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Carpentry and Renovation Technician

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

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Accepting Applications

Program Code

CPT

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Simon Mokedanz

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

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January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

CPT

Delivery

In Person

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Program Contact

Simon Mokedanz

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$2261.96 per semester*

International Tuition

$8757.92 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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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
  • basics in wiring, plumbing, drywall installation and finishing

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

This program is 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.

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.

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

  • participate in an organized service experience that meets community needs, coordinated in collaboration with Fleming 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

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

Graduates of this program are 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.

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

Books approximately $550; tools up to $700 (including safety shoes and glasses).

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  • Communicate construction project information effectively and accurately by interpreting and producing project records, logs and inventories using a variety of formats.
  • Work safely and in accordance with all applicable acts, regulations, legislation, and codes to ensure personal and public safety.
  • Solve problems mathematically using graphs, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistical methods.
  • Apply knowledge of preservation techniques in a manner that compliments and enhances a buildings distinctive historical feature.
  • Apply knowledge of the properties and uses of wood as a construction material on projects.
  • Assess the relative merits of various construction materials and their appropriateness for use in new construction, restoration and the renovation field.
  • Apply the principles of building science to achieve desired results of energy efficiency during and after the construction process of a building structure.
  • Apply the basic principles of drafting in the interpretation and production of sketches, including survey and plot plans, architectural, mechanical, and electrical drawings.
  • Review building plans and determine applicable code requirements.
  • Prepare accurate estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity to complete applied project.
  • Select and use properly the hand and machine tools required to perform the layout, cutting, fitting and assembly operations for related projects.
  • Apply interior and exterior finishes for new construction as well as restoration to a building or renovation project.
  • Work effectively on a job-site independently and or on teams with diverse groups of people and a variety of trades.
  • Apply the basic concepts and principles of marketing, management and financial control to the operation of a small business.
  • Apply sustainable practices to the construction industry.
  • Apply project management skills to a variety of renovation/restoration and new construction projects.
  • Compare and contrast construction methods of particular periods and styles of heritage buildings to meet project goals.

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

  • OSSD with Grade 12 (C) English and Grade 12 (C) Math
    Minimum final grade of 55% required in Grade 12 (C) Math.

PC / Windows

  • Operating System:
    Windows 10
  • Processor:
    Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
  • Memory:
    8GB minimum
  • Hard Disk:
    160GB minimum

Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)

Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.

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 here.

Bachelor of Science (Ordinary) in Advanced Wood & Sustainable Building Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 3-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the Atlantic Technological University – Sligo website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information

Visit the Atlantic Technological University – Sligo website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 4th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

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