60%)
Tuition: $1,289.35 per person (cost includes hst and WHMIS certification)
Eligibility: Persons 18 years of age and over in good physical condition

General Interest

Introduction to Photography
This course focuses on learning the basics of both the technical and compositional aspects of photography. Classes will consist of slideshow presentations, discussions and practical exercises to help students learn in a multifaceted environment. Students will become familiar with basic functions on their cameras and will gain confidence using manual settings. The course will also touch on the importance of light, the rules of composition as well as traditional and non traditional portraiture and landscape photography. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to compose and create meaningful, dynamic images.

February 24 - March 31 (6 weeks)
Tuesday evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $199.75 (hst included)

Sculpting with Jane
Sculpting with Weights - Weight training helps shape and strengthen muscles while building your body to use more cardio during cardio workouts. This class is total body muscle conditioning using dumbbells. 30 minutes. Abs - Strong abs contribute to overall core strength. 30 minutes. TBA

Babysitter's Course
The course will provide Basic First Aid and care giving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.

Start: Monday, April 13, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Timmins Campus
Cost: $65 hst included

Creative Welding
This course aims at providing the participant with the necessary fundamental skills and knowledge to carry out basic welding tasks in a safe and competent manner. The creative welding course focuses on shielded metal arc welding and oxy-fuel as the principal welding and allied processes. Participants will also learn ornamental design and fabrication with a variety of metals. No previous welding experience is required. Students are required to bring: safety boots - steel toed, safety glasses, pen and notebook.
Time and Date: TBA
Location: Timmins Campus
Cost: $396.65 hst included

Our Pottery course includes stoneware, hand building and wheel work. Class projects and patterns will be included. Each student will be provided with clay and will have the use of communal supplies and tools.

Wednesday Evenings (8 weeks) 6:30pm - 9:30pm
March 4 - April 22
Cost: $220 (includes hst and materials)

Thursday Evenings (8 weeks) 6:30pm - 9:30pm
March 5 - April 23
Cost: $220 (includes hst and materials)

Small Engine Repair
This is a practical course for the person who wishes to make repairs to all types of small engines (snow machines, snow blowers, lawnmowers, etc.). Students will have access to a variety of machines or may work on their own small engines in class with the assistance of the instructor. Students must provide safety glasses and safety boots/shoes. Topics include: Principles of operating a 4- and 2-stroke engine, engine overhaul, cylinder and valve reconditioning, lubrication system, trouble-shooting, engine problems and home servicing of small engines.

Date and Time: TBA
Location: Timmins Campus
Cost: $225.60 hst included

Conversational Spanish
This course will provide students with the foundations of the Spanish Language through basic vocabulary, grammar and typical phrases used in travels and in daily life.  Students will learn to develop their ability to communicate in Spanish at a basic level by providing the most common phrases and correct pronunciation. Textbook and activity book included.

Start: February 25 - April 15, 2015 (8 weeks) - Wednesday evenings 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Timmins Campus
Cost: $292.75 (hst, textbook and activity book included)

Stained Glass
Begin with the very basics of creating stained glass art - and prepare yourself to be amazed! Students will learn a brief history of stained glass, safety in working with glass, how to make and use patterns, cutting, breaking, grinding and fitting glass, and foiling, soldering and finishing projects. By the end of this course you will have produced two beautiful stained glass pieces. Projects: student will make a nightlight and a window sun catcher and will have a choice from a selection of patterns, glass and finishing products. Course will be delivered off-site in Schumacher, ON. Date, time and cost: TBA.

Piloxing with Jane
A non-stop interval fusion of PILATES · BOXING · DANCE that will push you past your limits for a sleek, sexy, powerful YOU! This unique combination is guaranteed to burn maximum calories and build lean muscles. Feel empowered with boxing, find balance with Pilates, and let loose with fun and funky dance moves. Date, time and cost: TBA.


AutoCAD 2014
This course is intended for those students who want a basic overview of AutoCAD 2014. This practical, hands-on course covers user interface; setting up and file management; drawing lines, circles and other objects; editing, drawing aids, layers, text and
dimensioning; and drawing exercises and plotting.

February 26 - April 30, 2015 (10 weeks)
Time: Thursday evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Timmins Campus
Cost: $295.00 hst included

MTO - Approved Beginner Driver Education Course Provider

Cost is $750. Course consists of: 10 hours of workbook , 20 hours of in-class instruction, and 10 hours of private driving lessons
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
March 7, 8, 28 and 29, 2015
April 11, 12, 25 and 26, 2015

• Flexible driving times including pick-up at school or at home
• State-of-the-art driving simulator
• Income Tax receipts will be issued to participating students in the following year
• The Driver Licence History provides proof of successful completion and graduation from a BDE course and is widely recognized by the insurance industry
• Graduates with a Driver’s Licence History may be eligible for an insurance discount

Driving Lesson Packages
7 lesson package, cost is $395.50
3 lesson package, cost is $179.50
Pretest lesson package, cost is $169.50
*Pretest package can only be taken in combination with either the 7 and/or 3 lesson packages. Includes 1-hour driving lesson and use of instructor’s vehicle for road test.

