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Continuing Education at the Timmins Campus

Here is a link to the Continuing Education Registration Form (PDF, 185 KB) If you have any questions, please email

General Interest

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 them with the most common phrases and its correct pronunciation. Textbook and activity book included.

Course Information:
Time: Tuesday Evenings from 6 pm - 9 pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $292.75 hst 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 2 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. Use of studio equipment, safety glasses, gloves and aprons will be provided during the course. Course will be delivered off-site in Schumacher, ON

Thursday Evenings from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $180.00 (includes all materials)

Pottery Course - Coming this Winter (dates to be announced)
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. Will be offered Tuesdays or Thursday evenings for 8 weeks. Cost: $220 (includes all materials)

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 have a better able to compose and create meaningful, dynamic image.
Course Information:
Time: Tuesday Evenings from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $199.75 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 forging, 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.
Course Information:
Time: Tuesday evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $396.65 hst included

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. Content includes: creating basic objects, using object snaps, using layers, properties palette, line types, inquiry commands, layouts, annoting the drawing, creating dimensions, design center, tool palettes, creating ellipses, page set ups and more.
Time: Thursday evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $295.00 HST included

Small Engine Repair - Coming this Winter
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 covered 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. Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks. Cost is $225.60.

Babysitter Course
The course will provide Basic First Aid and caregiving 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. Course content includes: business of babysitting, caring for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, creating safe environments and how to handle emergencies and first aid.
Course Information:
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $65.00 hst included

MTO - Approved Beginner Driver Education Course Provider

Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 3 pm, cost is $989.50
December 6, 7, 13 and 14
Course consists of:
20 hours of in-classroom training
10 hours of homework
10 hours of private driving lessons

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.
Northern College offers the following advantages:
• 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


First Aid/CPR with Level HCP
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. Exceeds competitors’ standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED.

First Aid/CPR with Level HCP
Saturday and Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
Cost: $135.00
December 13 and 14, 2014

CPR/Level HCP Recertification
Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm
Cost: $75.00
December 13, 2014

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.

Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $189.00 hst included

Basic Foot Care
This course is designed to teach basic foot care skills that coincide with providing routine care in activities of daily living in accordance with standards or guidelines set out by the employer or institution. This course includes:
Structure and function of the foot, basic and non-invasive foot care skills, cleaning and disinfecting, care of instruments and health assessment and history taking. Emphasis is placed on providing care within the institution’s scope of practice and the ability to recognize common risk factors and foot problems that require referral to an appropriate health care provider. PREREQUISITES: Participants must be Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses or Developmental Services Workers (DSW).

Course Information:
Time: Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 9am - 12pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $549.30 HST included

Advanced Foot Care
Designed for the RN / RPN to expand their basic knowledge and skills in relation to foot care and to provide safe and effective care to high risk individuals and those with predictable foot and nail problems. The advanced foot care course will focus on the diseases and conditions that are most commonly associated with foot problems and will differentiate between those conditions that are within our scope of practice and those that require referral to a physician. Finally, we discuss guidelines for independent practice and summarize the tools and resources necessary to provide professional foot care services. PREREQUISITES: Participants must have the Basic Foot Care course and be Registered Nurses or Registered Practical Nurses.
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $649.00 HST included

The course includes: introduction, blood components used for testing, equipment, prior preparation,preparing the patient, review, use of a syringe, patient instructions, preforming venepuncture, special considerations, problems and solutions, complications, risks and prevention, disposal of contaminated supplies, capillary samples and sterile samples for blood culture.
Time: Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Northern College Timmins Campus
Cost: $283.26 HST included

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