CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE
Our Construction Technology program allows individuals to successfully gain theoretical and practical training in Residential Building and Renovations. The school provides work site conditions for a realistic education that prepares you for the work force. Graduates receive Construction Technology, WHMIS and Working at Heights Certifications. Post program support includes resume building and Job Placement Assistance.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Read and interpret blueprints and drawings to determine specifications and calculate requirements
Prepare layouts using measuring tools
Understanding of title boxes, symbols and dimensions
Understanding of concrete slab, post and pier, parameter and basement wall foundation
Measure, cut, shape, and assemble materials made of wood, wood substitutes and metal studs
Install floor beams, lay subflooring and erect walls and basic roof systems
Drywall installation techniques, requirements and specifications for residential construction
Measure, cut and fit drywall sheets for installation on walls and ceilings
Cut and install metal corner beads to protect exterior corners
Install metal and wooden stud framing and furring for interior drywall
Plaster walls and ceilings, using hand and power tools
Cut openings in lath for heating and ventilation piping, ducts and electrical outlets
Install corner beads and wire mesh around beams and joints to which plaster is to be applied
Prepare and clean surfaces using methods such as scraping and sanding
Repair cracks and holes in walls using different techniques
Taping techniques and variety of compounds
Fill joints, nail indentations, holes and cracks with joint compound using trowel and broad knife
Tape over joints using taping tools
Apply successive coats of compound and sand seams and joints
Painting techniques with brush, rollers and HVLP spray guns
Application of oil, acrylic, alkyd and latex based paints and stains
Install and repair interior prefabricated doors and windows
Measure, cut and Install crown moldings, wainscoting, chair-rails, baseboards and millwork
Flooring & Tile Setting
Prepare, measure and mark surface to be covered
Measure, cut and fasten underlay and underpadding
Mix, apply and spread mortar, cement, mastic, glue and other adhesives using hand trowel
Cut and fit tiles around obstacles and openings using hand and power cutting tools
Pack grout into joints between tiles and remove excess grout
Install hardwood, engineering and laminate floors using glue, staples and nails
Test and observe electrical systems using testing and measuring instruments
Basic wiring, power sources and wire gauging for residential homes
Basic understanding of AC/DC current, voltage, amperage and wattage
Simple connection of switches, receptacles and lights
Understanding functionality of electrical service panels
Locate and mark positions for pipe connections, passage holes and fixtures in walls and floors
Cut opening in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings
Join pipes using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, brazing and welding equipment
Installation of vanity faucets, shower, bathtub and toilet
First Aid & CPR
In this one-day course, students will learn to recognize and provide interventions for life-threatening emergencies until medical aid arrives.
Working at Heights
This full day program includes the basic information about how to work at heights safely, as well as practical application of skills. The course involves classroom instruction and hands-on exposure.
This program is aimed at the worker or handler of hazardous chemicals. It will introduce the general hazcom requirements under the Hazardous Products Regulations.
FORMAT & SCHEDULE
This program is designed for the beginners who would like to pursue a career in the renovations industry. Students include individuals looking for a new career, and newcomers who need re-certification from the Canadian trades school.
Duration: 330 Hours
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Class Timings: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
October 07 - December 27, 2019
ACCELERATED PART-TIME FORMAT
The format is designed for industry professional who would like to enhance their skills and further their career in construction trades. Prior work experience is not required but highly recommended.
Duration: 96 Hours
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday
Class Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
October 5 - December 1, 2019
ADMISSION STANDARDS AND PROCEDURE
For registration, applicants should be at least 18 years of age and physically fit to lift up to 50 pounds. Applicants are also required to provide the following documents:
Valid Canadian photo identification
Ontario High School Diploma, transcript or equivalent.
Please fill in the details below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Please call (416) 630-5559 for further assistance if you are applying through Ontario Works (Social Services) or Second Career (Employment Insurance).