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 Carpentry and Renovation Technician
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SchoolDurham College
LocationOshawa, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 11,000
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
Prerequisites Notes

Admission requirements are as follows: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status, Grade 12 English (C or U), and Grade 12 mathematics.

Cost
National: $4,371
International: $15,999

Cost per year is based on the 2021-2022 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees. Does not include cost for textbooks.

Scholarships
DescriptionA career in the carpentry and renovation field blends physical hands-on work, skillful precision and creativity. Successful candidates enter a world of opportunities leading to a variety of rewarding career paths in custom home building, renovation, construction, and general contracting, including self-employment. With the construction and renovation industry steadily growing across Canada, job prospects are expected to remain strong for decades. Market researcher BuildForce Canada projects a need for 44,600 new carpenters in Canada, 12,000 in Ontario alone, over the next 10 years.

Graduates of this program will enter the work force with a competitive edge thanks to a strong knowledge and understanding of structural renovations, sustainable construction theory and energy-wise construction techniques, as well as foundational business theories and strategies to complement their technical training. Students also have the opportunity to complete a co-operative education (co-op) or field placement, which provides invaluable real-life, hands-on work and industry experience that prepare graduates for successful careers. Graduates will meet the Ministry of Labour's Working at Heights training requirement.
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