Health, First Aid & CPR

A comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR.

First Aid/CPR with Level HCP
Saturday and Sunday | 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $135.00
February 21 and 22, 2015
March 28 and 29, 2015
April 11 and 12, 2015

CPR/Level HCP Recertification
Saturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $75.00
February 21, 2015
March 28, 2015
April 11, 2015

IV Therapy (Intravenous Therapy)
The goal of this course is to assist participants in developing the skills and demonstrating the knowledge that will provide a high level of safety in the practice of intravenous therapy (embodies administration of solutions and placement of intravenous cannulas).
PREREQUSITES: Participants must be Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses or Paramedics. Once the course is completed participants are responsible to show proof of ten I.V. starts before a certificate will be issued. Tuition may be eligible for funding through the Nursing Education Initiative (NEI). For more information, please contact either the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) or the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).

Start: March 7 & 8, 2015
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $199.00 hst included

The objective of this course is to teach participants how to draw blood and obtain specimens promptly, efficiently, and safely from patients and clients. Tuition may be eligible for funding through the Nursing Education Initiative (NEI). For more information, please contact either the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) or the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).

Start: January 17 and 18, 2015
Time: Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Timmins Campus
Cost: $283.26 hst included

Hunter Education

The Ontario Hunter Education Program will assist participants to understand the natural world and become a knowledgeable and responsible hunter. The program also reinforces the firearms safety information contained in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. New hunters of all ages must take Hunter Education training and pass an exam before they can purchase their first hunting licence.

One Stop Shop (combined Firearms/Hunter Safety)
Friday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

February 20, 21 and 22, 2015
March 6, 7 and 8, 2015
April 17, 18 and 19, 2015

Cost: $220 (includes textbooks and hst).

Firearms Safety
Friday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm

February 20 and 21, 2015
March 6 and 7, 2015
April 17 and 18, 2015

Cost: $125.00 (includes textbook and hst)

Hunter Safety
Saturday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

January 31 and February 1, 2015
February 7 and 8, 2015
March 7 and 8, 2015
April 18 and 19, 2015

Cost: $133 (includes textbook and hst)

** An exam fee of $40/exam must be paid to the Instructor at time of the exam. Course description provided by: Ontario Hunter Education Program Website **

Admission and General Information

Confirmation of Registration
Students are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure a seat in their chosen course (some courses have limited enrollment). Students may register over the phone with a major credit card, or visit Northern College and pay with cash or debit. Personal cheques for Continuing Education courses will not be accepted. All Continuing Education courses must be paid in full prior to the first day of the class. A student is not considered registered unless they have paid in full. Unless stated, fees do not include text or materials.
Here is a link to the registration form (PDF, 185 KB)

Class Cancellation
If inclement weather forces cancellation of classes, every effort will be made to broadcast announcements over local radio stations. Should there be a potential for this to occur, please contact the College at 705-235-7231 to confirm the class is still running. If classes need to be cancelled for any other reason, students will be called at the earliest opportunity. Providing additional contact numbers (i.e.: secondary numbers and email addresses) are extremely helpful. The College reserves the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances or low enrollment. Students will be notified by telephone or email provided by them at time of registration. PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT DAY AND EVENING TELEPHONE NUMBERS. Students will receive a full refund when cancellation of course occurs.

Official Tax Receipts
Official Tax Receipts will be available to students if tuition fees exceed $100 in a calendar year. Activity fees and costs of texts and materials are not included. The receipt the College issues upon payment of fees is a temporary receipt. Please retain your receipt as you will need your username and password to access your T2202-A slip. Official receipts for income tax purposes are available online through the College website in February at

Accidents / Injuries
Northern College will not be responsible for any claims for damages arising from any accident or injury which is caused by or occurs when a student is participating in any program at any facility.

Refund Policy
Refunds for withdrawal from courses or seminars will be subject to a $25 administrative fee (course dependent) except when the activity is cancelled by the College. All requests for withdrawals must be received 6 days prior to the start date of the course. Failure to attend the course does not constitute withdrawal. You are financially responsible for your course(s) unless you withdraw officially by the given deadlines. Check the refund policy for your course at time of registration. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 705-235-7231 or by email to