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Roofer (Apprenticeship)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
0728
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019
Accelerated Delivery?
No

About the Program

This 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 Information

Length: 480-hour Certificate program delivered in two components
Location: Waterloo
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements

Note:

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
Becoming a Journeyperson

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.

On-the-Job Experience

Once 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 Training

Conestoga 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 & Fees

Fees 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 Opportunities

Industrial 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 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.

Exemption Testing

Apprentices 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

Program Courses

Course Details (0728)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
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.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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

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

Level 2
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.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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

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

Program Objectives

Program Handbook

Handbook

Apprenticeship Registration

Before 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.

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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