Building Construction

Fort Frances

Complete a two-year diploma in just 42 weeks! Gain the hands-on skills needed to work in the growing building construction industry. Learn to operate tools and equipment of the trade, layout and construct wood frame structures, apply interior and exterior finishes, and much more. Graduates of this program can expect to work in commercial and residential carpentry, construction, or general contracting.

Program/Course length

3 Semesters (42 weeks)


Canadore College

Admission Requirements

  1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma, equivalent, or mature student test
  2. ENG4C/ENG4U


  • Semester 1
    • BTT025 Tools & Equipment
    • CAR010 Site Layout
    • CAR022 Foundation Systems
    • MTH108 Trades Calculations
    • CMM125 College Communications
  • Semester 2
    • CAR032 Wood Framing
    • CAR095 Finishes 1
    • GENED General Education Elective – Online
    • HUM100 Interpersonal Relations
  • Semester 3
    • CAR070 Blueprint Reading
    • CAR090 Estimating for Residential Structures
    • CAR042 Stair Construction
    • CAR100 Finishes 2
    • PFN100 Personal Finance
    • CAR200 Work Placement


  • Tuition: $5440.50 plus ancillary fees (estimated)
  • Textbooks: $1296.00 (estimated)

For more information, contact a program coordinator:

Don Eldridge
(807) 274-2796 ext. 1214

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