Roofer (Apprenticeship)

Program description

This 480-hour program, consisting of two 240-hour levels, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of industrial roofing as well as practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience.

Program details

Code: 0728
Delivery: Apprenticeship
Length: 480 hours
Start: Varies
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Certificate

Program contacts


Academic school

Trades & Apprenticeship

Fees & payment

  • Fees are set by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
  • Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional. For details, visit Orientation & support.
  • Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Awards & scholarships

Conestoga College's Student Financial Services administers many awards, bursaries, scholarships and academic grants. Information and application forms for numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships are administered by Student Financial Services.

Many program-specific awards are administered by individual programs. Students should speak to their faculty or program coordinators about additional awards available in their program specific areas.

Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Trade Math and Print Reading 1
CONS1770

Description:

This course will enable the apprentice to complete basic mathematical calculations and apply basic drafting and print reading skills as required by a level 1 apprentice in the Roofing Industry.

  • Hours: 32
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Roofing Theory 1
CONS1780

Description:

This course will enable the apprentice to identify and describe safe usage of tools, equipment, roof systems, material applications, roof maintenance and sloped roofing common to a level 1 apprentice in the Roofing Industry.

  • Hours: 88
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Roofing Practical 1
CONS1790

Description:

This course will enable the apprentice to demonstrate necessary skills for a level 1 apprentice to safely use equipment, roof systems, material applications, roof maintenance and sloped roofing practices common to the Roofing Industry.

  • Hours: 120
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Level 2

Course Details

Trade Math and Print Reading 2
CONS2120

Description:

This course will enable the student to complete mathematical calculations required in the roofing industry. The student will also learn to interpret complex drawings that relate to roofing applications.

  • Hours: 32
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Roofing Theory 2
CONS2130

Description:

This course will enable the apprentice to identify and describe safe usage of tools, equipment, roof systems, material applications, roof maintenance and sloped roofing common to level 2 apprentices in the Roofing Industry.

  • Hours: 88
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Roofing Practical 2
CONS2140

Description:

This course will enable the apprentice to demonstrate safe usage of tools and equipment when installing different roof systems, sloped roofing and materials, and when performing roof maintenance common to level 2 apprentices in the roofing industry.

  • Hours: 120
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Program outcomes

  1. Apply safe work practices and procedures, to ensure the protection of self and others during roofing applications in accordance with company policies, manufacturer’s specifications
  2. Demonstrate hoisting and rigging practices, and site preparation procedures, select and use a variety of hand and power tools, fastening devices and other equipment for a variety of roofing applications,
  3. Complete mathematical calculations required in the roofing industry and visualize in three dimensions from two-dimensional drawings, and understand imperial and metric scales, orthographic projection, isometric sketching, and the symbols, abbreviations and conventions used in building plans.
  4. Describe the characteristics of various insulation materials and vapour retarders, flashing membranes, field sheets and flashings and describe procedures for installing various types of walkways and protective ballast for specific roofing applications.
  5. Describe the various types of membranes and application procedures for built-up roofing (various types of bitumen and application procedures), in accordance with drawings and specifications, manufacturers’ guidelines and the CRCA manual.
  6. Strip roof in preparation for roofing applications, re-roof and resurface and complete of a variety of roof repairs and perform water and damp proofing applications.
  7. Describe installation and repair procedures for shingles, tiles and preformed rigid sheeting materials, in accordance with drawings, specifications, manufacturers’ guidelines, building codes and by-laws, CSAO, the CRCA manual, the OHSA, WHMIS guidelines and clients’ requests.
  8. Interpret more complex drawings and locate items in the architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings and describe the trade science of roofing practices and procedures

Program handbook

Program handbook

Graduate opportunities

Roofers install, repair, and replace roofing systems, including conventional, inverted built-up, single-ply and two-ply modified. They also perform damp, water, and weather-proofing along with installing and repairing slate, tile and shingles and resurfacing roofs.

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


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