There is a growing demand in the building industry for qualified renovators sensitive to our environment. According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, more than half the spending in the Canadian construction industry takes place in the renovation field.
Building Renovation Technician is a two-year program designed to prepare you for employment in the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design principles being key.
You will learn new construction and building renovation skills, carpentry techniques and new materials applications while gaining a solid understanding of the renovation-related trades. You will also have an introductory exposure to the business skills that can be adapted to starting and running a renovation, custom home building or general contracting business. Hands-on training takes place in fully equipped labs where students practice framing and finishing techniques using sustainable design principles.
Practical applications include residential construction and renovations, millwork, demolition, framing, drywall installation and finishing. You will learn site layout, cabinetry, stair construction, building code, and basic electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems. Introductory business topics include business management, site management, estimating and project management.
*When you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.
Part Time Study Options Part-time study options are not available for this program; however, our Continuing Education department offers evening courses and part-time certificate programs in Building/Construction Technologies. See coned.georgebrown.ca
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
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Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website