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 current techniques related to renovations and new home construction, using sustainable design principles. 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.
Practical applications include:
- residential construction and renovations
- drywall installation and finishing
- site layout
- stair construction
- building code
- basic electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems.
Business skills include:
- business management
- client relations
- project management
- site management
- controlling, estimating and bookkeeping
- budgeting and financial management
You will also learn how to use and apply computer software and technology currently used in the construction industry, including spreadsheets, computer aided design, 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
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.
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