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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$4,780

  Barrie

Sep 7-Aug 26

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Students develop and enhance occupational skills for employment in the construction and renovation industry. Students practice lot layout, concrete formwork, framing, demolition, renovations, interior and exterior finish and sustainable construction techniques. Theory and applications of safety standards, building codes, blueprint reading, energy efficiency, and environmental practices are studied. Students learn to interpret the Ontario Building Code as it applies to renovations and new construction. Focus is on the residential sector. Basics of entrepreneurship are presented.

Graduates enjoy success as employees in residential, commercial and industrial construction, as well as the renovation field. Potential opportunities may include General Carpenter, Framer, Formwork Carpenter, Renovator, or Trim Carpenter.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify and use strategies to enhance work performance and continued learning to keep pace with industry changes.
  • Identify and adhere to established health and safety practices that apply to specific job sites, in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  • Perform building construction and renovation tasks in compliance with contracts, the Ontario and/or National Building Codes, applicable laws and industry’s ethical practices.
  • Work in accordance with established sustainability practices.
  • Communicate and collaborate with diverse clients, supervisors and trades persons to complete projects on time and to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Assist with maintaining accurate project documents and use computer technologies to support building construction and renovation projects.
  • Solve on-site trade-related building and renovation problems by applying principles of basic technical mathematics and building science.
  • Select, maintain and safely operate hand tools, and portable and stationary power tools, to efficiently complete building construction and renovation tasks.
  • Assist with the completion of building and renovation stages, from site layout and footings to the application of interior and exterior finishes, according to specifications.
  • Assist in the preparation of material estimations according to building construction and renovation project documents.
  • Apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

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