Construction Techniques (Carpentry, Masonry, Gas and Welding) Ontario College Certificate

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  • Objectives
    This unique 32 week program allows the student to learn a variety of trade specific skills in the construction field with each component running 8-16 weeks in duration. Depending on your start date, students study and practice in trade specific areas comprising carpentry, masonry, plumbing, gas/welding and HVAC/electrical. The program provides students with safety training (general and specific), skills development in a number of the construction areas and an opportunity via academic upgrading to strengthen their math and communication skills (completing their GED, if required).
  • Academic Title
    Construction Techniques (Carpentry, Masonry, Gas and Welding) Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    CARP1500     Carpentry Theory

    Description: Students will be introduced to the field of carpentry by studying the history, origins and background of the carpentry trade. Common hand and power tools used in carpentry in the residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors will be discussed along with approaches needed to complete small scaled carpentry projects. Topics will also include quality, craftsmanship, career opportunities in carpentry, skills and knowledge needed to be a successful carpenter and the industry expectations for entry into the field.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    CARP1510     Carpentry Practice

    Description: Students will apply the theory studied in Carpentry Theory in a shop environment through hands on practice and by completing small scale carpentry projects. Students will be instructed on the proper use of common carpentry tools such as circular saws, hand planes, stationary tools like table saws, and will practice safe use of the common tools encountered on a construction site specifically related to the Carpentry field. In addition, students will complete drawings/specifications and apply math/problem solving skills typically encountered in the Carpentry trade to solve common carpentry problems. Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
    Hours: 80
    Credits: 5

    CARP1520     Construction Site Safety
    Description: This safety course takes an in depth look at safe and unsafe working conditions/practices an individuals and groups of workers may encounter on a typical carpentry jobsite. The students will learn to recognize situations that are deemed unsafe in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and to address unsafe conditions to ensure public and worker safety near a job site. Students will learn how to select and safely use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other protective devices such as elevating scaffolds and ladders, both when working at ground level and at heights. This course combines classroom theory with job site (lab) practice. Students will be expected to exhibit professional communication skills appropriate to a practical work site environment.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    Level Two
    CARP1530     General Carpentry for Masonry

    Description: The students will learn and apply the knowledge and skills needed to do layout of light concrete forms and footings. Topics will include leveling and layout procedures, support, reinforcing, pouring and finishing concrete. The course emphasizes hands on work and demonstrated shop practice within a team work environment.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    CONS1270     Safety for Trenching, Scaffolding and Confined Spaces

    Description: This safety course builds upon previous safety program courses with a focus on safe practices in scaffolding, trenching and working in confined spaces from a brick and stone mason perspective. Students will study the theory and practice needed to select, inspect, erect, dismantle and store scaffolding and trenching systems in compliance with legislation and safe industry practices. Students will be required to explain procedures for ensuring safe entry into confined spaces while also demonstrating on-the-job application in a lab environment that includes demonstration of effective communication practices with co-workers.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    MASO1120     Masonry Theory
    Description: Students will gain an overview of the Masonry trade and address the various masonry applications in relation to a construction site. Masonry related tools, equipment, material and supplies encountered on a typical construction site will be discussed. Other topics include how to prepare and dismantle a site according to industry specifications, procedures for building foundation walls, trade practices, and how to prepare masonry surfaces, all in accordance with required codes, specifications and regulations of the trade.
    Students will also learn techniques for interpreting architectural drawings and related documents and contracts.
    Hours: 48
    Credits: 3

    MASO1130     Masonry Practice
    Description: In the practice component of the masonry specialty, students will have opportunity to practice the concepts and theories studied. Students will learn how to handle the tools, equipment, material and supplies including power and hand tools and will have opportunity to install masonry materials such as masonry veneer, stone cladding, pavers and masonry accessories.
    Students will be required to interpret drawings for masonry projects, and demonstrate the ability to estimate materials and supplies to accepted standards.
    A requirement will be to use math and problem solving skills comparable to what a first year Brick and Stone apprentice would encounter as they plan, prepare and build masonry units.
    Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
    Hours: 64
    Credits: 4

    Level Three
    CARP1540     General Carpentry for GAS I

    Description: During the installation of gas appliances, bathroom fixtures, kitchen remodels and various renovations to existing structures a particular set of carpentry based skills are required. The students will learn how to alter, ?cut-in?, reinforce and refit walls, coverings and structures during a renovation. The students will learn the techniques required to patch, trim, plumb and square drywall, trim and flooring to acceptable code and customers standards. This course is a combination of theory and demonstrated practice on the job site (lab). Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    CARP1550     Safety for Propane/Hoisting and Rigging

    Description: Students will learn the theory and practice associated with the safe storage, handling and connecting of propane cylinders commonly found on a construction site whether they be used as an energy source for fork lifts or as a heat source.

    In addition, students will study and practice how to safely work at heights using ladders, travel and fall restraint gear. Training in the required guard rails and safety requirements when working in elevated work areas will also be addressed as well as the requirement to work effectively with team members.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    CARP1560     General Carpentry for GAS II
    Description: During the install of gas appliances, bathroom fixtures, kitchen remodels and various renovations to existing structures a particular set of carpentry based skills are required to address changes to the roof and associated components.
    In this course, for example, the students will learn how to shingle, prepare a roof surface and apply flashing when roofing, installing vents, masts and other components on a roof. Students will practice caulking, sealing, working with ridge caps and various roofing materials. This course is a combination of theory and demonstrated practice on the job site (lab). Students will be expected to interact with others in a professional manner consistent with industry best practices.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    CONS1280     WHMIS
    Description: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada's national hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are cautionary labeling of containers of WHMIS "controlled products", the provision of material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and worker education and training programs.
    In this course, students will address safety on a job site from the perspective of a Welding Technician. Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge and application of W.H.M.I.S regulations, symbols and requirements. Both in-class and lab work (on-the-job) is included.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    GAST1110     GAS Theory
    Description: Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to, under supervision, purge and install piping or tubing and de-activate existing appliance installation or newly converted appliances. Topics include hands tools, properties, characteristics and safe handling of propane and natural gas 1, codes, acts and regulations.
    Students will also learn about the theory and practice associated with electricity, piping and tubing systems and gas appliances. In addition, students study and use technical manuals and schematics, and discuss and apply effective customer skills.
    Students who maintain a 75% average may be eligible to seek G3 certification with Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), which currently enables qualified persons to work under supervision on appliances up to and including 400,000 BTU’s.
    Hours: 192
    Credits: 13

    WELD1560     Welding I for Construction
    Description: This unit will enable the student to explain the construction, operation, assembly and disassembly of oxyacetylene equipment and accessories and of oxyacetylene cutting and welding theory and practice. It will also enable the student to use oxyacetylene equipment to make 90º cuts, lay beads and weld mild steel butt joints, lap, tee and V joints in flat position.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    WELD1570     Welding II for Construction

    Description: Students will look at arc welding procedures along with arc theory. Students will learn about the required equipment and materials and their basic applications.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    COMM1780     Communications - Customer Services in Construction
    Description: This course is intended to develop understanding of customer service and the skills associated with understanding the needs of customers, meeting those needs and fostering an environment that encourages customers to return as well as introducing the student to industrial and business communications. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose and effective ordering of ideas for various written communications such as letters, memoranda, and informal reports in the technical environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give oral presentations. Students would also learn how to deal with customer service in a construction environment.
    Hours: 32
    Credits: 2

    COMP1255     Computer Applications
    Description: The student is introduced to the basics of computer operating systems and file management. The student will gain practical knowledge of various software applications such as, Word, Excel, Power point, Autocad, and Visio.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

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