Carpentry and Renovation student wearing a toque and safety glasses while using a circular power saw inside a work shop

Train to become a skilled carpenter, framer or renovator

Carpentry and Renovation Techniques Ontario College Certificate program

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

Program code CRNT
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

Students develop and enhance occupational skills for employment in the construction and renovation industry. Students practice lot layout, concrete formwork, framing, demolition, renovations, interior and exterior finish and sustainable construction techniques. Theory and applications of safety standards, building codes, blueprint reading, energy efficiency, and environmental practices are studied. Students learn to interpret the Ontario Building Code as it applies to renovations and new construction. Focus is on the residential sector. Basics of entrepreneurship are presented.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2023 Barrie, Owen Sound

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Carpentry and Renovation Techniques program?

Carpentry and Renovation Techniques admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit for Prior Learning website for details:

What career paths can I take in carpentry and renovations?

Your Carpentry and Renovation Techniques certificate gives you many career opportunities

Our graduates enjoy success as employees in residential, commercial and industrial construction, as well as the renovation field. Potential opportunities may include General Carpenter, Framer, Formwork Carpenter, Renovator, or Trim Carpenter. They may wish to discuss eligibility for apprenticeship credits into the General Carpentry apprenticeship program with the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. Graduates may choose to develop more specialized skills through additional education in Cabinetmaking, Building Inspection, Interior Design, and Architecture.

What courses are included in the Carpentry and Renovation Techniques certificate program?

Course overview

11 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 General Education Course

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Carpentry and Renovation Techniques program outline.

  • CART 1011 – Carpentry Fundamentals
  • CART 1012 – Applied Carpentry Fundamentals
  • CART 1013 – Construction Practices
  • CART 1014 – Formwork and Framing
  • CART 1020 – Blueprint Reading Fundamentals
  • MATH 1036 – Math for Wood Trades
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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