Construction Techniques Program (T176)

Program Description

Program Overview

This 1-year program is eligible for a $20,000 scholarship.*

Make more than a living. Build the future by entering the Trades. This Construction Techniques program is designed to provide you with choices when considering a career in the Skilled Trades sector. It exposes you to a variety of trades allowing you to determine which one interests you the most.

*Domestic students only — see page for details.

Full Description

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 process.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

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.


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.

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.

Latest Alumni Stories

“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
Ontario College Certificate

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