Faculty of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Technology

More than 55 Trades

There are more than 55 trade programs in Manitoba. Explore UCN's trade programs and pathways towards skilled trades certification.

University College of the North

Automotive Technician

The Automotive Technician Program is designed to develop an understanding of the basic purpose, construction, operation and service of component parts and assemblies of an automobile. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to disassemble, inspect, machine calibrate and reassemble motor vehicle units and components.

Basic Electrical

This program is designed to teach the student the skills and knowledge required to become employed in a variety of jobs in the electrical field. It will also prepare the student for studies in related technologies.

Each course within the program will have curriculum related to occupational safety and health, and both theory and practical components of the program will emphasize knowledge and practices for a safe workplace.​

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Man at saw

Carpentry/Woodworking

This one-year program is designed to provide the student with basic carpentry knowledge and the skills to gain employment in the construction field. Students will learn all phases of the woodworking and building construction trades.
Courses include blueprint reading, hand tool and machine woodworking, framing, concrete forming, roofing, interior and exterior finishing, cabinet making and stair building, CNC wood processing, as well as a work practicum.

Culinary Arts

This 40-week program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in Culinary Arts and prepare the students for employment in this field. The students will be working and cooking food in the UCN cafeteria.
Each course within the program will have curriculum related to occupational safety and health, and both theory and practical components of the program will be emphasize knowledge and practices for a safe workplace.
Students may exit the program with a Commercial Cooking Aide certificate upon successful completion of all program courses except UC.ART.0670 and UC.MSC.1300. Students exiting the program with a Commercial Cooking Aide certificate will not be eligible for the first level in class academic training of the associated apprenticeship program.

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Intro to Construction Trades

In this program, students learn the basic skills of plumbing, carpentry and electrical. Upon completion students will have the skillset to repair and maintain residential, commercial or industrial buildings, work as a trades helper or enter into an apprenticeship program. Student successfully completing this one-year program will receive a certificate in construction trades.

Each course within the program will have curriculum related to occupational safety and health, and both theory and practical components of the program will emphasize knowledge and practices for a safe workplace.

Heavy Duty Mechanics

This program is designed to give students broad-based training in the heavy duty mechanic field. The training provided emphasizes sound theoretical training to meet the challenges presented by the increasingly more complex designs found in today's on- and off-road trucks, as well as construction and forestry equipment. Fundamental skills of the trade are reinforced through exposure to practical applications. Other areas of program emphasis include related computer applications and business management skills.
Each course within the program will have curriculum related to occupational safety and health, and both theory and practical components of the program will emphasize knowledge and practices for a safe workplace.
The program is designed to develop the students' work attitudes and standard of craftsmanship, problem-solving skills, and personal pride in order to prepare them for employment in the heavy equipment field.

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Industrial Welding

This program is designed to teach the student the skills to become employed as a welding operator, welder's helper or an apprentice. This program is heavily oriented towards hands-on experience. The practical portion of the program includes arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, brazing, G.M.A.W., G.T.A.W. and arc-air. The fundamentals of proper tool and equipment usage are also covered.
Each course within the program will have curriculum related to occupational safety and health, and both theory and practical components of the program will emphasize knowledge and practices for a safe workplace.

Natural Resources Management Technology (NRMT)

This two-year diploma program is designed to train the student for a wide range of employment opportunities in the field of natural resources management. The training provided emphasizes interrelationships among natural resources including forests, water, fish and wildlife, and is designed to provide the technical skills required by technicians in the use and management of natural resources.

Graduates are prepared for employment as technicians with government and private agencies involved in wildlife, fisheries, and forest research and/or management, park wardens, natural resources officers and environmental technicians.

Program graduates who wish to further this education may receive credits at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, Brandon University, the University of Lethbridge and other institutions. Articulation and transfer agreements are constantly changing, updated and revised.​

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Apprenticeship Training

Apprenticeship is a training program that leads to certification as a journeyperson in more than 50 trades and sub-trades designated in Manitoba.

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