Skilled Trades

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 Barrie, Muskoka, Owen Sound
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Program outlines


Owen Sound

Ivan Silverthorn
705.728.1968, ext. 2076
Email: Ivan Silverthorn


Kim Woodman
705.728.1968, ext. 5231
Email: Kim Woodman


Sandra Gallagher
705.728.1968, ext. 4811
Email: Sandra Gallagher

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

ACCT3006 Construction Accounting
ARCH1000 Architectural Design - Fundamentals
ARCH1001 Quantity Surveying 1
ARCH1002 Architectural Design - Residential
ARCH1003 Quantity Surveying 2
ARCH2000 Architectural Design - Commercial
ARCH2002 Architectural Codes and Standards 1
ARCH2003 History of Architecture
BLDG2000 Ont Bldg Code / Prov Standards
CONS3000 Structural Analysis: Beams and Columns
CONS3002 Introduction to Building Information Modeling
CONS3003 Structural Analysis: Design
CONS3004 Advanced Building Information Modeling
CONS3005 Building Services
MGMT3006 Contract Law: Bid Tender Process
BLDG3000 Legal Processes and Responsibilities in the Ontario Building Code Act
ARCH1005 Architectural Drafting 1
ARCH1006 Architectural Drafting 2
ARCH1007 Drawing for Architecture
ARCH2004 Architectural Drafting 3
ARCH2005 Architectural Codes and Standards 2
ARCH2007 Architectural CAD
ARCH3000 Architectural Project 1
ARCH3001 Architectural Project 2
ENTR1002 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
CONS1005 Construction Technology: Structures
CONS1006 Construction Technology: Interiors
CONS2005 Construction Technology: Building Envelope
CONS2006 Building and Materials Reuse
CONS3009 Municipal Services
CONS3010 Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations
CONS2007 Site Planning and Landscape
CONS3011 Construction Materials
ENVR1008 Architecture and the Environment
MATH1028 Mathematics for Constructions
MENG2016 Statics
MENG2017 Strength of Materials
MGMT2025 Project Management
MGMT3012 Site Management and Specifications
MGMT3011 Business Management
MGMT1002 Productivity Tools
SURV1002 Surveying
ARCH2006 Sustainable Design

Communications Courses

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

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

COOP1013 Mech / Arch Tech'y Work Term 1
COOP2009 Technology Work Term 2
COOP3005 Technology Work Term 3

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