Renovation Techniques – Construction Carpentry

28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Theoretical and practical training with a focus on safety and sustainability


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, Commerce Court – North Bay

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 provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

BTT025 Tools & Equipment
CAR010 Site Layout
CAR022 Foundation Systems
WLD008 Welding for Carpenters (5 weeks)
MTH108 Trades Calculations
CMM125 College Communications

Semester 2

CAR032 Wood Framing
CAR095 Finishes 1
HUM100 Interpersonal Relations

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

2020-2021 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1234.09 $65 - $4019.33

2020-2021 28 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12795.66 $1813.09 $65 - $14673.75

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

You will also need:

  • CSA approved work boots, Grade 1 (green patch) - apx. $150.00
  • CSA approved safety glasses, Class 1 - apx. $20.00
  • CSA approved hard hat, coloured, Type 1, Class E / Type 2, Class E - apx. $25.00 
  • CSA approved hearing protection, Class B - apx. $20.00
  • Nail apron - apx. $60.00
  • Hammer - apx. $40.00
  • Imperial tape measure - apx. $25.00
  • Utility knife - apx. $15.00
  • Pull saw, fine tooth - apx. $20.00
  • Set of chisels (1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1") - apx. $40.00
  • Butt chisel, 1 1/4" - $20.00
  • Mason line - apx. $10.00
  • Aviation snips - apx. $15.00
  • Combination square - apx. $15.00
  • Drafting equipment - imperial scale, 30/60, 45 set squares, eraser, eraser shield, pencil HB/2H, T-Square - apx. $80.00
  • 12-15point crosscut saw- apx. $20.00
  • Chalk line and chalk – apx. $15.00
  • Cats paw nail puller- apx $10.00
  • High visibility vest - apx. $20.00

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

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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