This red seal program offers training in the use of hand and power tools in residential and commercial construction in accordance to National Building Codes. Some of the duties include:
- Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches
- Calculate requirements and specifications
- Prepare layouts
- Use measuring tools
- Cut, shape and assemble and join materials
- Build and install foundations, floor beams, subfloors, walls and roof systems
- Install doors, stairs, moldings and hardware trims
- Operate hand and portable power tools
- Utilize various construction products
- Complete construction projects for stairs, concrete, floors, walls and roofs
- Demonstrate safe work practices and personal protection.
- Use tools and equipment safely.
- Interpret drawings and specifications.
- Solve problems and keep a construction project on schedule.
- Use various types of scaffolding.
- Apply National Building Code standards and energy efficient concepts
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile). It is strongly recommended that courses include the following:
i. Mathematics 1102A, 1102B, 1102C and 2102A, 2102B, 2102C or 3102A, 3102B and 3102C
ii. Science 3101, 3102, 3103
3. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Trades
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Trades) Certificate
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
5. International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
Note: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates may find employment on the following areas:
- General contractor
- Custom woodworking shops
- Building suppliers
- Residential and commercial construction
- Industrial Maintenance