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Construction Techniques (Carpentry, Masonry, Gas and Welding)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
07161
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This unique 32-week program provides the student an introduction to a variety of trade-specific skills in the construction field with each component running 8-16 weeks in duration. Students study and practice in trade-specific areas comprising carpentry, masonry, plumbing, gas and welding. The program provides students with safety training (general and specific) and skills development in a number of construction areas. There is an opportunity via academic upgrading to strengthen math and communication skills outside of program hours.

For more information please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: 32-week Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - August/2016 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: August
First-Year Capacity: 24

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate opportunities exist in various construction jobs, including apprenticeship positions in the disciplines of study. Construction opportunities exist in residential and the ICI (industrial, commercial and institutional) sectors. Entry-level positions often lead to an apprenticeship (i.e., carpenter, cabinetmaker, plumber, brick and stone mason, roofer, tile setter, electrician, HVAC specialist, tinsmith, gas technician, welder, construction craft worker and many other apprenticeships in the construction industry) or with further training to becoming a skilled craftsperson (i.e., decorator, painter, wall or floor coverer, trim, drywall or plaster specialist).

100% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CARP1500 Carpentry Theory

Description: Students will be introduced to the field of carpentry by studying the history, origins and background of the carpentry trade. Common hand and power tools used in carpentry in the residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors will be discussed along with approaches needed to complete small scaled carpentry projects. Topics will also include quality, craftsmanship, career opportunities in carpentry, skills and knowledge needed to be a successful carpenter and the industry expectations for entry into the field.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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CARP1510 Carpentry Practice

Description: Students will apply the theory studied in Carpentry Theory in a shop environment through hands on practice and by completing small scale carpentry projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common carpentry tools such as circular saws and hand planes; and stationary tools like table saws. Students will practice safe use of the common tools encountered on a construction site specifically related to the Carpentry field. In addition, students will complete drawings/specifications and apply math/problem solving skills typically encountered in the Carpentry trade to solve common carpentry problems. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
Hours: 80
Credits: 5
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CARP1520 Construction Site Safety

Description: This safety course takes an in depth look at safe and unsafe working conditions/practices an individual and groups of workers may encounter on a typical carpentry jobsite. The students will learn to recognize situations that are deemed unsafe in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and to address unsafe conditions to ensure public and worker safety near a job site. Students will learn how to select and safely use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other protective devices such as elevating scaffolds and ladders, both when working at ground level and at heights. This course combines classroom theory with job site (lab) practice. Students will be expected to exhibit professional communication skills appropriate to a practical work site environment.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
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CARP1530 General Carpentry for Masonry

Description: This module provides a basic knowledge of a foundation system and its components. The focus will be the residential sector of construction discussing methods of construction and materials used.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
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COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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COMP1195 Computer Applications

Description: The student will demonstrate proficiency in the use of an internet browser, and computer file management system. Additionally, the student will create documentation, to industry standards, including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings using various software applications.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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CONS1270 Safety for Trenching, Scaffolding and Confined Spaces

Description: This safety course builds upon previous safety program courses with a focus on safe practices in scaffolding, trenching and working in confined spaces from a brick and stone mason perspective. Students will study the theory and practice needed to select, inspect, erect, dismantle and store scaffolding and trenching systems in compliance with legislation and safe industry practices. Students will be required to explain procedures for ensuring safe entry into confined spaces while also demonstrating on-the-job application in a lab environment that includes demonstration of effective communication practices with co-workers.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
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MASO1120 Masonry Theory

Description: Students will gain an overview of the masonry trade and address the various masonry applications in relation to a construction site. Masonry related tools, equipment, material and supplies encountered on a typical construction site will be discussed. Other topics include how to prepare and dismantle a site according to industry specifications, procedures for building foundation walls, trade practices, and how to prepare masonry surfaces, all in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade. Students will also learn techniques for interpreting architectural drawings and related documents and contracts.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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MASO1130 Masonry Practice

Description: In the practice component of the masonry specialty, students will have opportunity to practice the concepts and theories studied. Students will learn how to handle the tools, equipment, material and supplies including power and hand tools and will have opportunity to install masonry materials such as masonry veneer, and masonry accessories. Students will be required to interpret drawings for masonry projects, and demonstrate the ability to estimate materials and supplies to accepted standards. A requirement will be to use math and problem solving skills comparable to what a first year Brick and Stone apprentice would encounter as they plan, prepare and build masonry units. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
Hours: 64
Credits: 4
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Level 2
CARP1540 General Carpentry for GAS I

Description: Using Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code, study the materials and methods used in the construction of residential roof framing
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
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CARP1550 Hoisting and Rigging

Description: Students will learn the theory and practice associated with the safe storage, handling and connecting of propane cylinders commonly found on a construction site whether they be used as an energy source for fork lifts or as a heat source.
In addition, students will study and practice how to safely work at heights using ladders, travel and fall restraint gear. Training in the required guard rails and safety requirements when working in elevated work areas will also be addressed as well as the requirement to work effectively with team members.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
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CARP1560 General Carpentry for GAS II

Description: During the install of gas appliances, bathroom fixtures, kitchen remodels and various renovations to existing structures a particular set of carpentry based skills are required to address changes to the roof and associated components.
In this course, for example, the students will learn how to shingle, prepare a roof surface and apply flashing when roofing, installing vents, masts and other components on a roof. Students will practice caulking, sealing, working with ridge caps and various roofing materials. This course is a combination of theory and demonstrated practice on the job site (lab). Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
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MECH1710 HVAC Mechanical System Theory

Description: In this course students will be introduced to the characteristics, properties, basic fundamentals, and safety aspects associated with natural gas and propane. Students will also receive a basic introduction relating to air conditioning and refrigeration systems. As part of this course students will study the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and how these safety systems apply to HVAC.
Hours: 64
Credits: 4
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MECH1720 HVAC Mechanical System Practice

Description: In this course students will be introduced to the various methods of installing gas fired appliances, as per current codes and regulations. Students will identify the different testing methods for carbon monoxide and gas leaks. Students will identify and select the appropriate tools for the safe installation of natural gas and propane piping systems. Students will participate “hands on” in making tubing connection, piping threading, projects on flaring, swaging and tube bending from data on mechanical drawings and will be expected to identify, care for, and safely use hand tools.
Hours: 144
Credits: 8
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WELD1560 Welding I for Construction

Description: This unit will enable the student to explain the construction, operation, assembly and disassembly of oxyacetylene equipment and accessories and of oxyacetylene cutting and welding theory and practice. It will also enable the student to use oxyacetylene equipment to make 90 deg cuts, lay beads and weld mild steel butt joints, lap, tee and V joints in flat position.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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WELD1570 Welding II for Construction

Description: This course will introduce the student to the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Theory class will cover the safe set up and working practices as well as the fundamental concepts of the SMAW process. The shop component will see the student apply safe working practices along with skills development in the SMAW process. Students will practice the butt, lap and t-joint on mild steel and learn about the required equipment and demonstrate proper and safe set up procedures.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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Program Outcomes

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
AUG, 2016 Waterloo Wait List
** Status applicable to domestic students

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