Trades facility

With a recent renewal of our trades training building our students have modern facilities, increased study space and technological improvements to prepare for in-demand careers in the trades. Waap Amgam (House of Cedar) also hosts an airy, light commons area with added study space, breakout rooms and funky furniture. You’ll also find the Cedar Café there.

 Explore our training facilities
Automotive Cedar Building
Carpentry Tool Crib
Electrical Mobile Campuses
Heavy Duty Machinery Hairdressing Salon
Welding Professional Cook Kitchen

Train in Trades

At Coast Mountain College we know skilled trades. Our instructors are experts who are connected to local industry and for decades we have been preparing workers for success.

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Automotive shop
  • Five lifts
  • Three-bay access doors
  • Two tire changers
  • Two computerized wheel balancers
  • Two-wheel alignment bays
  • Brake lathe
  • Five lightboard trainers
  • Engine simulators
  • Dyno meter
  • Classroom with smartboard
  • Lockers and change rooms

In the Automotive shop, we added two overhead doors on the west face of the shop for easy access. We also replaced an ageing fume exhaust system with a high capacity state-of-the-art system from Plymovent. Other upgrades include new LED lighting, seismic upgrades, a new air handling unit and completely new electrical infrastructure. We also reconfigured the location of lifts to better meet the needs of our students.

Learn more about the Automotive Foundation and Apprenticeship programs at CMTN.


  • Dropdown electrical
  • Three jointers
  • Two thickness planers
  • Three table saws
  • Two router tables
  • Wood CNC machine
  • 11 workstations
  • Classroom with smartboard
  • Lockers and change rooms

Shop upgrades include more open space for students and a new state-of-the-art dust extraction system with variable speed drive allowing for maximum exhaust capacity with excellent efficiency ratings. Other upgrades include new LED lighting, seismic upgrades, new air handling unit and completely new electrical infrastructure.

Learn more about the Carpentry Foundation and Apprenticeship programs at CMTN.


  • Nine Elworthy board workstations
  • Nine switchboard workstations
  • Nine wiring workstations
  • Lockers and change room

This custom-built shop on the north side of the campus features custom booths for Elworthy trainers and a brand new purpose-built computer lab for LabVolt trainers. It also features a dedicated framing lab for residential and commercial wiring.

Learn more about the Electrical Foundation and Apprenticeship programs at CMTN.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Heavy Duty Machinery
  • Six working bays
  • 5-tonne lift 
  • Sandblast Station
  • Four large engine simulators 

Upgrades to the Machinery shop included more work space for students, replacing the aging fume exhaust system with a high capacity state-of-the-art system from Plymovent, new LED lighting and seismic upgrades. We also installed a new air handling unit and completely new electrical infrastructure.

Learn more about the Heavy Mechanical Foundation and Apprenticeship programs at CMTN.



Learn more about the Welding Foundation and Apprenticeship programs at CMTN.

  • 38 welding booths
  • 16 oxy-fuel cutting stations
  • Manifold welding gasses to each booth (C-25, argon)
  • Oxy-fuel pipe and plate bevellers
  • State of the art grinding room
  • Horizontal band saws
  • Lincoln Submerged Arc Welder
  • Miller Welding units
  • Change rooms/lockers
  • Classroom with smartboard\
  • Two Lincoln welding simulators
  • CNC Plasma machine
  • State of the art ventilation system

Cedar building

Cedar Building

Located at the Terrace campus.

All students at CMTN have access to the following features in the Cedar building:

  • Huddle spaces where students can collaborate and problem solve outside each shop area.
  • Project rooms that seat four students and feature multi-touch monitors for immersive, interactive collaboration between students.
  • Student lounge with flexible seating, laptop tables and power towers so students can work, collaborate, communicate and relax anywhere, anytime.
  • WIFI

Tool crib

We have designed and built a state-of-the-art tool crib that houses more tools in less space. A custom-built  Steltehr mobile racking system allows easy access to tools and equipment. The remaining space in this bay is a flex shop with available power and compressed air. Located in the Cedar building at the Terrace campus.

Mobile campuses

At Coast Mountain College, delivering education doesn’t always happen within the confines of a brick and mortar building – it happens outdoors, in innovative spaces and in many cases, in high tech mobile training units that allows us to bring learning to students in their home communities.

Courses can be delivered in your community, on your job site, or in our classrooms.  

Mobile training units make it possible for Coast Mountain College to train students and workers directly in their home communities and on job sites. This saves students, workers and industry time and money as it eliminates the need to travel. All of our mobile units are available through contract training.

Contract training

In October of 2019, Coast Mountain College introduced its third member of the college’s mobile training unit fleet – a specialized group of mobile training units that bring a wide array of programming to communities that wouldn’t otherwise have access to such training. The new Mobile Training Trailer (MTT) is eight-feet wide and 53-feet long and expands to approximately 1,000 sq ft in less than 15 minutes.

Its innovative and flexible design means it can transform from a classroom, to a welding shop, to a carpentry shop, plumbing or electrical shop. Because it can be towed virtually anywhere, it can be put into service in any community, provided it has a road or ferry service. This mobility eliminates the much larger capital investment needed to provide a similar space.

Learn more about Contract training and the communities we serve.

Hairdressing Salon

  • 18 station student salon
  • Redken professional product line
  • Back bar with shampooing sinks
  • Reception area with a dedicated phone line
  • Dispensary
  • Washer and dryer
  • Lockers

Learn more about the Hairdressing Foundation program and view the Salon services and hours of operation.

Professional Cook Kitchen

  • Cultivating herb garden for fresh herbs
  • Bakery
  • Hotel size culinary kitchen with labs
  • Walk-in fridge/freezer
  • Commercial smoker
  • Industrial meat cutting 

Learn more about the Professional Cook Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeships. 

The PC Kitchen is located in the Waap Haawk Cafeteria at the Terrace campus.