Women in Carpentry InitiativeAre you looking to become a leader in the residential construction and renovation industry? The Carpentry and Renovation Technician program will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to achieve your goals.
What you learn in carpentry school
In your first year of study, you will develop a foundation of knowledge and hands-on skills with respect to tools, blueprint reading, layout, materials, methods, and construction practices for residential construction projects. In the second year of our carpentry school, you will take your technical knowledge and skills to the next level with the study of advanced tool use, exterior and interior finishing, as well as an introduction to plumbing, electrical and HVAC. You will also build your leadership and management skills through the study and application of quantity surveying, estimating, small business operation, scheduling, and property development.
Prepare yourself for an endless opportunity in the dynamic field of residential construction and renovation through Fanshawe's carpentry program.
This two-year program has two co-operative education work terms. Students can choose to participate in a four-month paid co-op term from May to August between years one and two of academic study. The second four-month work term will take place from May to August following the completion of the second year of academic study.
Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a co-op endorsed diploma.
CRT1 program progression
Fall (September) start date:
|Start Level 1
OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream with:
- Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) and:
- Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above
Applicants who lack the required course may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years.
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years.
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years.
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10.
Recommended Academic Preparation
It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.
Recommended Personal Preparation
Summer employment in construction or related activity.
Credit for any course in the program will be given to students who can demonstrate that they have the required skills to meet the objectives of the course.
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements.
Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Carpentry and Renovation Technician program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Carpentry and Renovation Technician program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Carpentry and Renovation Technician program.
Graduates of this program will find opportunities within the residential and light commercial industries with general contractors, builders, developers, and building material suppliers. Graduates may fill various roles including carpenter's assistant, crew leader, site supervisor or technical representative. Graduates may also consider pursuing a General Carpentry Apprenticeship or starting their own construction company.