The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) has developed a Canadian version of its online course, “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile,” and is now available through the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC) website.

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) has developed a Canadian version of its online course, “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile,” which has been released and is available through the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC) website.

The UofCTS was given the assignment to convert the American version of the course after TTMAC board members agreed that training was a top priority for the association. The most cost-effective way to reach the TTMAC membership was by providing coursework that was readily available via the internet.

Len Tompkins, TTMAC’s General Manager states that “TTMAC’s Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile online course allows our members to upgrade the knowledge base of their employees, making them more effective and productive when dealing with their clients.”

TTMAC collaborated with the UofCTS to convert the original “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” course into a version that would be relevant to the Canadian market. It references the Canadian TTMAC manuals, specifications and industry standards, as well as relevant U.S. industry standards. The primary measuring units are metric, but it does include U.S. measuring units as well.

TTMAC’s “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” course offers an up-to-date comprehensive look at the Canadian ceramic tile industry covering everything from Industry Standards, Usage and Applications, Installation Methods, to Products and Design, Care and Maintenance and Professional Sales Techniques. Students can logon 24/7 and can set their own pace. A diploma is provided upon completion of the course.

To see a video preview of the "Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile" online training course and others, visit the CTaSC website, found on the online training courses page.

Tuition is only $150 CND per person and once registered, students have 30 days to complete the course which is accessible online, 24/7. Students can print a diploma when they have passed all lesson assessments.

Visit TTMAC website for details on purchasing the course at www.ttmac.com. For further information about the UofCTS training services please contact Joseph L. Russ, E-Learning and Training Director, Joe@UofCTS.org, or (602) 377-9480.