Carpentry and Renovation Technician

September 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
CPT
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,679.31 per semester*
International:
$8,476.63 per semester*
Complete tuition detail below
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

The Carpentry and Renovation Technician program is primarily designed to prepare you for a career in the renovation and construction field.

Program Highlights

Gain a solid understanding of the various technical elements of home renovation along with the business skills necessary to succeed in the industry. Topics include:

  • restorative practices, residential carpentry practices
  • plans and specification, project management
  • mechanical trades used for renovations, health and safety
  • estimating and layouts, sustainable building design, drafting
  • entrepreneurial skills for the trades
  • custom millwork, stair construction
  • basic wiring, and plumbing, drywall installation and finishing
  • project management

The aim of the Carpentry and Renovation Technician program is to prepare entry-level carpenters, including construction labourers who can function in a wide array of construction projects using sustainable practices. The emphasis is on hands-on experience, including a service learning experience in the community assisting a not-for-profit organization.

This program has been designed to include four semesters with progressive opportunities to earn carpentry apprenticeship levels:

  • After successfully completing semester two you will have earned the Carpentry Techniques Ontario College Certificate and have an opportunity to challenge level one for General Carpentry apprenticeship
  • By completing two more semesters, you can earn an Ontario College Diploma in Carpentry and Renovation Technician, and can challenge level two for General Carpentry apprenticeship

In addition, graduates will have an opportunity to obtain industry related health and safety certifications.

Construction Skills Grads: Class of 2013 and 2014

If you graduated from the Fleming College Construction Skills program in 2013 or 2014, you are eligible for admission to semester 3 (second year) of the Carpentry and Renovation Technician diploma. Contact Program Coordinator Simon Mokedanz for more information about the program. Contact the Admissions Office for details on how to apply.

Service Learning Experience

The service-learning component in the Carpentry and Renovation Technician program provides the opportunity to:

  • learn and develop through active participation in an organized service experience that meets community needs, coordinated in collaboration with Fleming College and the local community
  • use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real life situations
  • integrate academic curriculum and service learning in a structured experience
  • foster personal growth, a sense of community, and empathy for others

Success Factors

Employers are looking for carpentry candidates who possess these skills and characteristics:

  • basic knowledge of the trade and industrial safety regulations
  • ability to read blueprints and perform trade calculations
  • able to work outside, in both heat and cold, have a good sense of balance, and demonstrate manual dexterity
  • organizational skills, the ability to work collaboratively with others and strong interpersonal skills
  • ability to conceptualize and visualize projects
  • ability to adapt to a variety of environments and to new equipment
  • detail oriented and willing to take initiative

Career Opportunities

At the completion of all four semesters, graduates should be well versed in Basic Carpentry, Residential Construction, and understand some basic Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) construction practices. They will be ready for employment in the construction industry with the added knowledge of sustainable practices, project management, and entrepreneurial skills. Initial employment includes roles such as: General Carpenter Apprentice in residential carpentry, Skilled Labourer with an opportunity for Apprenticeship, or Carpenter's Helper. Additional opportunities may include roles such as Project Coordinator in a construction office, Assistant Site Superintendent, or Clerk of Works in municipal construction departments. After several years' experience, graduates may be able to start their own business or work in construction management.

Program Progression

Successful completion of all courses in the Ontario College Carpentry Techniques Certificate is required for entry into the Carpentry and Renovation Technician program.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Carpentry and Renovation Technician must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD with majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level including Gr 12 (E)English

Where Workplace level courses are listed, C, U and M courses will be accepted.

For programs requiring a majority of credits at the Workplace level, OLC4O will be counted as an acceptable English course.

Mature Students

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. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Tuition Detail

Tuition and ancillary fees are subject to change without notice. The fees presented below reflect Fall start programs only for the current academic year. For details about the fee differences for other program start dates please refer to the below.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Institute of Technology, Sligo

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative average
  • BSc (Ordinary) graduates in the above program will be eligible to achieve a BSc (Hons) in Construction Project Management through one year of full-time onsite or two years of on-line study.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative average
  • BSc (Ordinary) graduates in the above program will be eligible to achieve a BSc (Hons) in Construction Project Management through one year of full-time onsite or two years of on-line study.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

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