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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:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

The program prepares students 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 graduates will be productive, well-trained and aware of the hazards and safety requirements on construction sites. 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. During this year, students will be introduced to the Ontario Building Code and how it is used in the construction industry. Year 2 of the program focuses on renovation of existing structures, project planning, and construction of common outdoor structures.

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/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Waterloo
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 60

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 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 (2016 / 2017) 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 (2016 / 2017) 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 and renovation industries in a multitude of fields including general carpenter or related apprenticeship, estimating, interior and exterior finishes, and outdoor structures and fencing.

On average, 100% of the graduates from the last three years (2013 to 2015) 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: 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
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description:
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: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1810 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: 150
Credits: 8
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: 30
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: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
BUS1430 Client Relations

Description: This course will enable the student to learn how to apply the basic principles of good client relations 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: 30
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: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS1830 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: 150
Credits: 8
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 3
CONS2150 Renovation Theory I

Description: Students will become familiar with the concepts of project organization, time management, materials take off and estimating for small scale construction projects. Students will be introduced to the process of completing a successful renovation while building on knowledge gained in year 1 of industry tools, fasteners and materials.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CONS2160 Renovation Practice I

Description: Students will apply basic skills and techniques necessary for basic hand tool projects as well as perform basic renovations to simulated buildings.
Hours: 150
Credits: 8
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: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MKT2310 Marketing

Description: This course will introduce the basics of marketing applicable to a renovations firm.
Hours: 30
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: 90
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: 150
Credits: 8
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: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2520 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: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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

Program Outcomes

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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**
SEP, 2016 Waterloo Closed
SEP, 2017 Waterloo Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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