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Construction Techniques (Carpentry)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
07165
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

In this unique two-semester, 32-week program, students study and practice carpentry skills in the areas of framing, foundations, and exterior and interior finishes such as siding, roofing, drywall, window and door installation, and trim work. The focus of the program is to provide graduates with the skills they need to gain entry-level employment in residential and commercial construction. The program provides students with safety training (general and specific) and skills development in a number of the construction areas.

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 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: August
First-Year Capacity: 48

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Construction Techniques (Carpentry) - Program # 07165

Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-08-29)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
Session Total $2028.96 $1742.96
Year Total   $3771.92

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Construction Techniques (Carpentry) - Program # 07165


Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-08-29)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Association Fee $82.50 $82.50
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
Session Total $7097.96 $6547.96
Year Total   $13645.92

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

Opportunities are found on residential, commercial and institutional construction sites as apprentices in carpentry and related trades. Opportunities can be found working in a number of trade and craft areas including drywall, siding (including soffit and fascia), roofing, painting, flooring (hardwood, tile, vinyl, carpet), cabinet installation, framing, finish carpentry, form work and a host of other skills found on construction home build sites.

92% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $34,005.

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
CARP1680 Carpentry Theory - Foundations and Framing

Description: Students will be introduced to the field of carpentry by studying the history, origins and background of the carpentry trade specific to residential construction. Methods and materials used in the construction of forms for footings, flatwork, low-rise foundation walls and framing. Topics will also include quality, craftsmanship, career opportunities in house construction, skills and knowledge needed to be a successful framer, and the industry expectations for entry into the field.
Hours: 96
Credits: 7
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1690 Carpentry Practice - Foundations and Framing

Description: Students will apply the foundations and framing 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 the common tools encountered on a construction site specifically related to the carpentry field. In addition, students will analyze drawings/specifications and apply math/problem solving skills typically encountered in foundations and framing to solve common problems.
Hours: 160
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1430 Construction Site Safety and Rigging

Description: This unique safety course allows students the opportunity to obtain Hoisting and Rigging certification as well as take 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 fall arrest, elevating scaffolds and ladders.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1007 Plans, Specifications and Codes

Description: In this module, the student obtains an understanding of the Ontario Building Code and how it is used within the construction industry. The basic principals of drafting and a study of the relationships involving owner, architect, builder and tradesperson are also included.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1245 Estimating and Calculations

Description: This course will provide the student with an understanding of basic mathematics involving trade-related problems.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CARP1700 Carpentry Theory - Finishes

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 also learn proper procedures and methods for application of finishes such as exterior siding, roof finishes, drywall, baseboard, and various door and window trims. Topics will also include quality, craftsmanship, career opportunities, and the industry expectations for entry into the field.
Hours: 64
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1710 Carpentry Practice - Finishes

Description: Students will apply the theory studied in Carpentry Theory in a shop environment through hands on practice by completing carpentry 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 specifically related to the carpentry field. Students will also practice proper installation methods in order to meet industry standards
Hours: 160
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1720 Introduction to Construction Trades and Trade Sciences

Description: This course will explore various trades other than carpentry involved in the residential construction process. The student will be exposed to the coordination of sub trade work completed during the construction process. Basic structural requirements of buildings and the principles of controlling air, moisture, thermal and sound movement and transmission in buildings will be studied in this course
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1027 Construction Print Reading

Description: In this course, the student will develop their ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications for housing and small buildings while gaining experience in reading and applying the Ontario Building Code.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1465 Construction Layout

Description: In this course, the student will apply knowledge in construction situations specific to the Carpentry field. Students will learn to calculate such things as stairs and roof framing members. Students will also learn construction geometry layout techniques.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

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For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

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 before applying.

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

Disclaimer

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 Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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