Renovation Construction Technician
Program Code: RENT (International) Length of Program: Two-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 CCT-1066 Safety, Tools and Materials (hybrid) CCT-1012 Construction Plans, Specifications and Codes CCT-1124 Introduction to Surveying 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-2133 Introduction to Interior Finishing CCT-2126 Introduction to Framing CCT-2143 Introduction to Exterior Finishing COM-1113 Workplace Communications RCT-1102 Construction Safety Term 3 Co-Op CPL-XXX3 Co-op Work Term (optional) Term 4 RCT-3102 Renovation Project Management RCT-3144 Advanced Exterior Finishes RCT-3313 Basement and Bathroom Renovation Construction RCT-3324 Advanced Surveying and Layout RCT-3213 Computer Applications and Estimating RCT-2103 Introduction to Design RCT-3124 Decks and Porches RCT-3233 Electrical and Plumbing Techniques for Renovations GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 5 RCT-3233 Electrical & Plumbing Systems for Renovations RCT-3213 Computer Applications and Estimating RCT-4134 Advanced Framing RCT-3114 Computer Assisted Drafting (SOFTPLAN) RCT-4134 Advanced Finishes GED-XXX3 General Education Elective

Why Choose Renovation Construction Technician at Lambton College?

Opportunities exist for ambitious individuals to start their own renovation company, or to gain the knowledge and necessary skills to be successful working for construction companies in a multitude of disciplines which would be considered assets in any company.

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, plumbing and electrical situations, 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 daily. Renovation Technician students will participate in community based learning projects and/or capstone projects and experiential learning either working with non-profit organizations such as, the Seaway Kiwanis Club, Inn of the Good Shepherd or Habitat for Humanity.

A list of experiential learning activities and capstone projects currently completed or ongoing by the Renovation Technician Construction program, include:

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

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program may find employment in the expanding residential renovation industry, new house construction, house additions, house framing, flooring installer, drywall, interior and exterior finishing 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 government retrofit programs the construction carpentry trade is yearning for qualified trades people to perform this work. 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.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Sarnia Campus
905-890-7833 x 222