This Construction Skills program offers hands-on training in a variety of construction-related trades, with a focus on carpentry.
|Program Status:||Accepting Applications|
|Location:||Peterborough (McRae Campus)|
|Co-ordinator:||Scott Fleming Email|
|Credential:||Ontario College Certificate|
|Start Dates:||September 03, 2013|
|Tuition Fees:||$1,972.50 per semester*|
|* Tuition and fees subject to change.|
In the 2-semester Construction Skills program you will be trained in carpentry/framing techniques, hand and power tool usage, blueprint reading, electricity basics, plumbing basics, welding, computer drafting and applied construction mathematics.The focus is on carpentry, as well as an on trade-related health and safety measures. You will also learn the regulations and skills required to work in construction.
The ability to practice professional conduct on-site, and communicate and work effectively in a team environment will be key to your success. You will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate these skills throughout the program.
The Construction Skills program opens up a number of options to you. You could:
- Graduate and seek employment in the construction sector
- Pursue an apprenticeship in carpentry
- Add more specialized skills by continuing on to one or more of our short, skilled trade programs such as Welding, Electrical Techniques, or Plumbing Techniques.
Is this You?
To be employed in construction you need to:
- be able to follow instructions carefully and work independently
- maintain safety at the site
- be able to multi-task
- adhere to industry-approved standards and relevant codes
- understand the basic processes and phases of construction projects
- complete projects according to blueprint specifications.
You must also be ready and able to work in a construction environment in all kinds of conditions.
Graduates will be prepared for work on residential, industrial and commercial construction sites, performing entry level tasks on projects such as:
- residential construction
- finish carpentry
- welding, metal fabrication
- insulation and drywall installation
- exterior siding installation.
Minimum Admission Requirements
OSSD with the majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level, including English.
When Workplace (E) is the minimum course level for admission, (C) and (U/C) courses are also accepted.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission.
Books approximately $550; tools up to $700 (including safety shoes and glasses).
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