School of Trades and Technology

Renovation Techniques – Construction Carpentry

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Theoretical and practical training with a focus on safety and sustainability


The construction industry is booming, and now is the time to get the skills you need to work in this diverse field. From foundation to framing, learn to construct and retrofit new buildings in one of the largest construction labs in the province. 

Your Future Career

  • Commercial or residential construction
  • Carpentry and general contracting
  • Homebuilding companies
  • Woodworking shops
  • Restoration
  • Lumberyards and hardware stores

What You Learn

  • Carpentry skills
  • Portable and stationary power tools
  • Building materials
  • Site layout
  • Foundation systems
  • Wood framing
  • Ontario Building Code

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

BTT 025 Tools & Equipment
CAR 010 Site Layout
CAR 022 Foundation Systems
MTH 108 Trades Calculations
CMM 125 College Communications I

Semester 2

CAR 032 Wood Framing
CAR 095 Finishes 1
HUM 100 Interpersonal Relations

2018-2019 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5
Ontario College Certificate

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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Futher your education to Canadore's Building Construction Technician program.

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have additional questions about the internal application process:

Admissions Office
705.474.7600 ext 5123