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Ontario College Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne | Capped Enrolment

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 all aspects of carpentry projects, including planning, estimating, building codes, framing, welding, and more

  • Focus on renovation projects in semester 3

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

  • Safe working practices emphasized throughout 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 Semester

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

Program of Study

Every academic year, students are required to successfully complete an online Student Safety Regulations and General Safety Standards course.  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 11
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

 Course with Lab Component

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.

Employment Opportunities

As a graduate, you will find entry-level employment in the construction industry, specifically in the growing field of home renovation.

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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