Renovation Construction Technician
Program Code: RENT (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Term 1 CCT-1066 Safety, Tools and Materials (hybrid) CCT-1012 Construction Plans, Specifications and Codes RCT-1124 Surveying and Layout JSS-1001 Job Search and Success MTH-1303 Estimating and Calculating I RCT-1135 Foundation Systems (hybrid) Term 2 BUS-1003 Intro to Business (GED) CCT-2042 Energy Efficiencies and Sustainable Construction CCT-2066 Interior and Exterior Finishing CCT-1056 Floors, Walls and Roof Construction (hybrid) COM-1113 Workplace Communications RCT-1102 Construction Safety Term 3 CPL-XXX3 Co-op Work Term Academic Break Academic Break Term 4 RCT-3102 Renovation Project Management RCT-2111 Hoisting and Rigging RCT-3313 Basement and Bathroom Renovation Construction RCT-2103 Introduction to Design RCT-3124 Decks and Porches GED-XXX3 General Education Elective RCT-3233 Electrical and Plumbing for Carpenters Term 5 RCT-2114 Interior Finishing - Trims and Cabinets RCT-3213 Computer Applications and Estimating RCT-3134 Advanced Finishes GED-XXX3 General Education Elective RCT-3114 Computer Assisted Drafting (SOFTPLAN) RCT-2124 Framing Techniques

Individuals with ambition to run their own renovation company or to gain employment in a successful construction company are ideally suited for this program.

In five terms – one of which is a co-op, students will cover advanced interior finishes, decks and porches, cabinets, trim, basement and bathroom renovation, as well as additional components to renovation construction with an emphasis placed on eco-friendly building practices and residential and small commercial framing and layout. Through hands-on projects utilizing Lambton College’s 6,500 sq. ft. shop and 1,800 sq. ft. teaching house, theory is applied on a daily basis. Renovation Technician students participate in community-based learning projects such as rebuilding local business structures or working with non-profit organizations.

Training is safety-based and business-focused. Courses in computer estimating and project management are key to the well-rounded education offered in this program. All training has a strong focus on safety and energy efficiency, construction and design. Students may also have the opportunity to attend annual trade shows and visit local job sites in the community where they will have the opportunity to network and learn from local industry experts.

In addition, for graduate students of the program, a laddering opportunity exists with General Carpenter Apprenticeship Program. Graduates will need to find their own General Carpenter Apprenticeship with an employer, but will be exempt from in-school basic level of the General Carpenter Apprenticeship. 

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program may find employment in the expanding residential renovation industry, new house construction, mercantile and restaurant renovation, and entrepreneurship. The program could allow students to enter into the General Carpenter Apprenticeship program once they have found employment.

Due to low mortgage and renovation interest rates, the construction sector shows significant demand and growth resulting in all graduates finding employment in a construction-related field where they put the skills acquired to work.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the international tuition fee section for individual program fees. For more information regarding tuition, please contact or 519-542-7751 ext 3018.

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