- Program Code:
- Trades & Apprenticeship
- Academic Year:
- 2018 / 2019
- Accelerated Delivery?
About the ProgramThis 480-hour program, which consists of a 240-hour level 1 and a 240-hour level 2, 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. See Apprenticeship - General Information.
Program InformationLength: 480-hour Certificate program delivered in two components
- Prospective students must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
- Information related to this apprenticeship program may be obtained from the local Apprenticeship and Client Services Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email Kitchener.Apprenticeship@ontario.ca.
- Conestoga College delivers the in-school component of this apprenticeship program as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). In addition, MTCU requires employers to deliver the greater proportion of apprenticeship training on the job.
- Students are required to demonstrate the same attention to punctuality and attendance as would be required by the business or industry in which they are employed.
What is Apprenticeship?Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship can last two to five years, depending on the program. About 90% of the apprentice's time is spent learning practical skills on the job, while supervised by a qualified journeyperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects of the trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world's most successful ways to learn.
Apprenticeship Training - General Information
Skilled workers (journeypersons) are in high demand in a broad range of occupations and make an important contribution to Canada's economic growth. If you are interested in becoming a journeyperson, you must first complete an apprenticeship. Women are encouraged to investigate the significant benefits of a career in a skilled occupation.
Becoming a Journeyperson
On-the-Job ExperienceOnce you have decided which occupation best suits your interests and talents, it is up to you to find an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice.
In-School TrainingConestoga College provides the in-school training portion for a variety of skilled trades. You will be released from work to attend trade school either in a block or a one-day-a-week format, depending on the trade and delivery options.
Tuition & FeesFees set by MTCU as per Offer of Classroom Training
Books and parking fees are additional.
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.
You are not required to pay classroom fees while participating in OYAP.
Graduate OpportunitiesIndustrial roofers are employed in the construction industry - commercial, industrial, and institutional. 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: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Pathways & Credit TransferConestoga 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.
Exemption TestingApprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp
|Course Code||Course Title and Description|
|CONS1770||Trade Math and Print Reading 1
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.
|CONS1780||Roofing Theory 1
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.
|CONS1790||Roofing Practical 1
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.
|CONS2120||Trade Math and Print Reading 2
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.
|CONS2130||Roofing Theory 2
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.
|CONS2140||Roofing Practical 2
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.
- 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
- 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,
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
NOTE: This document reflects the MTCU Curriculum Standards, Implemented January 2009
- 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
Apprenticeship RegistrationBefore registering as an apprenticeship you must:
- Find an employer
- Request registration from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
- Confirm your seat with Conestoga once you have received your offer of classroom training from the Ministry
- Pay the appropriate classroom fee
Registration for the in-school training portion is on a first-come, first-served basis. All apprentices in Ontario are required to be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades. Visit Employment Ontario's Start an apprenticeship website for more details. If you have questions pertaining to the in-school training portion, call Conestoga at 519-748-5220 ext. 3382.
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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.