Trades & Technology Apprenticeship

Tools & Supplies - Overview

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All required items are available at the Lakeland College bookstore and your department shop.

Apprentices are advised not to purchase tool list items until after meeting their program instructor in the first class. If you already own some of the items, bring them with you.

Classes start immediately after orientation, so be prepared to start your studies on orientation day. Bring binders, pens and pencils with you, or purchase them on registration day.

Individual Learning Modules (ILMs)

ILMs are included in your registration fees and will be delivered to your classroom the first day.
Automotive Service Technician
Required Supplies
  • Two Binders  3-4" three-ring (8 1/2" x 11").
  • Highlighters, pens, pencils, loose leaf paper,
  • Colored pencils  for 4th Year
  • One padlock for lockers
  • Coveralls or smocks (covered buttons)
  • Safety boots (CSA approved)
  • Safety glasses or goggles (CSA approved)
  • Laptop or tablet  -  not a requirement but would be beneficial

Tool List

All required tools will be provided by the department shop.

Required Supplies

  • Two Binders  3-4" three-ring (8 1/2" x 11").
  • Highlighters, pens, pencils, loose leaf paper,
  • Metric hand tape measure
  • Cabinet scraper
  • Casio FX-260 Solar calculator
  • One padlock for student hallway locker
  • Safety glasses (CSA approved, non-tinted)
  • Safety footwear (steel toe & shank – CSA Approved)


All the above supplies (excluding footwear) are available from Lakeland College carpentry shop and bookstore.


Required Supplies

  • Two Binders  3-4" three-ring (8 1/2" x 11").
  • Highlighters, pens, pencils, loose leaf paper,
  • Scientific calculator SHARP EL-546W or EL-520X
  • Safety glasses, CSA approved
  • Laptop or tablet is recommended

Required Textbooks

  • Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, C.S.A. – Latest Edition


Required Supplies

  • One pair of clear safety glasses (compulsory) or prescription safety glasses complete with side shields
  • Steel toed work boots
  • Approved protective apparel
  • One pair of leather palm work gloves
  • Three 3-ring binders
  • One lock
  • An approved calculator (available in Bookstore)
  • H, 2H, and 4H drafting pencils, white eraser

Additional Textbooks

The code books will be available at Lakeland College Bookstore.
  • CSA B149.1-10 Gas Code Book
  • CSA B149.2-10 Propane Code Book
Heavy Equipment Technician

Required Supplies

  • Two Binders  3-4" three-ring (8 1/2" x 11").
  • Highlighter, pens, pencils, loose leaf paper
  • Metric converter calculator
  • Two pairs of clean coveralls or smocks (covered buttons),
  • Safety Boots,CSA approved
  • Safety glasses, CSA approved

Instrumentation & Control Technician

Required Supplies

  • three-ring binder and loose leaf or related paper.
  • Scientific calculator
  • Safety glasses
  • Steel-toed work boots
Parts Technician

Required Supplies

  • Two Binders  3-4" three-ring (8 1/2" x 11").
  • Pens, loose leaf paper, highlighters.

Required Supplies

  • One pair of clear safety glasses (compulsory) or prescription safety glasses complete with side shields
  • Steel toed work boots
  • Approved protective apparel
  • One pair of gauntlet type welding gloves
  • One pair of leather palm work gloves
  • Welder’s beanie or hat
  • Three 3-ring binders – 3”
  • One lock
  • An approved calculator (available in Bookstore)
  • H, 2H, and 4H drafting pencils, white eraser
  • 6" compass of good quality.

Classes start immediately after orientation - so bring your personal protection equipment. You will be working in the shop on the first day.

Required Supplies

1st Period
  • Protective apparel – cotton coveralls/ carhart
  • One pair leather welder's gloves (gauntlet type)
  • One welder's hat or beanie
  • Two three-ring 3" binders and loose leaf paper or notebooks
  • One lock
  • Approved safety glasses (compulsory) or prescription glasses, hardexed or plastic complete with side shields
  • Clear and dark face sheilds, welding helmet, and extra dark lenses and clear lenses
  • MIG pliers  (only needed for 1st year)
  • Vice grip
  • CSA approved safety steel toe boots
  • Soap stone
  • Tip cleaners
  • Calculator Casio fx260 (available at our bookstore)
  • File (Pipe liner) 14"
  • Laptop or tablet is recommended
2nd Period
All items listed in the  1st period with the exception of the mig pliers, plus:
  • One 6" compass
  • One ruler with both Imperial and Metric measurements
3rd Period
All the items listed in the 1st & 2nd period with the  exception of the  mig pliers , plus:
  • wedge or spacing tool

What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree