Building Construction Courses

50-weeks, 1000 hours.

This program will give students valuable hands-on experience with various residential construction techniques. Designed as a part time program, perfect for those with busy lives looking for a career change or to develop new skill sets.

The Residential Renovation & Construction Technician Program Covers:

  • Construction Materials & Fasteners
  • Jobsite Safety
  • Energy Efficient Housing
  • Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Stationary Tools Operation and Safety
  • Reading Architectural Plans and Blue Prints
  • Building Codes
  • Platform Framing
  • Interior and Exterior Wall Framing
  • Floor, Ceiling, and Roof Framing
  • Installing Various Roofing Materials
  • Installing Windows, Doors, and Siding
  • Building Decks, Porches, and Fences
  • Drywalling and Wall Paneling
  • Tiling
  • Interior Trim, Floor and Stair Finish
  • Cabinet and Countertop Installation
  • Introduction to Residential Electrical
  • Introduction to Residential Plumbing

Certifications:

  • WHMIS
  • Working at Heights
  • Forklift Operator

Upon Successful completion of the program, Graduates will receive a full course College Diploma

Career paths following this program include: Carpenter, Carpenter’s Assistant, Framer, Construction Labourer, Demolition Labourer, Roofer, Forklift Operator, Tile Installer, Window and Door Installer, Fence and Deck Installer, Home Renovation Assistant, General Contractor.

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32 hours (24 hours Construction fundamentals, 8 hours WHMIS & Confined Spaces training)

Cost: $1200.00

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the procedures, materials, systems, and techniques involved in the construction of residential homes. This course delves into essential aspects of managing the residential construction process, covering pre-construction preparation, professionalism, safety, project management, administration, documentation, and construction knowledge. Explore the interconnections between different construction phases, scrutinize standard documents, and processes governing construction practices, and acquire a solid comprehension of critical considerations at each stage.

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This 39-hour course covers hand tools, stationary tools, and power tools.

Cost: $1500.00

The construction industry heavily relies on tools for its operations. Regardless of the complexity of tools, whether simple or advanced, they pose potential hazards if mishandled. This course on Hand & Power Tools for Construction emphasizes the significance of safety when using these tools in construction environments.

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This is course totals 24 hours.

Key course topics encompass an understanding of the design process, utilization of architectural and engineering scales, and a detailed examination of floor plans and elevations.

Designed for builders, tradespeople, site managers, estimators, project managers, real estate agents, home appraisers, home inspectors, and building inspectors, the “Architectural Plans & Building layouts” course offers a thorough exploration of construction drawings. It is particularly beneficial for individuals with limited or no prior experience. Upon completion, participants will gain the skills to extract trade information from house plans and conduct basic material take-offs.

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This 24-hour course will teach you the ins in outs of drywall installation.

Topics covered include:

-Drywalling Techniques and Skills

-Installing a Vapour Barrier

-Soundproofing

-Hands on training


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This 24-hour course delivers the finishing steps to drywalling. 

Get hands on skills with the following:

-Mudding 

-Taping

-Sanding 

-Hands on training


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In this 22-hour course, you will acquire the following skills:

1. Building an Exterior Wall: 
– Proper placement of studs and understanding nailing patterns.
– Constructing a window opening with precision.
– Ensuring the squareness of your wall.
– Plywood sheathing techniques, including nailing patterns.

2. Building an Interior Wall:
– Nailing studs and adhering to effective nailing patterns.
– Techniques for standing a wall and securely fastening it to another.
– Measuring a double top plate accurately.
– Achieving proper leveling for your wall.

3. Renovating a Partition Wall:
– Identifying whether a wall is load-bearing.
– Demolition procedures for a partition wall.
– Step-by-step guidance on constructing a new wall.

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This 22-hour course teaches the fundamentals of energy-efficient building construction.

This accredited course provides participants with up-to-date knowledge on enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings, leading to reduced expenditures and decreased CO2 emissions. It equips individuals to excel in the renewables and energy efficiency industry, offering applicability for both local and international contexts. The course is designed to accommodate participants with varying levels of expertise, catering to those with both basic and advanced understanding of the sector.

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