This two year diploma program will provide students with hands on experience and knowledge pertaining to the world of home and light commercial building renovation. Building systems, efficient building techniques, energy conserving systems, sustainable building approaches, estimating and project management are some of the topics students of the Renovation Technician program will cover.
Graduates will have the skills required to work in a variety of residential and commercial building construction settings focusing on renovation projects. Students will learn to recognize hazardous materials and the need for proper waste disposal strategies, as well as proper use of both non-renewable and renewable energy sources.
Students in the Renovation Technician program will receive a Certificate for Carpenter upon completion of the Carpenter Entry Level courses in Semesters 1, 2 and 3, providing an opportunity to register as a first-year carpenter apprentice. A Diploma in Renovation Technician will be awarded for completion of all courses listed in Semesters 1 through 6.
- Practice safety work procedures.
- Manage a renovation project as it relates to core and sub trade practices.
- Demonstrate problem solving skills, good work practices, strong communication skills, and utilize practical hands on experience gained directly from job placements in industry.
- Perform with carpenter skills and knowledge in construction techniques related to building sciences, green technologies, waste management, estimation/budgeting and scheduling.
- Solve problems with associated trades in the areas of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, painting, plastering, masonry and drafting.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical College 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
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.
: 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 in the following areas:
- General contractors
- Commercial contractors
- Private contractors