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Carpentry and Renovation Technician

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
1142
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2019 / 2020

About the Program

The program prepares students to enter into a career in the residential and light commercial construction sector. Students will learn how to apply technical skills to solve a number of construction and renovation challenges. Year 1 of the program focuses on the interior and exterior construction of residential and light commercial buildings. Year 2 of the program focuses on renovation of existing structures, project planning, and construction of common outdoor structures. Graduates will be productive, well-trained and aware of the hazards and safety requirements on construction sites. A graduate of this program may be exempt from the Level 1 Apprenticeship In-school training should they choose to pursue a General Carpenter Apprenticeship.

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

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Waterloo - September/2019 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 72

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2018-2019 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2018 / 2019) for Carpentry and Renovation Technician - Program # 1142

Waterloo - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $0.00 $48.00
Session Total $2169.75 $1894.75
Year Total   $4064.50
Waterloo - Fall 2018 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
Full-time Program Tuition $1498.00 $1498.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $0.00 $48.00
Session Total $2169.75 $1894.75
Year Total   $4064.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2018 / 2019) for
Carpentry and Renovation Technician - Program # 1142


Waterloo - Fall 2018 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2018-09-04)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $0.00 $48.00
CSI International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
Session Total $7531.75 $6771.75
Year Total   $14303.50

Waterloo - Fall 2018 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2018 Winter 2019
International Program Tuition $6000.00 $6000.00
Student Priority Fee $50.65 $50.65
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45 $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - Advocacy Fee $5.75 $5.75
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $0.00 $48.00
CSI International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
Session Total $7531.75 $6771.75
Year Total   $14303.50

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

Graduates are prepared for employment in the construction and renovation industries in a multitude of fields including general carpenter or related apprenticeship, interior and exterior finishes, drywall, roofing, flooring, outdoor structures and fencing, and estimating.

On average, 94% of graduates from the last three years (2015 to 2017) found employment within six months of graduation.

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

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. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

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 (1142)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1800 New Construction Theory I

Description: Students will be introduced to the field of carpentry by studying the history, origins and background of the carpentry trade. Methods and materials used in the construction of forms for footings, flatwork, low-rise foundation walls and framing will be covered. Topics will also include quality, craftsmanship, and career opportunities in construction.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1815 New Construction Practice I

Description: Students will apply construction theory in a shop environment through hands on practice and by completing small-scale foundation/framing projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common carpentry layout and power tools, and will practice safe use of these and other tools encountered on a construction site.
Hours: 140
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1175 Plans, Specifications and Codes I

Description: Students will be introduced to the Ontario Building Code and how it is used within the construction industry. The basic principles of drafting and a study of the relationships involving owner, architect, builder and tradesperson are also included.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1800 Estimating and Calculations

Description: This module provides an understanding of basic mathematics and geometry as related to trade problems and construction layout.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
BUS1430 Client Relations

Description: This course will enable the student to apply the basic principles of good client relations including good communication, job site safety, and ethical practices within the construction field. Basic computer skills involving word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, operating systems and the internet to produce business documents will be used as a means of providing information to clients.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1820 New Construction Theory II

Description: In this course students will study materials and practices commonly used to complete the exterior and interior of residential and light commercial buildings. Students will learn proper procedures and methods for application of finishes such as exterior siding, roof finishes, drywall, baseboard, and various door and window trims.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1835 New Construction Practice II

Description: Students will apply the content studied in New Construction Theory II in a shop environment by completing hands-on projects specific to exterior and interior finishes. Students will be instructed on the proper use of both hand and power carpentry finishing tools, and will practice safe use of the common tools encountered on a construction site. Students will also practice proper installation methods in order to meet industry standards.
Hours: 140
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
CONS2150 Renovation Theory I

Description: In this course students will study various architectural styles including historical building construction practices, materials and renovation construction health hazards. Students will be introduced to Part 11 of the Ontario Building Code, accessibility and discuss the social, political, and environmental impacts on building and renovating. Students will also produce basic construction drawings using CAD software.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS2160 Renovation Practice I

Description: In this course students will apply basic skills and techniques necessary for the structural renovation and finishing of residential buildings for interior and exterior applications. Safe working procedures employed on construction job sites will be practiced throughout the course including site planning and supervision.
Hours: 140
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG2270 Plans, Specifications and Codes II

Description: Students will use skills learned in Plans, Specifications and Codes I to develop their ability to read and understand drawings and specifications for housing and small buildings. Students will also be introduced to computer-aided drafting software.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MKT2310 Marketing

Description: This course will introduce students to the basics of marketing applicable to a renovations firm. Topics covered include: relationships between various industry stakeholders, basics of marketing components, methods, mediums and strategies, various factors impacting marketing, and key differences between residential and commercial renovation clients. In addition, students will develop marketing material and participate in an industry networking event.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
CONS2170 Renovation Theory II

Description: Students will apply skills acquired in Renovation Theory I to produce a project plan, specifications, working drawings, materials take-off and labour estimate for a small scale project. Construction of common outdoor structures will also be discussed.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS2180 Renovation Practice II

Description: Students will refine their application of basic skills and techniques required for successful renovations of buildings and construction of common outdoor structures.
Hours: 140
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PHYS2070 Building Science

Description: In this course, students will describe how to apply good practices of building science, energy conservation, waste management, environmental impact reduction, and indoor air quality management to both new and existing buildings.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2520 Metal Cutting and Welding

Description: In this course, you are introduced to the concepts of Oxy-Fuel Welding (OFW), Brazing (OFB), Cutting (OFC) and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Theory class will cover the safe setup and working practices of these processes as well as introduce you to the fundamental concepts involved in each process operation. The shop component will enable you to implement safe working practices along with skills development in the area of OFW, OFB, OFC and the SMAW process. You will practice the butt, lap and t-joint on mild steel using the above welding processes and use the OFC process to make straight and bevel cuts, pierce holes and cut shapes out of mild steel plate; and will also learn about the required process equipment and demonstrate proper and safe setup procedures.
Hours: 42
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program Outcomes

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International students should apply online using the Conestoga College International Application Portal. 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 before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

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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 (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2019 Waterloo Open
** Status applicable to domestic students
Program status for international students


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