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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
2016-2017
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 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
  • millwork
  • demolition
  • framing
  • finishes
  • 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 bookkeeping
  • 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, 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 coned.georgebrown.ca

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.

View the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study.



Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2015-2016PDF icon

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1020 Interior Millwork and Finishes
DRFT1006 Architectural Plan Interpretation I
GHUM1106 History of Architecture
COMM1007 College English
MATH1136 Mathematics for Building Technologies 1

SEMESTER 2

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

SEMESTER 3

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

SEMESTER 4

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

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1013 Zoning and Building Regulations
BLDG3153 Residential Design I 
BLDG3154 Construction Economics and Real Property Development
BLDG3027 Deconstruction Methods
BLDG3157 Inspections
BLDG3158 Financial Management and Bookkeeping

SEMESTER 6

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

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Educational / Degree Pathway 

Qualified graduates may be eligible for direct entry into the third year of 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



Your Career 

Graduates may 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
  • self-employment


Future Study Options 

Qualified graduates may be eligible for direct entry into the third year of the George Brown College Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) (T312) degree program. Bridge courses will be required.

For more information, see georgebrown.ca/T312_Diploma_to_Degree



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$4,051.00 *

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 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)

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

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.

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit 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. 6711

Email: apprenticeship@georgebrown.ca

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.



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