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Carpentry Renovation Techniques

CRPGSchool of Skilled Trades

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Full-time


Ontario College Certificate

Program Duration

2 Semesters

Program Contacts

Nelson Fraser

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.7801
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Program Overview

Train to enter the construction and renovation sector.  

In just 28 weeks, you’ll put craftsmanship to good use by gaining hands-on experience and the skills you need to enter the construction and renovation sector. You’ll develop a basic understanding of how to plan, estimate, manage, and deliver a typical renovation project, including courses on welding and framing. You’ll gain practical experience working with interior and exterior applications in the carpentry shop. 
Courses cover many aspects of carpentry and renovation projects, from building codes to learning to identify hazardous practices. Adherence to safety standards on the job site, safe working practices, and personal safety are emphasized at all times. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Capped enrolment 
  • Be job-ready in just 28 weeks 
  • Hands-on experience in the carpentry shop and through projects 
  • Safe working practices are prioritized throughout the program 
  • Grads find entry-level work in the construction industry 
  • Certificate equates to 1 level of required theory towards your Apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification 
  • Opportunity for select students to participate in the Ontario Skills Competition 


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

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Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2024

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2024

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CCT 1010Surveying and Layout 14
CCT 1012Floor and Wall Framing 14
CCT 1013Roof Framing 14
MTH 1010Trade Math I3
CCT 1300Tools Materials and Safety 13
ENG 1002College Communications3
Semester 2
CCT 1301Welding Hoisting Rigging2
CCT 1302Exterior Applications 14
CCT 1303Interior Applications 14
CCT 1304Interior Installation Finishes3
CCT 1305Exterior Installation Finishes3
CCT 1306Plans and Residential Estimating3
CCT 1307AutoCAD and Drafting3
 Total Credits43

Course with lab component.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$4,206.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,818.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Skilled Trades

Cambrian was originally founded as a trade school, a field where we excel. We collaborate with industry partners to give qualified learners the opportunity to start working upon graduation by teaching in-demand skills. From the longest-running powerline program in the province to our motive power technician programs and much more, Cambrian provides the tools for satisfying careers in skilled trades.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

As a graduate, you will find entry-level employment in the construction industry. Recent graduates have enjoyed success in residential construction and renovation, commercial construction, entrepreneurship, and membership in the carpenter’s union.

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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