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Diploma in Carpentry and Renovation Technician George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, Jan 2024, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 17541

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

Application Fee

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24 months


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Program Overview

Building Renovation Technician is a two-year program designed to prepare you for employment in the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design principles being key.

You will learn new construction and building renovation skills, carpentry techniques and new materials applications while gaining a solid understanding of the renovation-related trades. Hands-on training takes place in fully equipped labs where students practice framing and finishing techniques using sustainable design principles.

Practical applications include:

  • Residential construction and renovations
  • Millwork
  • Demolition
  • Framing
  • Finishes
  • Drywall installation and finishing
  • Site management
  • Cabinetry
  • Stair construction
  • Building code
  • Basics in electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems
  • Estimating

Note: When you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.

Your Field Education Options
This program offers two field placement opportunities in semester 3 and semester 4. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide additional learning opportunities with real-world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at our Industry Liaison office.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    • Develop and use strategies for ongoing professional development to remain current with industry changes, enhance work performance and explore career opportunities.
    • Comply with health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
    • Assist in the preparation of material estimations and quotes and complete all work in compliance with the rights and conditions of contractual obligations, the Ontario and/or National Building Codes, applicable laws, bylaws, standards and ethical practices in the construction, renovation and conservation building fields.
    • Incorporate sustainability practices in the implementation of building construction, renovation and conservation projects in accordance with sustainable building guidelines.
    • Communicate and collaborate with diverse clients, supervisors, coworkers and tradespersons to complete projects on time and to maintain effective working relationships.
    • Interpret project plans and produce technical sketches and documents to support building construction and renovation projects.
    • Select and use technologies to obtain, organize and communicate building construction and renovation information.
    • Solve problems related to the implementation of building construction and renovation projects by applying the principles of basic technical mathematics, building design and building science.
    • Select, maintain and safely use hand tools, and portable and stationary power tools, when performing layout, cutting, fitting and assembly operations.
    • Complete building and renovation stages, from site layout and footings to the application of interior and exterior finishes, in accordance with blueprint specifications and conservation principles.
    • Select a range of materials and equipment for their appropriate application to building construction and renovation projects.
    • Schedule and assist in monitoring the progression of building construction and renovation projects by applying basic principles and strategies of project management.
    • Apply basic business principles and strategies to the operation of building construction and/or renovation enterprise.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 56

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or grade 12 (C or U)


6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 110

Application Fee

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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