Employers are hiring. Do you have the skills to land the job? Get hands-on training and experience in our Industrial Technology and Trades programs. Learn with the latest tools and equipment in our specially designed shops and labs, where you’ll have access to everything you need to start your career in the skilled trades.
You’ll Make It Here!
The most successful path to obtaining your Red Seal Certification starts with training at Holland College. Earn apprenticeship hours while you study and prepare to write your first or second block exams before you graduate. Along the way, you’ll benefit from all the student support available on campus, and the expert guidance from our instructors. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills and experience to land the job. In fact, many of our students are employed in their field before they graduate!
This one-year program will teach you math, engineering and design concepts, as well as how to read blueprints, building layout, framing, roof, wall, and floor systems, and interior and exterior finishes. Put your skills to work at our on-campus cottage build!
The one-year Construction Electrical program prepares you for work in residential and commercial settings assembling, installing, testing, maintaining, servicing, and operating various electrical systems and equipment.
Learn how to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair complex automated equipment in this 2-year diploma program. Learn about hydraulic/pneumatic systems, programmable logic controllers, electronics, microprocessors and more.
Train to be a solar photovoltaic installer and an energy auditor. Explore how energy is produced, stored, distributed, and used in this 2-year diploma program. Prepare for a career working with renewable energy and technology.
Get a broad base of training that can lead to two Red Seal trades certifications. Learn how to install and service commercial and residential HVAC and refrigeration systems in this two-year diploma program.
Become a Heritage Carpenter. Learn how to restore and conserve historic properties using traditional construction techniques & modern technology. You'll learn essential carpentry skills and earn credit towards a Red Seal in this one-year certificate program.
Learn how to install and service hot and cold water distribution piping, plumbing fixtures and appliances, waste and vent piping, wastewater disposal and hot water heating systems in one year! The most successful path to a Red Seal as a plumber or steamfitter/pipefitter starts with this program.
Become a 4th class Power Engineer. Learn to operate and maintain boilers, turbines, and refrigeration/ air conditioning units in commercial or industrial buildings. Develop the technical skills to troubleshoot issues and resolve problems with equipment used for power generation and plant operation.
Learn to operate lathes, drill presses, vices, micrometers, and milling machines to create the precise mechanical components in this one-year certificate program. Prepare for a career as a Red Seal machinist.
Prepare for a career in the Metal Trades. Learn essential welding processes including oxy-fuel, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding. Develop and refine your skills by crafting and fabricating a variety of metal structures in this two-year diploma program.
Learn essential welding processes, tools and procedures during this 1-year certificate program at our West Prince Campus. You'll learn rigging procedures, gouging and cutting, blueprint reading and develop basic and intermediate welding skills. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating these skills through extensive training in our workshop.
This one-year program prepares you for the varied demands of the wind energy industry. Courses in math and physics reinforce your understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems on the turbine and hydraulic systems you will maintain.
Through the uncharted territory of 2020-2021, Holland College and my instructors created an environment conducive to grow, not only in my field of study but as an individual as well. In addition to the curriculum, my instructors taught me and my classmates how to think critically. Learning is a lifetime experience that extends far beyond the four walls of any lab or classroom. I am grateful for the instructors and the college that helped create this foundation.