Program Capabilities

Program Capabilities outline what skills students should possess as they progress through each term/year of their program.

Students and employers will find this information most useful and can reference either the list of skills or the full program capabilities document to ensure students are gaining the experience they need to fulfill the program requirements.

Upon Graduation

  • How to use power tools in a productive and safe manner
  • Complete estimations of construction materials
  • Able to comprehend blueprint reading, specifications and building codes
  • An understanding of the footings and foundations process and it’s applications
  • Knowledge and application of residential framing systems including floors, roof, walls and alternate framing systems
  • An understanding of small business practices
  • Knowledge in construction design principles and sustainable building methods
  • Knowledge and application of residential framing systems including floors, walls, roof and alternate framing systems
  • Solid foundation in installing drywall, mudding/taping, finishing, windows, interior doors, trims and mouldings
  • Able to install roofing materials such as underlayment, shingles and steel roofs, soffit, cornices and exterior cladding
  • Knowledge of Construction Site Safety including certificates in Working at Heights (WAH), First Aid and Elevated Platforms
  • An understanding of renovation and project management
  • Knowledge in Basement Renovation
  • Knowledge in Computer assisted drafting and estimating
  • Knowledge and application of Interior trims and cabinets


For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia Campus
905-890-7833 x 222
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