Faculty: Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education
The Renovation Technician program will prepare students with the skills necessary to enter into a career in the residential and light commercial industry construction sector.
Students will complete all entry level courses of the Carpenter program which is a designated trades program approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. Students will be exposed to hands-on training to provide them with practical experience in the construction field. In addition to the entry level carpentry courses which include safety, blueprint reading, estimating, layouts and footings, interior/exterior finish, stairs, and wall finishes, students will also acquire skills in project management, building science, renovating green, AutoCAD, outdoor and indoor renovation projects including basic welding, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical exposure.
Graduates of the program will receive a diploma for Carpenter which will provide them with the option to register as a carpenter apprentice with the Department of Education (Industrial Training Unit) in addition to receiving a diploma for Renovation Technician.
|Basement Renovations||Layout and Footings|
|Basic Electrical||Math Essentials|
|Basic Plumbing and HVAC||Occupational Health and Safety|
|Blueprint Reading||Outdoor Structures|
|Building Accessibility||Powerline Hazards|
|Building Science||Project Management|
|Cabinets, Shelving, and Storage||Renovating Green|
|Carpenter Math Fundamentals||Renovation Industry|
|Carpentry Fundamentals||Renovation Trade Science|
|Communication Essentials||Residential Estimating|
|Computer Essentials||Roof Fundamentals|
|Confined Space Awareness||Scaffolding|
|Exterior Finish||Stair Fundamentals|
|Fall Protection Awareness||Standard First Aid|
|Floor and Wall Framing||Substrate Preparation|
|Floor Covering Removal||Tools and Equipment - Welding|
|Introduction to Fuel Brazing and Cutting|
With skill shortages in the construction industry, new home/building construction, including renovations and maintenance requirements, graduates will have the opportunity to become employed in the construction field. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in various sectors of the construction industry including residential and commercial sectors with the additional option to become self-employed.