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Ontario College Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne

In just 36 weeks, you will gain the skills necessary to enter the construction and renovation sector. You will develop practical construction skills through hands-on activities while also gaining a basic understanding of how to plan, estimate, manage, and deliver a typical renovation project. You will also learn to identify hazardous practices and adhere to safety standards on the job site, emphasizing personal safety and safe environmental practices at all times.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 3 semesters

  • Courses cover many aspects of carpentry and renovation projects, including planning, estimating, building codes, framing, welding, and more

  • Hands-on experience in the carpentry shop and through  projects

  • Safe working practices are emphasized throughout the entire program in all courses

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How to Apply

Skills and Trades Training

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

Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2018
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2019

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule posted on our website.

Program of Study

Students are required to successfully complete an online Lab Safety course (in Moodle) when starting their program at Cambrian.  This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.

Semester 1Credits
CCT 1106Carpentry Safety Tools 18
CCT 1115Trade Calculation 1
CCT 1226Layout Framing 111
CCT 1235Plans, Specifications Codes 1
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 2
CCT 1135Layout Sketching 1
CCT 1216Residential Estimating 2
CCT 1270Finishing / Woodworking 118
ENG 1002College Communications 3
 Term Credits: 24
Semester 3
CCT 1245Metal Cutting Welding 11
CCT 1255Rigging 11
CCT 1275Renovations 15
 Term Credits: 7
 Total Credits: 52


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 & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,400. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

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.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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