Level 1 Credits
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
Level 2 Credits
- CONS-1001 Formwork and Framing 3.00
- CONS-1002 Construction Tools 3.00
- CONS-1003 Construction Methods 3.00
- CONS-1005 Construction Drawings 2.00
- MATS-1001 Construction Materials 3.00
- SURV-1007 Residential Surveying 1 3.00
- SFTY-1029 Health & Safety 3.00
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
CONS-1001 - Formwork and Framing
- WRIT-1039 Reason & Writing 1-Technology 3.00
- CONS-5014 Framing Methods 4.50
- CONS-3002 Construction Methods 3.00
- MATS-3002 Construction Materials 3.00
- CONS-1011 Quantity Surveying 3.00
- SURV-5004 Residential Surveying 2 3.00
In this course, students will perform both physical and mental tasks that would be expected by a general carpenter on commercial and residential construction sites. This course will cover formwork and framing. In formwork, form pressure, analysis of form systems as well as the erection, dismantling, and transporting of forms will be covered. In framing, framing materials, beam design, joist selection, and sub-floor requirements will be covered.
CONS-1002 - Construction Tools
In this course, students will study the proper maintenance and safe operation of carpentry hand tools, select and use portable power tools, including circular saws, sabre saws, reciprocating saws, drills (with stand for press), routers, planers, sanders, screwdrivers and nailers. Select and use stationary woodworking equipment - table saw, radial arm saw, jointer, and thickness planer.
CONS-1003 - Construction Methods
This 45 hour introductory course will provide the student with the general knowledge and skills required to build and/or supervise the construction of small and intermediate size buildings (low rise construction). Construction methods as they relate to investigating a site for a building, excavating, formwork for footings and walls, constructing foundations in concrete, masonry block and pressure treated wood, dewatering sites, and framing the ground floor will be investigated.
CONS-1005 - Construction Drawings
The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the basics of reading building construction blueprints for residential projects. In addition, students will study various materials and construction techniques as they related to the reading and interpretation of blueprints.
CONS-1011 - Quantity Surveying
In this course, the student will be introduced to general quantity surveying principles, and basic rules for take-off. Students will calculate lengths, areas, and volumes for a single storey residential/commercial building on a level site. Included will be the calculation of quantities in the following area: site work, excavation, concrete, formwork, and masonry. Students will incorporate blue-print reading, code requirements and safety regulations in preparing the above quantities.
CONS-3002 - Construction Methods
In this course, students will be provided with the general knowledge and skills required to lay out and construct floors, walls, ceilings and roofs for residential projects. In addition, stair construction, door and window installation and exterior finishes will be studied.
CONS-5014 - Framing Methods
In this course, students will perform both physical and mental tasks that would be expected of a general carpenter on residential and commercial construction projects. Students will study the proper maintenance and safe operation of stationary woodworking equipment. Floor framing, wall framing and roof framing will be studied. Door and window installation complete with associated hardware and trim will also be covered.
MATS-1001 - Construction Materials
The production, physical characteristics and application of construction materials will be studied. The course will include soils, concrete, steel and masonry products. Laboratory experiment for above materials will be conducted by students. Further materials discussed in the course are roofing materials, natural stone, adhesives, insulation materials, moisture and vapour barriers.
MATS-3002 - Construction Materials
In this course, students are introduced to the production, physical characteristics and application of various construction materials. The materials discussed are wood and timber products, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass and glazing systems, plastic, thermal and moisture protection products such as insulation types and roofing materials and acoustical materials. A research paper evaluating the properties of one selected material will be prepared by the student.
SFTY-1029 - Health & Safety
People who go to work should feel confident that they will end their work day uninjured and healthy, both mentally and physically. Working conditions have not always been as safe as they are today, and remain unsafe in many parts of the world. Terms such as "mad as a hatter" and "canary in a coal mine" reflect historical exposure to toxic chemicals as a result of deficiencies in workplace health and safety. Ontario's current policies and legislation are the result of a long history of workers striving for better and safer working conditions.Workplace safety can be divided into two broad categories: physical and psychosocial. Students need to be aware of both to ensure a healthy, safe and productive work environment. Through discussions, lectures and films covering a variety of topics such as historical workplace conditions, disasters and resulting injuries in Canada and elsewhere in the world, students will learn to understand and appreciate the evolution of workplace safety, health policies and practices in place today.This course will provide students with knowledge of the legislation, policies, procedures, agencies, organizations and committees whose purpose is to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job. Topics will include the history of health and safety in Canada and around the world, federal and provincial legislation, hazard classification systems, fire prevention, air quality, ergonomics and the cause and prevention of workplace violence.This course addresses both physical and psychosocial factors related to ensuring a healthy, safe and productive work enviromnent.
SURV-1007 - Residential Surveying 1
This course will introduce the Construction Techniques/Technician students to the fundamentals of residential construction building layout. Exercises in leveling, setting grades, and distance measurement will be provided. This course will also introduce the students to basic surveying principles and commonly used surveying equipment.
SURV-5004 - Residential Surveying 2
This course will build on the concepts taught in Residential Surveying 1. This course will introduce the Construction Techniques/Technician students to the concept of contours, cut/fill calculations for lot grading, bearings, and determining angles from bearings. The students will extend their familiarity with the function and proper use of survey equipment including laser levels and theodolites by completing simple building layouts complete with batter boards.
WRIT-1039 - Reason & Writing 1-Technology
This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. This course will also introduce students to selected issues and terms in technology.