About this program

Start Date

September 2024


Fort Frances

Program Length

3 Semesters (42 weeks)



Ontario College Diploma

Canadore College

About the program

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.

Semester 1

BTT025 Tools & Equipment
CAR010 Site Layout
CAR022 Foundation Systems
MTH108 Trades Calculations
CMM125 College Communications
WLD0008 Welding for Carpenters

Semester 2

CAR032 Wood Framing
CAR095 Finishes 1
GENED General Education Elective - Online (BCT Sem 2)
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


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

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Tuition (Semester 1): $2320.50
  • Tuition (Semester 2): $2200.50
  • Tuition (Semester 3): $1813.50

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Have questions? Connect with a coordinator!

Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

Building Construction Technician program graduates can expect to find work as a carpentry apprentice, general labourer, or in various other roles in the construction and carpentry industries.

Where you might work

  • Commercial and residential carpentry
  • Project design, planning and management
  • Construction companies
  • General contracting
  • Self-employment


I loved the hands on experience and the way the instructors always had your best interest at heart.
Aurora McRitchie
SGEI Student

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