Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which certificate or diploma program will suit me?

We have general information on each of our diploma programs on the Trillium College web page. We also have Career Coaches at each of our training locations who will be able to discuss all of the programs Trillium College has to offer.

A career school is a great idea but how will I afford it?

Our Student Financial Planners can provide you with all the information you need regarding financing. You may be eligible for OSAP and even the Government’s career initiatives – the Better Jobs Ontario Program.

I have family commitments, how will I do it all?

Most classes at Trillium College run from Monday through Thursday for only five hours a day. Classes are also taught in a modular format which means there is only one topic covered at a time. Students will not get overwhelmed with numerous topics. Call us for more details on our diploma class structure.

Is a fall date my only option?

September is no longer the only start date! Trillium College runs year round, so there is often a start date for each diploma program every couple of months.

Would I be lost in a large class?

Most classes at Trillium College average between 10-15 students per instructor; though some classes can get as large as 40. Our instructors will make sure you are not just a number!

Are the instructors qualified?

All of our instructors at Trillium College are fully qualified. They each have many years of working experience in their field of expertise.

How do I get started on my educational goals?

To create a positive change in your life today, call Trillium College at 1.855.234.2008 and speak with one of our Career Coaches.

I am older than the typical college student. Will I fit in?

A good portion of the students who attend Trillium College are mature students.

Do classes go all day?

Most Trillium College diploma classes run Monday through Thursday, in a half day format. Depending on the course and its start date, the classes are either from 8:00-1:00 or 1:00-6:00.

Are the programs eligible for Government funding? OSAP?

All of our career training programs at Trillium College are eligible for funding and/or OSAP.

Is there anyone I can talk to about my program options?

Our Career Coaches are a wealth of information and they can discuss all the diploma programs Trillium College has to offer. Call us to make an appointment with one of our Career Coaches.

Where are the campuses?

Trillium College has 4 different training locations located in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Kingston, St. Catharines, and Sudbury. Contact us to find out the different programs offered at each location.

Are there any programs under two years?

Trillium College offers a number of diploma programs that can be completed in less than two years.

Is there anyone I can talk to about Financial Aid?

All of our Trillium College campuses have a Student Financial Planner who can assist you with your financing options. There is a financial solution for everyone.

Does Trillium College provide the placements?

Trillium College students will have a Student Employment Advisor to support them with placement.  Students are expected to participate in the process, but the Student Employment Advisors will provide a placement for a student if required.

Can I attend Trillium College even though I do not have my Grade 12 Diploma?

Yes.  You must, however, have a grade 12 equivalent or be a mature student of 18 years of age or older.

Do you graduate from Trillium College with a college diploma?

All programs at Trillium College, with the exception of Personal Support Worker, are diploma programs. Personal Support Worker is a certificate program at all schools in Ontario. All Trillium College diploma and certificate programs are approved as vocational programs under the Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Is Trillium College a registered Career College?

Yes. Trillium College is registered as a career college under the Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Is there any assistance in finding work following graduation?

Trillium College has a dedicated Employment Services team that assists graduates in finding work following graduation.

Will I be able to handle the workload since I work part-time?

Yes. Trillium College diploma classes are structured to run five hours a day for five days a week.

What is the procedure for student complaints?

You can find a copy of the student complaint policy and procedure in the student handbook. You can also submit a complaint through the Issue Resolution page under Student Services. Issue resolution form.