Ontario College Diploma in Carpentry and Renovation Technician Curriculum
Accepting Applications for September 2020
Vocational Learning Outcomes
- 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.
Courses and Descriptions
This course provides students with practical experience in carpentry. The material covered in Carpentry Theory I has been aligned to the applied projects in this course.Emphasis will be placed on safe use of hand tools and joinery
This course provides students with the theoretical foundations in carpentry. Topics include: the common types of wood, wood structures, wood joints, and hardware used in the construction industry. The selection, safe use, and maintenance of hand, portable power and stationary power tools required on a construction site will also be covered.
Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.
This course covers the use of operating systems and how to utilize the internet to generate professional reports and quotations. Students will develop the skills and abilities to produce technical and business reports used in the industry. Using relevant computer applications, students will learn to apply systematic record keeping processes used for operating a small business.
This course has been designed for students entering trades and technology programs. The course will cover current legislation (O.H.S.A.) and health and safety procedures used in the industry. Students will obtain fundamental level safety certification in WHMIS, Fall Protection, Confined Space Identification, and Hoisting and Rigging.The theory for this course will be offered online and the application component will offered onsite.
This course provides students with basic knowledge and skills used to interpret architectural drawings. Students will develop drawing layouts and plans using various symbols specific to various trades. An emphasis will be placed on developing the learner's ability to visualize three dimensional objects from two dimensional orthographic drawings.
This course will enable students to apply specific trade related mathematical concepts and acquire foundational skills important in the fields of Construction, Welding, Plumbing, Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning. It is designed to complement and reinforce learning within other first semester courses and program areas.
This course provides students with an opportunity to practice the fundamental processes of welding. Welding processes covered in this course include OFW, SMAW, GMAW and oxy-fuel cutting. In addition, students will apply techniques in fusion welding, brazing and cutting. Students will apply safe handling procedures for the use of potentially dangerous equipment in accordance with industry standards.
This course provides students with practical experience in carpentry. The material covered in Carpentry Theory II has been aligned to the applied projects in this course. Emphasis will be placed on wall framing and renovations as well as interior and exterior finishes.
This course builds on the material covered in Carpentry Theory I. Students will be introduced to the theory of wall framing for residential construction. Renovations and restoration techniques using various interior and exterior finishes will be covered. In addition students will be provided with an opportunity to learn about the process required to set up a small construction business.
This course introduces students to a variety of mechanical trades. Plumbing, electrical and HVAC processes and practices will be explored.Emphasis will be placed on the building as a system and how mechanical trades and carpentry interrelate. Students will be introduced to basic project management processes used in the industry.
This course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in the Prints and Drafting course. Students will be required to interpret imperial and metric residential drawings. Students will be introduced to theOntario Building Code and other relevant standards and practices used in the construction industry.
This course introduces students to the process of developing a professional portfolio. Students will be encouraged to document their learning and archive their applied experience throughout the program. The professional portfolio is the capstone project required for all students in the trades and technology programs. Students will assemble written, graphic and/or video evidence demonstrating the skills and abilities acquired through their program of study.
This course introduces the student to sustainable processes, materials and practices in the construction industry. Emphasis will be placed on renewal energy systems. Students will be required to critically evaluate their applied projects using sustainable practice, processes and materials
This course will enable students to apply specific trade related mathematical concepts and acquire foundation skills important in the fields of Construction, Welding and Plumbing. The material covered in this course builds on the material covered in Trades Calculations I.
This course is designed for students who will work in an industrial setting. The course takes a broad look at environmental issues relating to industrial practices. In some cases, technical details of recovery/recycling processes are covered. Topics include industry's effect on and remediation of natural resources such as water, air, soil, and biotic life. New approaches by industry toward sustainability and waste management are also included.
This course provides students with an opportunity to estimate and cost out a residential plan according to specification. Estimating material quantities and other related costs associated with residential plans and specifications will be applied through using linear, area and volume measures.
This course builds on the knowledge covered in Plans, Specification and Codes for Carpentry I. Students will develop knowledge and skills used to interpret municipal bylaws and the Ontario Building Code (O.B.C) with reference to architectural drawings. An emphasis will be placed on referencing the O.B.C. as it pertains to plans, elevations, sections, details and schedules.
Students will be introduced to project management and learn how to use project management software to manage an applied project. Project planning from project inception to completion and project management details will be emphasized.
This course provides students with practical experience in residential carpentry. The material covered in Residential Carpentry Theory I has been aligned to applied projects in this course. Students will have the opportunity to work with various interior finishes. Emphasis will be placed on safe use of power and pneumatic tools.
This course provides students with the theoretical foundations in residential carpentry. Topics include: building layout, excavation, footings, foundations, columns, beams floor and wall systems. Building science, interior finishes, and funding envelopes will be introduced. The selection, safe use, and maintenance of hand, portable power and pneumatic tools required on a construction site will also be covered.
This course provides students with the theory and practice required to work on a restoration or renovation job site. Safe removal, handling and disposal of various materials will be covered. Repairs and restoration techniques with drywall, trim and other materials will introduced and practiced in the lab.
This course provides students with an opportunity for meaningful civic engagement and social responsibility with their community. Students will be required to participate in a service learning experience with a local community agency ie Habitat for Humanity. Students will learn and develop through active participation and interconnection with the community therefore fostering a sense of personal growth. Students will use your newly acquired skills and knowledge in carpentry to meet community needs.
In today's competitive workplace environment, organizations need employees and leaders that combine strong intra/interpersonal skills with vocational competencies. This course gives students the opportunity to understand and further develop these essential employment success skills and how to take personal responsibility for managing themselves and their personal and professional relationships more effectively. Students will learn strategies in the areas of self-management, life-long learning, building supportive relationships, time and stress management, diversity, positive work ethic, creative problem solving and adaptability. Development in these areas will increase the chances for success in all areas of life.
This course builds on the material covered in Introduction to Mechanical Trades. Students will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge in plumbing, electrical and HVAC processes and practices. Emphasis will be placed on the building as a system and how mechanical trades and carpentry interrelate. Students will be introduced to project management processes used in the industry.
This course introduces students to the entrepreneurial skills required to operate a small business as well as be an effective member of a business team. Students will be required to create a small business plan.
This course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Plans Specifications and Code II as well as in Estimating, Calculating and Layout. Architectural design and estimating software, including SoftPlan will be used to create drawings and perform material take-offs and project estimates.
This course provides students with an opportunity to apply project management skills to a carpentry project. The applied project for the Residential Carpentry Practices II course will coincide with the application of project management skills in this course.
This course builds on the material and practical experiences covered in residential Carpentry Practices I. Students will have the opportunity to build a variety of roof formations and work with various exterior finishes The material covered in Residential Carpentry Theory II has been aligned to the applied projects in this course. In addition, students may enter their applied project work into a skills competition with local industry members who will judge and provide feedback on the quality of their work.
This course builds on the knowledge gained in Residential Carpentry Theory I. Topics include: ceilings, trusses, equal and unequal pitch roofs, exterior finishes, doors, hardware and other energy efficiency practices used in residential carpentry. Student will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice with an applied project in Residential Carpentry Practices II.
This course builds on the knowledge covered in Sustainable Building Practices. Emphasis will be placed on sustainable processes, materials and practices in the construction industry. Current energy efficiency compliance programs such as Energuide, Energy Star and LEED will also be covered. Students will be required to critically evaluate their applied projects using sustainable practice, processes, materials and current code requirements.
All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.
Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.
Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.
You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.