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Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne

In just 28 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 – 2 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) or (U)
  • 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 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2022

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

Program of Study for 2021-22 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CCT 1010 Surveying and Layout 1 4
CCT 1015 Carpentry I 1 3
CCT 1012 Floor and Wall Framing 1 4
CCT 1013 Roof Framing 1 4
MTH 1010 Trade Math I 3
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
Semester 2
CCT 2017 Residential Estimating 1 3
CCT 2014 Exterior Finishes 1 3
CCT 2010 Doors & Window Installation 1 4
CCT 2013 Interior Finishes 1 4
CCT 2012 Drywall Installation & Finishing 1 3
CCT 2015 Carpentry II 1 2
CCT 2016 Plans, Specifications and Codes 1 2
 Total Credits42


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.

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

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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