Carpentry and Renovation Techniques
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2019
Location: Barrie, Muskoka
Students gain 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.
Our 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. They may wish to discuss eligibility for apprenticeship credits into the General Carpentry apprenticeship program with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Graduates may choose to add more specialized skills such as Cabinetmaking, Building Inspection, Interior Design, or continue their education in the Architectural field.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- 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 tradespersons 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;
- employ environmentally sustainable practices;
- apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
The Program Progression
- Sem 1: Fall 2019
- Sem 2: Winter 2020
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
10 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 General Education Course
To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.
|CART 1011||Carpentry Fundamentals||56|
|CART 1012||Applied Carpentry Fundamentals||84|
|CART 1013||Construction Practices||70|
|CART 1014||Formwork and Framing||84|
|MATH 1007||Mathematics Techniques||42|
|General Education Course|
|Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.||42|
|CART 1015||Finish Carpentry Fundamentals||84|
|CART 1016||Interior and Exterior Finishes||84|
|CART 1017||Advanced Framing and Sustainability||84|
|CART 1018||Blueprint Reading||42|
|CART 1019||CAD Drafting||42|
|Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.||42|
Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.
Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.