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Building Renovation Technology Program (T148)

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PROGRAM
Building Renovation Technology
CODE
T148
SCHOOL
School of Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
There is a growing demand for qualified, knowledgeable and professional renovators and custom home builders in the construction industry. According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, more than half the spending in the Canadian construction industry takes place in the renovation field. This three-year program is designed to prepare you for employment in the carpentry trade and management areas of the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design business principles being key.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

There is a growing demand in the construction industry for qualified, knowledgeable and professional renovators and custom home builders. According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, more than half the spending in the Canadian construction industry takes place in the renovation field.

The three-year Building Renovation Technology program is designed to prepare you for employment in the carpentry trade and management areas of the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design business principles being key.

You will learn new construction and building renovation skills from both an applied and a management perspective, including carpentry techniques and new materials applications, while gaining a solid understanding of the renovation-related trades. Hands-on training takes place in fully equipped labs where students practice framing and finishing techniques related to renovations and new home construction, using sustainable design principles.

Practical applications include:

  • residential construction and renovations
  • millwork
  • demolition
  • framing
  • drywall installation and finishing
  • site layout
  • cabinetry
  • stair construction
  • building code
  • basic electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems.

Business skills include:

  • business management
  • marketing
  • client relations
  • project management
  • site management
  • scheduling
  • controlling, estimating and cost accounting
  • budgeting and financial management
  • inspections

You will also learn how to use and apply computer software and technology currently used in the construction industry, including spreadsheets, CAD using REVIT, estimating, project management and presentation tools.

*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.

This program is unique in Ontario.



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

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2015-2016PDF icon

SEMESTER 1

Code Course name
BLDG1020 Interior Millwork and Finishes
DRFT1006 Architecture Plan Interpretation 1
GHUM1106 History of Architecture
COMM1007 College English
MATH1136 Mathematics for Building Technologies 1
Please note that students who start the program in the Winter term will take 1st and 2nd semester courses in an alternatively delivered format.

SEMESTER 2

Code Course name
BLDG1009 Residential Building Renovation and Restoration
BLDG1047 Construction Layout and Rigging
BLDG2048 Site Management and Construction Safety
DRFT2017 Architectural Plan Interpretation 2
GSCI1022 Building Science and the Environment
MATH1146 Mathematics for Building Technologies 2

SEMESTER 3

Code Course name
BLDG1050 Portfolio
BLDG2003 ICI Renovation and Restoration (Industrial, Commercial, Institutional)
BLDG2005 Construction Business Management and Marketing
BLDG2033 Field Placement 1
BLDG2052 Methods of Measurement: Renovation and Redevelopment
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

Code Course name
BLDG2008 Associated Trades – Applied Theory and Applications
BLDG2027 Field Placement 2
BLDG2047 Planning and Scheduling (Renovation and Restoration)
BLDG2050 Estimating
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

Code Course name
BLDG1013 Zoning and Building Regulations
BLDG3027 Deconstruction Methods
BLDG3153 Residential Design 1 (CAD)
BLDG3154 Construction Economics and Real Property Development
BLDG3157 Inspections
BLDG3158 Financial Management and Bookkeeping

SEMESTER 6

Code Course name
BLDG1164 Fundamentals of Building Science
BLDG2022 Law and Construction Contracts
BLDG3003 Construction Safety Practice
BLDG3026 Sustainable Building Rating Systems and Practices
BLDG3155 Business Management & Development (Sales & Management Strategy)
BLDG3159 Residential Design 2 (CAD)
BLDG3161 Project Management, Construction Budgeting and Administration

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates find employment in many areas of the renovation and construction field. Opportunities include:

  • renovation
  • general contracting
  • custom home building
  • green technology
  • site supervision
  • project management
  • estimating
  • technical sales
  • home inspections
  • carpentry

Graduates who have entrepreneurial aspirations may also start their own businesses offering these services.



Future Study Options 

This program shares the first four semesters with the Building Renovation Technician program (T110). Semesters 5 and 6 prepare you for a wider range of possible careers, including owning, operating or managing a renovation, custom home building, subcontracting or general contracting business.

Qualified graduates may be eligible for advanced standing in the George Brown College Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program. Bridge courses will be required. For more information, see georgebrown.ca/T312_Diploma_to_Degree



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,908.00 *

Additional Cost 

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two 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 www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4023

Email: apprenticeship@georgebrown.ca

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.