Carpentry and Renovation Techniques

This Carpentry and Renovation Techniques program offers hands-on training in a variety of construction-related trades, with a focus on carpentry.

Program Highlights

In the 2-semester Carpentry and Renovation Techniques 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 on trade-related health and safety measures. You will also learn about the regulations 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.

After successfully completing semester two, you will have earned the Carpentry and Renovation Techniques Ontario College Certificate and have an opportunity to test for level one for the General Carpentry Apprenticeship.

The Carpentry and Renovation Techniques 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 year two of the Carpentry Technician program, or to one or more of our short, skilled trade programs such as Welding, Electrical Techniques, or Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing.

Upon completion of this program, you will have a opportunity to obtain industry related health and safety certifications. You will also have Grade 12 Math equivalency.

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for work on residential, industrial and commercial construction sites, performing entry level tasks on projects such as:

  • residential construction
  • renovations
  • maintenance
  • finish carpentry
  • welding, metal fabrication
  • insulation and drywall installation
  • exterior siding installation.

You may also be interested in the Carpentry Technician, Electrical Techniques, Welding Techniques or Mechanical Techniques - Plumbingprogram.

Additional Costs

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

Download the Required Equipment and Tools list

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