What will I learn?

We get that it's difficult to choose a career, especially when it comes to science, the trades and the tech sector. With so many options available these days, why not take a year and find out what you're really passionate about? That's what the Pre-Technology program is all about.

This exciting one-year Ontario College Certificate program allows you to delve into various areas of technology and will help you prepare for and decide on your next step. You'll study with a hands-on approach, exploring a variety of technology subjects such as AutoCAD, practical electronics, welding, machining, computer applications, health and safety, physics and transportation. In addition, you'll discover pathways to programs in the Faculty of Technology, including Building Technology, Applied Science and Technology and Transportation Technology.

Program Description

The Pre-Technology program prepares students for application to career programs offered in the Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology, the School of Applied Science and Technology, the School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship, the Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology and some technology programs offered at the Regional Campuses.
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to :

1. Develop a career plan for a specific trade or technical field.

2. Work safely and in accordance with applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to enhance personal and public safety.

3. Select, use and operate safely the tools and equipment used by workers within trades and technology.

4. Solve routine technical problems by applying fundamental mathematics and scientific principles.

5. Assist in the interpretation and preparation of drawings, blueprints and other related documents and graphics.

6. Provide input into the information and maintenance of project records, logs, inventories and other required workplace documents.

7. Solve trade and technology-related problems, using the correct computer software and tools.

8. Assemble, test, and modify basic products using a variety of technology and trades- related techniques.

Which department am I in?

School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,923.30 (US$ 12,005) per year
Total fees due per term: CAN $7,961.65

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020, January 2021


Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,


Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) OR Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years

A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10


About this uni

90.3% of Fanshawe graduates find employment within 6 months of graduation, and 85.8% of employers are satisfied with their performances.

  • One of Ontario's largest colleges, offering 200 programs
  • Scenic campus set across 100 acres in the “Forest City”
  • High student satisfaction for education quality (KPIs)
  • Strong ties with leading industries and organizations