Carpentry and Renovation Techniques | St. Clair College
Program Code: T965
Status: Waitlisted
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One Year - Ontario College Certificate
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Rod Raymont
519-972-2727 ext. 4407

Program Overview

This program provides the student with a solid foundation in areas closely connected to the construction and renovation industry. The variety of skills acquired in this program will enable the graduate to be a valuable asset to any contractor. These skills include framing, roofing, siding, flooring, drywall, window and door installation, decks and outdoor structures.

Program Highlights

  • Lab work is conducted in our Centre for Construction Innovation and Production.
  • A number of build projects give you hands-on experience.
  • Students have the opportunity to get involved in skills competitions.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist in the general carpentry trade including contractors, construction and renovation companies.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admissions into this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Carpentry Calculations
Print Reading & Estimating
Construction Health & Safety
Machining Theory I
Machine Practice I
Materials I
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
People In Motion And The Built Environment
Custom Cabinetry
Exterior Renovation Techniques
Interior Renovation Techniques
Trades Entrepreneurship

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2024-2025 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found on the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Renovation Techniques (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code 47600)

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  1. Identify and use strategies to enhance work performance and continued learning to keep pace with industry changes
  2. Identify and adhere to established health and safety practices that apply to specific job sites, in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. Perform building construction and renovation tasks in compliance with contracts, the Ontario and/or National Building Codes, applicable laws and industry’s ethical practices.
  4. Work in accordance with established sustainability practices*.
  5. Communicate and collaborate with diverse clients, supervisors and tradespersons to complete projects on time and to maintain effective working relationships.
  6. Assist with maintaining accurate project documents and use computer technologies to support building construction and renovation projects*.
  7. Solve on-site trade-related building and renovation problems by applying principles of basic technical mathematics* and building science*.
  8. Select, maintain and safely operate hand tools, and portable and stationary power tools, to efficiently complete building construction and renovation tasks.
  9. Assist with the completion of building and renovation stages, from site layout and footings to the application of interior and exterior finishes, according to specifications.
  10. Assist in the preparation of material estimations according to building construction and renovation project* documents.