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 and Working at Heights Certifications. Post program support includes resume building and Job Placement Assistance.
What You'll Learn
During the first quarter of the course, the students spend time in the classroom learning fundamentals of different construction trades.
How to read and interpret blueprints and use an architect scale ruler
Understanding of title boxes, symbols and dimensions
Foundations (Concrete slab, post and pier, parameter and basement wall foundation)
Wood and metal framing techniques
Insulating for temperature and sound control
Drywall installation techniques, requirements and specifications for residential construction
Taping techniques and variety of compounds
Application of oil, acrylic, alkyd and latex based paints and stains
Painting techniques with brush, rollers and HVLP spray guns
Techniques and requirements for the installation of carpet, ceramic, hardwood, laminate and resilient flooring
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
Functionality of electrical service panels
After successful completion of in-class module, the students participate in a group house-building project that involves practical implementation of theoretical knowledge learned earlier.
Demolition and the reuse of construction waste
Erecting framing structure based on architectural drawings
Electrical rough-in, roof rafters/trusse and skylight Rough-in
Installation of drywall and corner beads.
Taping with paper and with setting and drying compounds fiber mesh tape
Stairs and decks installation
Painting and wall tiles installation
Installation of crown moldings, wainscoting, chair-rails, baseboards, windows, doors and millwork
Ceramic, hardwood and laminate floor installation
Copper fittings, faucet attachments and toilet installation
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 new immigrants 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
January 28 - April 19, 2019
March 18 - June 7, 2019
May 6 - July 26, 2019
August 5 - October 25, 2019
Accelerated PART-TIMe FORMAT
Duration: 96 Hours
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday
Class Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
January 12 - March 3, 2019
Valid photo identification
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
Ability to lift up to a minimum of 50 pounds
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If you are applying through Ontario Works (Social Services) or Second Career (Employment Insurance), than please call (416) 630-5559 for further assistance.