About this Apprenticeship

  • Length:3 Years
  • Class Location:Welland Campus
  • Starts In:Fall
  • Credential:Certificate of Apprenticeship
  • School of:Community Services

Apprentices complete 720 hours of college instruction and approximately 4 years of on-the-job training as paid trainees.

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This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.



Please be advised that the curriculum you have selected is for a past or future term. The remaining information on this website is reflective of the most recent intake term, unless stated otherwise.

Term one (2016 Year)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1751 Developmental Disabilities 0
APPR1760 Dual Diagnosis 0
APPR1755 Intervention Strategies 0
APPR1756 Teaching Strategies 0
Term two (2017 Year)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1758 Health and Wellness 0
APPR1752 Philosophy of Support 0
APPR1753 Social Services 0
APPR1757 Responding to Abuse 0
Term three (2018 Year)
Code Course Name Credits
APPR1759 Pharmacology 0
APPR1761 Community Building 0
APPR1754 Person-Directed Plans 0
APPR1762 Professionalism 0

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent
  • Grade 12 English or equivalent
  • Students must have identified sponsor to register in the development services sector

Career Opportunities

  • Residential treatment centres/group homes
  • Community outreach programs
  • With families providing respite
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • In homes, helping people to maintain their independence
  • Prevention programs
  • Day treatment centres
  • Social service agencies
  • Community based programs
  • Mental health agencies
  • Community day programs offered by agencies and independent businesses
  • Entrepreneur providing day program options to families and individuals

The Benefits of Apprenticeship

  • The Province of Ontario is facing a large shortage of skilled labour.
  • A certified journeyperson earns a good wage.
  • Approximately 18 per cent of skilled workers are self-employed.
  • There is, and will continue to be, a demand for highly qualified, highly skilled tradespeople.
  • Majority of tuition for the in-school training is paid for by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.