Construction Trades Techniques Program (T126)

Construction Trades Techniques
School of Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades
Casa Loma Campus
1 year (3 semesters)
September, January, May
Ontario College Certificate
This program is designed to offer you choices when considering a career in the construction sector. It allows you to progress through a variety of trades so you can determine which you like most, but will also help you assess which you are best at.

Full Program Descriptions



The Construction Trades Techniques program covers popular construction trade areas and has three intakes per year.

This program is designed to offer you choices when considering a career in the construction sector. It allows you to progress through a variety of trades so you can determine which you like most, but will also help you assess which you are best at. The program will prepare you with basic skills which will assist you in taking the next steps in your career path.

SEMESTER 1 Electrical
SEMESTER 2 Sheet Metal/Air Conditioning
SEMESTER 3 Welding/Steamfitting

Through practical projects interwoven with theoretical learning, you will gain confidence and experience in the individual trade sections, giving you the information necessary to make informed career choices as well as a good understanding of the construction process.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).

View Program Descriptions by program.

Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2015-2016PDF icon


Code Course name
BLDG1124 Introduction to Electrical – Theory
BLDG1125 Introduction to Electrical – Code and Prints
BLDG1121 Experience Electrical Apparatus – Shop
BLDG1122 Introduction to Millwrighting – Theory
BLDG1123 Experience Millwrighting – Shop
COMM1007 College English


Code Course name
BLDG1132 Introduction to Carpentry – Theory
BLDG1133 Experience Carpentry – Shop
BLDG1134 Trade Calculations
BLDG1135 Introduction to Refrigeration – Theory
BLDG1137 Introduction to Sheet Metal – Theory
BLDG1138 Experience Refrigeration – Shop
BLDG1139 Experience Sheet Metal – Shop
GNED General Education Elective


Code Course name
BLDG1110 Introduction to Welding and Steamfitting – Theory
BLDG1111 Experience Welding and Steamfitting – Shop
BLDG1112 Introduction to Plumbing – Theory
BLDG1113 Experience Plumbing – Shop
BLDG1114 Trade Documentation
GNED General Education Elective

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

The Industry 

The construction industry is one of the country’s largest employers, and skilled trades workers are among the highest paid and most in demand in Canada.

Your Career 

Graduates of the program bring a broad range of skills to future employers. Once you have decided which sector of the industry interests you, you can seek employment in it or increase your marketability and knowledge by continuing on to a two-year or three-year program at George Brown College.

Tuition and Fees


$5,438.00 †

Additional Cost 

† Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Student Success

Success Stories  

“If you like a little bit of everything, like I do, or you’re still feeling out what works best for you, this program is a fantastic opportunity. Each semester is full of different trades and new experiences. I have learned so much, not just in theory, but in practice too. It has been an unbelievably valuable experience. I love understanding the overlap the trades have with one another!”

Alicia Parrott-Barros (2010 graduate, Construction Trades Techniques)

Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4023


Office: Casa Loma Campus, Room E311

For more information, you may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.