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  • Objectives
    The Renovation Technician Program prepares the student to enter into a career in the residential and light commercial construction sector. The curriculum incorporates Basic Level trade theory of the General Carpentry Apprenticeship trade, so that our students can "hit" the site ready to be productive, well trained and aware of the hazards and safety requirements on construction sites. Additional skills on top of their "hands-on" skills are designed so that they can work well with clients and their technical skills can be used to problem solve a number of construction and renovation challenges. The program incorporates all aspects of construction from foundations, concrete work to framing. The renovation specific courses include Building Science, "Green" Building and Renovating, Outdoor Structures and technical skills such as Project Management, CAD and Specifications and Codes round out our graduates to fit into both the site, the office, or on the road.
  • Academic Title
    Renovation Technician Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    CARP1110     Plans, Specifications and Codes I

    Description: In this module, the student will learn the use of the Ontario Building Code and the basics of blueprint reading. A study of the relationships involving owner, architect, builder and tradesperson is also included.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    CARP1125     Safety Materials and Tools
    Description: This course will provide the student with an understanding on the materials, tools and safe procedures to employ to perform basic carpentry tasks. This course will also provide the student with an understanding of wood and other materials used in building construction as well as the selection, maintenance and safe operation of power tools and accessories.
    Hours: 150
    Credits: 10

    CARP1130     Light Concrete Forming and Foundations

    Description: Methods and materials used in the construction of forms for footings, flatwork and low-rise foundation walls are the topics covered in this module.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

    CARP1210     Accessibility
    Description: This module will enable the student to incorporate the basic requirements of barrier-free access into residential and light commercial renovations projects.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    CARP1230     Rigging

    Description: This course provides a basic knowledge of equipment and hand signals used in rigging and hoisting.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    COMM1700     Effective Communications I
    Description: This course is designed to provide an introduction to workplace communications, with the emphasis on giving and receiving clear written and oral instructions. The student will examine the skills that employers need in today’s workplace: teamwork, problem solving, decision making, ability to organize and goal setting. In addition, the student will learn strategies for accessing the job market as well as resumé creation, interview and negotiation skills.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    COMP1200     Computer Applications

    Description: This course will introduce students to the use of word processing and spreadsheet software program, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MATH1800     Estimating, Calculations and Layouts I

    Description: This module provides an understanding of basic mathematics and geometry as related to trade problems and construction layout.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    Level Two
    CARP1140     Interior Finish

    Description: This module includes basic knowledge of materials and practices used to complete the interior of residential and light commercial buildings.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1125

    CARP1180     Framing
    Description: Materials and methods used to construct residential and light commercial buildings will be the focus of this module.
    Hours: 150
    Credits: 10
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1125

    CARP1220     Client Relations I
    Description: This module will enable the student to apply the basic principles of good client relations to the daily performance of their duties as a renovation carpenter.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1700

    CARP1240     Plans, Specifications and Codes II
    Description: In this course the student will develop their ability to read and understand drawings and specifications for housing and small buildings.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1110

    CARP1250     Estimating Calculations and Layouts II
    Description: In this course the student will apply the knowledge developed in the previous level to construction drawings and situations.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1800

    CARP1260     Renovation Carpentry I

    Description: In this module the student will become familiar with common obsolete building materials and trade practices, and how to introduce modern practices and materials unobtrusively. Practical work will focus on the seamless integration of new structure with old.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1125

    PHYS1020     Trade Science
    Description: This course will enable the student to apply a working knowledge of the basic principles of applied mechanics and materials science.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    WELD1100     Metal Cutting and Welding
    Description: This module introduces welding principles and the ability to safely operate oxy-acetylene and arc-welding equipment for basic welding processes.
    Hours: 24
    Credits: 2

    Level Three
    CARP1190     Exterior Finish

    Description: This module includes basic knowledge of materials and practices used to complete the exterior of residential and light commercial buildings.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1125

    CARP2120     Renovator's Basic Electrical
    Description: This course will introduce the student to the basics of residential wiring systems, the electrical trade’s requirements and how to best coordinate them with the building process.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1125

    CARP2130     Renovator's Basic Plumbing and HVAC

    Description: This course will introduce the student to the basics of residential plumbing and HVAC systems and how to best coordinate them with the building process.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1125

    CARP2160     Project Management I

    Description: In this module the student will become familiar with the concepts of project organization, time management, materials take off and estimating for construction projects.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1220

    DRWG2130     CAD
    Description: In this module the student will understand the principles and concepts of CADD, and will apply that knowledge to creating simple orthographic drawings using AutoCAD.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1200

    LIBS2020     History of Ontario Architecture

    Description: A chronological examination of architectural styles created or adopted in the province of Ontario from 1750 to the present.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    PHYS2000     Building Science I

    Description: Basic structural requirements of buildings and the principles of controlling air, moisture, thermal and sound movement and transmission in buildings will be studied in this module.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: PHYS1020

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Four
    CARP2030     Renovations Industry Background

    Description: This module will enable the student to describe the development of the Canadian renovation industry, its relationship to new construction, and its current state.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    CARP2070     'Green' Building and Renovating
    Description: This course will enable the student to apply good practices of energy conservation, waste management, environmental impact, and indoor air quality management to projects.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    CARP2140     Outdoor Structures
    Description: This module will focus on the special requirements for constructing fences, decks and other unprotected wooden structures.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1125

    CARP2150     Heavy Concrete Formwork

    Description: This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the different types of heavy concrete formwork, including steel reinforcement, placing, finishing and the curing of concrete.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1125, CARP1130

    CARP2170     Renovation Carpentry II
    Description: This course will enable the student to apply Part 11 of the Ontario Building Code to classifying an existing building and selecting Compliance Alternatives as required; the course will also introduce the basic concepts of shoring and needling, and structural tie-ins. Practical work will concentrate on more complex structural integrations, particularly as applied to roof frames.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6
    Pre-Requisites: CARP1260

    CARP2180     Project Management II

    Description: In this module the student will apply skills acquired in Project Management I to produce a project plan, specifications, working drawings, materials take-off and labour estimate for a project.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: CARP2160

    MKT2215     Marketing I
    Description: This module will introduce the basics of marketing and explore methods and media of marketing available to a renovations firm.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    PHYS2050     Building Science II
    Description: This module will focus in detail on issues of moisture control in buildings, and how renovations affect the moisture equilibrium of existing buildings.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: PHYS2000

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