Train to enter the construction and renovation sector.  

In just 28 weeks, you’ll put craftsmanship to good use by gaining hands-on experience and the skills you need to enter the construction and renovation sector. You’ll develop a basic understanding of how to plan, estimate, manage, and deliver a typical renovation project, including courses on welding and framing. You’ll gain practical experience working with interior and exterior applications in the carpentry shop. 
Courses cover many aspects of carpentry and renovation projects, from building codes to learning to identify hazardous practices. Adherence to safety standards on the job site, safe working practices, and personal safety are emphasized at all times. 

Program highlights

  • Capped enrolment 
  • Be job-ready in just 28 weeks 
  • Hands-on experience in the carpentry shop and through projects 
  • Safe working practices are prioritized throughout the program 
  • Grads find entry-level work in the construction industry 
  • Certificate equates to 1 level of required theory towards your Apprenticeship Certificate of Qualification 
  • Opportunity for select students to participate in the Ontario Skills Competition 

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CCT 1010 Surveying and Layout 1 4
CCT 1012 Floor and Wall Framing 1 4
CCT 1013 Roof Framing 1 4
MTH 1010 Trade Math I 3
CCT 1300 Tools Materials and Safety 1 3
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
Semester 2
CCT 1301 Welding Hoisting Rigging 2
CCT 1302 Exterior Applications 1 4
CCT 1303 Interior Applications 1 4
CCT 1304 Interior Installation Finishes 3
CCT 1305 Exterior Installation Finishes 3
CCT 1306 Plans and Residential Estimating 3
CCT 1307 AutoCAD and Drafting 3
 Total Credits43

Course with lab component.

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

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2024

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2024

Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

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.