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Renovation Technician

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
1142
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

The program prepares you to enter into a career in the residential and light commercial construction sector. The curriculum incorporates basic level trade theory of the general carpentry apprenticeship trade so that you will be productive, well trained and aware of the hazards and safety requirements on construction sites. You will learn how to apply your technical skills to solve a number of construction and renovation challenges. The program incorporates all aspects of construction from foundations to framing to finishing. Renovation-specific courses include green building science and outdoor structures. You will also acquire technical skills in the areas of project management, computer-aided design (CAD), specifications, and codes.

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/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 60

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

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 Renovation Technician - Program # 1142

Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
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
Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
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
Renovation Technician - Program # 1142


Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
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

Waterloo - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
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

Graduates are prepared for employment in the construction industry in a multitude of fields including carpenter apprenticeships, scheduling, expediting, painting, drywalling, flooring installations, decking and fencing.

100% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $39,410.

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. 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
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CARP1110 Plans, Specifications and Codes I

Description: This course will provide the student will an understanding of the Ontario Building Code and the basics of blueprint reading. A study of the relationships involving owner, architect, builder and tradesperson is also included.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1125 Safety Materials and Tools

Description: This course will provide the student with an understanding on the materials, tools and safe procedures of basic carpentry tasks. This course will also provide the student with an understanding of wood and other materials used in building construction as well as the selection and safe operation of hand and power tools and accessories.
Hours: 150
Credits: 10
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1130 Concrete Forming and Foundations

Description: This course will provide the student with an understanding of concrete and the materials, tools and safe procedures used in the construction of forms for residential footings and foundations.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
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:

COMP1200 Computer Applications

Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction to the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, as well as, operating systems and the Internet to produce business documents.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1800 Estimating, Calculations and Layouts I

Description: This module provides an understanding of basic mathematics and geometry as related to trade problems and construction layout.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CARP1220 Client Relations

Description: This module will enable the student to apply the basic principles of good client relations to the daily performance of their duties as a renovation carpenter.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1250 Estimating Calculations and Layouts II

Description: In this course, the student will apply the knowledge developed in the previous level to construction drawings and situations.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MATH1800
CoRequisites:

CARP1750 New Construction Practical

Description: The student will apply the basic skills and techniques required to complete the construction and finishing of most common residential buildings. The student will also employ safe work practices at all times in this course.
Hours: 135
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1770 New Construction Theory

Description: Describe the basic skills and techniques necessary for the finishing of interior and exterior of the most common residential buildings. Students will also use Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code to understand and study the materials and methods used in the construction of buildings.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1750 Introduction to Construction Trades and Building Science

Description: The student will assess residential buildings, to industry standards, examining both composition and materials applying the basic principles of structural mechanics, and the movement of air, moisture, heat, and sound.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1105 Metal Cutting and Welding

Description: This course will introduce the student to the Oxyacetylene Cutting (OFC-A) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. The classroom component will reinforce the theoretical principles and safety aspects. The shop component will allow the student to learn and apply proper safety procedures and develop basic skills necessary for oxyacetylene cutting and SMAW welding on non-structural components.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
CARP1240 Plans, Specifications and Codes II

Description: In this course, the student will develop their ability to read and understand drawings and specifications for housing and small buildings.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: CARP1110
CoRequisites:

CARP2165 Renovation Theory and Project Management I

Description: In this course students will become familiar with the concepts of project organization, time management, materials take off and estimating for small scale construction projects.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP2200 Renovation Carpentry Shop I

Description: Students will apply basic skills and techniques necessary for the structural renovation and finishing of residential buildings, including the relocation of simulated mechanical and electrical systems. Safe working procedures employed on construction job sites will be practiced throughout the course.
Hours: 135
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG2130 CAD

Description: In this hands-on technology course, students will become adept at using computer aided design and drafting (CADD) application software typically used in the construction industry. Students will apply the various technologies learned to complete assignments involving typical construction industry tasks.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: COMP1200
CoRequisites:

HIST2000 History of Architecture in Ontario

Description: Students will study architectural styles created and/or adopted by the province of Ontario from 1750 to the present.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1290 Ethics In The Workplace

Description: This practical course will challenge the student to evaluate how to make sound ethical decisions for self and to apply the process for today's workplace. This discussion course involves presentations on part of the student as an individual and as part of a team. Some topical areas will cover the following: an ethical climate, corporate responsibilities, employer/employee rights and responsibilities, global ethics and emerging ethical issues.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 4
CARP2145 Outdoor Structures

Description: This module will focus on the special requirements as per Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code as they apply to exterior structures.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: CARP1125
CoRequisites:

CARP2175 Renovation Carpentry Shop II

Description: Students will refine their application of the basic skills and techniques necessary for the structural renovation and finishing of residential buildings, including the relocation of simulated mechanical and electrical systems. Safe working procedures employed on construction job sites will be followed throughout the course.
Hours: 135
Credits: 9
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP2185 Renovation Theory and Project Management II

Description: In this module, the student will apply skills acquired in Project Management I to produce a project plan, specifications, working drawings, materials take-off and labour estimate for a small scale project.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1250 Managing Conflict

Description: Without exception, every relationship of any depth has conflict, and conflict will not go away simply because individuals are reluctant to deal with it. Conflict can be regarded as a negative force to be avoided or controlled, or it can be seen as an opportunity for strengthening relationships, self-awareness and development. The course will examine the many factors that contribute to interpersonal conflict, and discuss appropriate skills and strategies to manage conflict effectively. This course is part of the Pre-Service Firefighter Education program.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MKT2270 Marketing I

Description: This module will introduce the basics of marketing applicable to a renovations firm.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PHYS2000 Green Building Science

Description: Learn 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 residential buildings using currently accepted industry principles.
Hours: 30
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 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.

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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**
SEP, 2016 Waterloo Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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