Carpentry Techniques Learn from experienced Red Seal professionals. High demand trade. More hands-on learning gets you into the industry faster!

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Owen Sound, Barrie

Program description

This program provides graduates with occupational skills for employment in the construction industry. It focuses on residential and light commercial construction, which will include surveying and lot layout, concrete form work, framing, interior and exterior finish and sustainable construction techniques. Students study theory and applications of safety, building codes, blueprint reading and energy efficiency. Students will learn to interpret the Ontario Building Code as it applies to renovations and new construction. Basics of entrepreneurship will be presented.

Effective September 2017, the program Carpentry Techniques (major code CART) will be re-titled Carpentry and Renovation Techniques. Download the Carpentry and Renovation Techniques program outline.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Mandatory Courses

  • MATH1007 Mathematics Techniques
  • CART1011 Carpentry Fundamentals
  • CART1012 Applied Carpentry Fundamentals
  • CART1013 Construction Practices
  • CART1014 Formwork and Framing
  • CART1015 Finish Carpentry Fundamentals
  • CART1016 Interior and Exterior Finishes
  • CART1017 Advanced Framing and Sustainability
  • CART1018 Blueprint Reading
  • CART1019 CAD Drafting

Communications Course

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Course

To be selected from College list