Ontario College Certificate in Carpentry and Renovation Techniques Curriculum
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 trade related problems using mathematical equations.
- Select and apply appropriate material types for use in new residential construction and renovation.
- Identify the properties and uses of wood as a construction material on projects.
- Identify the relative merits of various construction materials and their appropriateness for use in new construction, restoration and the renovation field.
- Assist in solving technical problems related to construction projects through the application of building science and sustainable building practices.
- Interpret construction drawings.
- Review building plans and determine applicable code requirements.
- Assist in the preparation of accurate estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity to complete an 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.
- Identify 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.
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.