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Construction, Building and Renovation Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as a Construction Technician, Engineer or more

The building and construction industry is always looking for trained professionals to fill a variety of important roles, from hands-on construction work to building inspection or appraising. Construction, building and renovation programs at Ontario colleges provide not only skills training, but also the mathematical, business and project planning skills necessary for a full understanding of construction projects and for working independently as a contractor.

Whether you’re interested in the business side of the construction industry or you want a hands-on career as a builder, here’s what you need to know. More

Construction, Building and Renovation Courses

Ontario college construction, building and renovation programs are offered at different levels and with different specializations. Common program categories include:

  • Construction Techniques / Skills Programs. Construction techniques or skills programs are typically one-year certificate programs designed to get graduates into the construction industry quickly. They offer introductory knowledge on blueprint reading, construction materials, estimating, indoor and outdoor construction and more.
  • Construction, Inspection and Renovation Technician Programs. These programs are generally offered as two-year diploma programs. They offer a broader knowledge of construction techniques and practices and include an introduction to the business side of the construction industry with courses in marketing, project management, communications and more. These programs may be general construction programs or may have a specialized focus, such as home inspection or renovation construction.
  • Construction and Renovation Engineering / Technology Programs. Generally offered as three-year advanced diploma programs, these programs focus on business principles in construction, preparing students for careers as project managers, contractors, field coordinators and other advanced roles. Skills learned include budgeting, materials estimating, scheduling and contract law, as well as general knowledge on construction projects and equipment operation.

General Construction, Building and Renovation Program Requirements

Construction, building and renovation programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit and a grade 12 math credit.

Construction, Building and Renovation Jobs and Salaries

There are a variety of opportunities for construction, building and renovation program graduates, including (but not limited to):

  • Construction framer
  • Interior or exterior systems installer
  • Door and window installer
  • Estimator or junior estimator
  • Contractor or project manager

Salaries in the field vary depending on your level of training and your particular position. Entry-level labour positions may start between $25,000 and $30,000 a year, while construction estimators, technicians and technologists typically start higher at anywhere from $30,000 to $42,000 a year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Construction, Building and Renovation Programs

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Architectural Technician MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 420
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technology MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 531
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op) CONESTOGA CAMBRIDGE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0025
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Optional Co-Op. Co-Op Spaces Are Limited. Once In The Program, Students Are Selected For Co-Op Based On Performance In Program Courses.

Show details Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Building Science (Honours)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1512X03F
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) (2 YEAR BRIDGING PROGRAM) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) (2 YEAR BRIDGING PROGRAM)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1512B03F
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 5
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

College Of Nurses Of Ontario Assessment Letter Will Direct Applicant To Appropriate Program - Canadian Nurses Seeking Refreshing/Reinstatement With Cno Or Looking For Clarification Of Your Cno Assessment Letter Contact: Orientation To Nursing In Ontario Coordinator 613-727-4723 X 5085.

Show details Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) (3 YEAR BRIDGING PROGRAM) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) (3 YEAR BRIDGING PROGRAM)


  • Program Length: 4 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1512A03F
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 3
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

College Of Nurses Of Ontario Assessment Letter Will Direct Applicant To Appropriate Program - Canadian Nurses Seeking Refreshing/Reinstatement With Cno Or Looking For Clarification Of Your Cno Assessment Letter Contact: Orientation To Nursing In Ontario Coordinator 613-727-4723 X 5085.

Show details Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - May Visit

Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management)


  • Program Length: 5 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T317
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 4
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Degree Program Is For Civil Engineering Technology (T164) Diploma Graduates, Or Graduates From A Comparable Program At Another Ontario College, Who May Obtain Direct Entry To Semester 4.

Show details Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - May Visit

Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management)


  • Program Length: 5 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T314
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 4
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Degree Program Is For Architectural Technology (T109) Diploma Graduates, Or Graduates From A Comparable Program At Another Ontario College, Who May Obtain Direct Entry To Semester 4.

Show details Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - May Visit

Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management)


  • Program Length: 5 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T316
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 4
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Degree Program Is For Building Renovation Technology (T148) Diploma Graduates, Or Graduates From A Comparable Program At Another Ontario College, Who May Obtain Direct Entry To Semester 4.

Show details Brick and Stone Fundamentals CONESTOGA WATERLOO OPEN Full Time 2016 - Aug Visit

Brick and Stone Fundamentals


  • Program Length: 16 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 0844
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Building Construction Technician ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Building Construction Technician


  • Program Length: 45 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 6442X04F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Also Offered In A Co-Op Delivery Mode, With Departmental Approval

Show details Building Construction Technician CANADORE COMMERCE COURT WAITLISTED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Building Construction Technician


  • Program Length: 42 WEEKS
  • Program Code: 030623
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Building Information Modeling Management GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Building Information Modeling Management


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T412
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Building Information Modeling Management GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Building Information Modeling Management


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T412
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Building Renovation Technician GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Building Renovation Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T110
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Building Renovation Technician GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Building Renovation Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T110
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Building Renovation Technology GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Building Renovation Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T148
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Building Renovation Technology GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Building Renovation Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T148
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Carpentry Renovation Techniques CAMBRIAN BARRYDOWNE (SUDBURY) OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Carpentry Renovation Techniques


  • Program Length: 3 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: CRTQ
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Carpentry Technician FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Carpentry Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: CPT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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