School of Trades and Technology

Building Construction Technician

42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Build full-size houses in the carpentry lab

Overview

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 how to operate the tools and equipment of the trade, layout and construct wood frame structures, apply interior and exterior finishes, and much more.

Includes a two-week work placement

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
  • Wood framing
  • Stair construction
  • Ontario Building Code

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

BTT025 Tools & Equipment
CAR010 Site Layout
CAR022 Foundation Systems
MTH108 Trades Calculations
CMM125 College Communications

Semester 2

CAR032 Wood Framing
CAR095 Finishes 1
GENED General Education Elective - Online
HUM100 Interpersonal Relations

Semester 3

CAR070 Blueprint Reading
CAR090 Estimating for Residential Structures
CAR042 Stair Construction
CAR100 Finishes 2
PFN100 Personal Finance
CAR200 Work Placement

2019-2020 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $5440.5 $1046.72 - 1186.72 $55 - $6682.22

2019-2020 42 weeks Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $24845.94 $1696.72 - 1773.72 $55 - $26674.66
Ontario College Diploma

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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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Micheline.Demers@canadorecollege.ca