CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

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Course Objective

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

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Blueprints

  • Read and interpret blueprints and drawings to determine specifications and calculate requirements

  • Prepare layouts using measuring tools

  • Understanding of title boxes, symbols and dimensions

Foundation

  • Understanding of concrete slab, post and pier, parameter and basement wall foundation

Rough Carpentry

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Painting techniques with brush, rollers and HVLP spray guns

  • Application of oil, acrylic, alkyd and latex based paints and stains

Finish Carpentry

  • 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

Basic Electrical

  • 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

Plumbing

  • 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


Safety Certifications

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.

WHMIS

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.

FULL-TIME FORMAT

Duration: 330 Hours

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Class Timings: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

UPCOMING DATES

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

UPCOMING DATES

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.


TUITION FEE

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)

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