Algonquin College

Carpentry and Renovation Techniques


Construct your future.
The one-year Carpentry and Renovation Techniques Ontario College Certificate program prepares you for a future in construction, whether you pursue apprenticeship training, employment as a framer or finisher or simply want to tackle a few projects around the house.
You acquire a well-rounded education, combining traditional carpentry skills with newer technologies. Algonquin College`s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke is a great place to learn, as you have access to high-quality tools in a state-of-the-art shop.
Gain knowledge and skills in:

hand and power tool usage
carpentry/framing techniques
blueprint reading
hoisting and rigging
applied construction geometry
the Ontario Building Code
general and specific safety training
Throughout this physically demanding program, explore the latest green technology and energy-efficient construction techniques. Apply your construction skills to building projects that will help local communities.
There is an anticipated shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry as a result of an aging workforce and local expansion. That means there are many opportunities for employment available to graduates. With this certificate, you may pursue a specialized education in construction, or seek exemption from the Basic Level of the General Carpenter Apprenticeship training.
Graduates may find work as a(n):

apprentice carpenter
construction framer
interior systems installer
exterior systems applicator
door and window installer
concrete form worker
deck and porch designer/builder
junior construction site supervisor
junior estimator
This program is well-suited for students who:

Are interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades.
Are team-oriented, enjoy physical labour and working outdoors.
Have effective communication skills and interpersonal abilities.
Are safety conscious and respectful of standards and regulations.
Possess problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Enjoy working with mathematical problems.

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
Winter 2023:
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