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Build the future with a career in construction trades

Construction Techniques Ontario College Certificate program

Experience hands-on training in seven high-demand skilled trades. Learn in state-of-the-art facilities. Pave your way to a career or apprenticeship in one year!

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

Program information

Program description

In this program, students develop hands-on skills and gain experience in a variety of construction-related skilled trades. Using project-based learning techniques, students focus on applying the basics of entrepreneurship and sustainability within the construction industry. Students are introduced to a variety of construction focused courses including carpentry, cabinetry, plumbing, electrical techniques, small engine mechanics, drafting and heating and cooling. In addition, students prepare to make informed decisions related to the next steps in their education and careers.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2023 Muskoka
Fall 2023 Muskoka, Owen Sound

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Construction Techniques certificate program?

Construction 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: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

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 construction trades?

Your Construction Techniques certificate gives you many career opportunities

Graduates gain a broad range of construction industry skills for general labour as well as entrance into Apprenticeship. Graduates may also elect to continue in a trade-specific techniques post-secondary program.

What courses are included in the Construction Techniques certificate program?

Course overview

12 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 Construction Techniques program outline.

  • CART 1013 – Construction Practices
  • ELEC 1013 – Electrical Trade Practices
  • MATH 1007 – Mathematics Techniques
  • MENG 1003 – Engine Function and Design
  • PLMB 1000 – Plumbing Theory 1
  • PLMB 1001 – Plumbing Practical 1
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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