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 exposes you to a variety of trades allowing you to determine where your interests lie.

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 exposes you to a variety of trades allowing you to determine where your interests lie. The program will prepare you with basic skills that will assist you in taking the next steps in your career path.

semester courses
SEMESTER 1 Electrical/Millwrighting
SEMESTER 2 Sheet Metal/Air Conditioning/Carpentry
SEMESTER 3 Welding/Steamfitting/Plumbing

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  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit

Course Outline

Required Courses 

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semester courses
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


semester courses
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


semester courses
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 

As a graduate of the program, you can 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 that area or increase your marketability and knowledge by continuing on to a one-year, two-year or three-year program at George Brown College.

Tuition and Fees


$5,604.00 †

Additional Cost 

† Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 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 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

 ** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

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.

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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 (Graduate 2010, Construction Trades Techniques)

Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 6711


Office: Casa Loma Campus, Room E311

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the 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.