- Ontario College Certificate
- College Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2014 / 2015
About the Program
This 16-week program provides theory and hands-on training for the roofing field--industrial, commercial and residential--and foundational skills in construction carpentry. The program is designed to give students safety training and an opportunity to strengthen their math and communications skills through academic upgrading if required. Students will learn to safely and properly operate equipment found on the construction site. They will have opportunities to use roofing materials and supplies and to practice the selection, preparation and installation of roofing materials.
Length: 16-week Ontario College Certificate program
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - September/2014 (Open) - Fall
First-Year Capacity: 24
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Mature students must demonstrate their potential to work at the post-secondary level in one of two ways:
- by successfully completing equivalency testing in English and mathematics; or
- by completing a program of academic upgrading at a level appropriate to the program of choice.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
Applicants are advised that the ability to work at heights and in various climactic conditions are frequent prerequisites for employment in this field. The physical demands of this program reflect industry requirements (e.g. lifting, carrying, climbing, etc.) and require students to be physically fit in order to participate adequately.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: Please refer to the previous academic year program fee chart for an approximation as fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa.
*Fees for recreation/athletics, graduation/alumni, insurance, as well as program-related costs such as books and supplies, are additional.
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 Aid/Awards
Graduates can expect to find entry-level employment in the construction industry or a traditional apprenticeship in the roofing trade.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Degree Completion Opportunities
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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.
For more information on the PLAR process, please contact 519-748-5220 ext 2260, e-mail email@example.com or visit the testing website.
- Employ basic tools, materials, supplies and PPE (personal Protective equipment) properly and appropriately, in keeping with safe work practices as specified in the residential and ICI (industrial, commercial and institutional) roofing sectors.
- Solve basic roofing problems through analysis and the application of mathematics and other problem solving tools and processes
- Communicate with supervisors and co-workers as an effective roofing trades team member.
- Interpret the essential elements of construction contracts, drawings, relevant codes, plans and specifications using standard conventions, techniques and equipment.
- Work in compliance with the accepted principles and practices of the roofing industry
- Explain the working relationships between construction trades and other disciplines including the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering disciplines
- Identify opportunities in construction trades including apprenticeships, other academic options and employment possibilities.
Program Advisory Committees
The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.
For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees
Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca
or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.
60 Corporate Court
Canada N1G 5J3
International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form
. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.