Program Start Dates
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On Campus / Full-time
Ontario College Certificate
Program Duration2 Semesters
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.
- 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
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
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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
|Surveying and Layout 1
|Floor and Wall Framing 1
|Roof Framing 1
|Trade Math I
|Tools Materials and Safety 1
|Welding Hoisting Rigging
|Exterior Applications 1
|Interior Applications 1
|Interior Installation Finishes
|Exterior Installation Finishes
|Plans and Residential Estimating
|AutoCAD and Drafting
Course with lab component.
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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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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