Building Construction Technician

students working on the construction of a house

Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
42 weeks
Study options: 
Campus location: 
Commerce Court

Complete a two-year diploma in just 42 weeks! Canadore has one of the largest carpentry labs in Ontario, with over 14,000 sq. ft. of training space – large enough to have two full-size houses built within its walls. In this program you will gain the hands-on skills needed to work in the growing building construction industry. You will learn essential skills, such as how to operate the tools and equipment of the trade, layout and construction of wood frame structures, interior and exterior finishes, and much more.


Your Future Career

  • Commercial and residential carpentry
  • Project design, planning and management
  • Construction companies
  • General contracting
  • Self-employment

What You Learn

  • Site layout and foundation systems
  • Interior and exterior finishes
  • Estimating for residential structures
  • Wood framing
  • Stair construction
  • Blueprint reading
  • Portable and stationary power tools
  • Ontario Building Code
Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U


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Semester One - Fall:

BTT 025Tools and Equipment

BTT 030 Building Materials

CAR 010 Site Layout

CAR 022 Foundation Systems

MTH 108Trades Calculations

CMM 125 College Communications


Semester Two - Winter:

CAR 032

Wood Framing

CAR 095Exterior Finishes


GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online

HUM 100Interpersonal Relations


Semester Three - Spring:

CAR 070 Blueprint Reading

CAR 080 Codes and Acts Interpretation

CAR 090 Estimating for Residential Structures

CAR 042Stair Construction

CAR 100 Interior Finishes

GED 110Personal Finance - Online

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Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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