Carpentry and Renovation Technician Program (T180)

Program Description

Program Overview

This 2-year program is eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.*

George Brown’s two-year Carpentry and Renovation Technician program is designed to prepare you for employment in the renovation and light construction field. You will learn practical hands-on skills in carpentry, construction site safety and renovations, along with the business skills to succeed in the renovation industry.

*Domestic students only — see page for details.

Full Description

The Building Renovation Technician program is a two-year diploma designed to prepare you for employment in the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design principles being key.

You will learn new construction and building renovation skills, 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 practise framing and finishing techniques using sustainable design principles.

Practical applications include:

  • residential construction and renovations
  • millwork
  • demolition
  • framing
  • finishes
  • drywall installation and finishing
  • site management
  • cabinetry
  • stair construction
  • building code
  • basics in electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems
  • estimating

Note: 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.

Your Field Education Options

This program offers two field placement opportunities in semester 3 and semester 4. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe will provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resumé.

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide additional learning opportunities with real-world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at our Industry Liaison office.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

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

  • renovation
  • general contracting
  • custom home building
  • carpentry
  • site supervision
  • estimating
  • technical sales
  • home inspections

Educational Pathways

Pathways for direct entry into the third year of the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program are available from the Building Renovation Technology advanced diploma program (T148).

For more information, see Diploma to Degree page.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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