This program is designed to provide you with choices when considering a career in the construction sector. It exposes you to a variety of trades allowing you to determine which one interests you the most.
1 year (3 semesters)
September, January, May
Ontario College Certificate
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The Construction 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 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
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Identify and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction field.
- Identify and adhere to established health and safety practices.
- Perform all construction tasks in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and ethical practices in the construction field.
- Work in accordance with established sustainability practices.
- Collaborate with a range of tradespersons and project stakeholders to maintain effective working relationships.
- Communicate technical information to a variety of clients, supervisors and tradespersons to participate in the successful completion of construction projects.
- Identify and use industry-specific technologies to support construction projects.
- Solve on-site trade-related construction problems using mathematical equations and geometric concepts.
- Select, maintain and safely operate hand and power tools and equipment used in the building construction trades.
- Assist in the preparation of project estimates.
- Assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring tasks at construction sites.
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Printable Curriculum Planner
|BLDG1124||Electrical Trade Theory|
|BLDG1125||Introduction to Electrical – Code and Prints|
|BLDG1121||Electrical Trade Shop|
|BLDG1123||Millwrighting Trade Shop|
|BLDG1132||Carpentry Trade Theory|
|BLDG1133||Carpentry Trade Shop|
|BLDG1135||Refrigeration Trade Theory|
|BLDG1137||Sheet Metal Trade Theory|
|BLDG1138||Refrigeration Trade Shop|
|BLDG1139||Sheet Metal Trade Shop|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|BLDG1110||Welding Trade Theory|
|BLDG1111||Welding Trade Shop|
|BLDG1112||Plumbing Trade Theory|
|BLDG1113||Plumbing Trade Shop|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
Detailed course outlines
General Education Electives
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.
Ontario will need to attract over 100,000 new construction workers over the next 10 years.
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.
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† Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of programs starting in Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.
International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.
This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.
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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)
Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.
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.
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
SUPPORT FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES
With disability documentation you can receive academic accommodations. Contact us for information.
“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, Construction Trades Techniques)
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