Certificate in Construction Techniques
George Brown College
CAD 24,919 / per year *
Earliest start date
* for international students. All fees are subject to change, without notice
Make more than a living. Build the future by entering the Trades. This Construction Techniques program is designed to provide you with choices when considering a career in the Skilled Trades sector. It exposes you to a variety of trades allowing you to determine which one interests you the most.
The Construction Techniques program covers popular construction trade areas and has three intakes per year.
This program is designed to offer you choices when considering a career in the construction sector. It exposes you to a variety of trades allowing you to determine where your interests lie. The program will prepare you with basic skills that will assist you in taking the next steps in your career path.
- Semester 1: Electrical/Millwrighting
- Semester 2: Sheet Metal/Air Conditioning/Carpentry
- Semester 3: Welding/Steamfitting/Plumbing
Through practical projects interwoven with theoretical learning, you will gain confidence and experience in the individual trade sections, giving you the information necessary to make informed career choices as well as a good understanding of the construction process.
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships for international students at George Brown College are generally in-program awards based on students’ academic performance (and other criteria) at George Brown College after the beginning of the academic program.
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The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Identify and use strategies to enhance the professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction field.
- Identify and adhere to established health and safety practices.
- Perform all construction tasks in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes, and ethical practices in the construction field.
- Work in accordance with established sustainability practices.
- Collaborate with a range of tradespersons and project stakeholders to maintain effective working relationships.
- Communicate technical information to a variety of clients, supervisors, and tradespersons to participate in the successful completion of construction projects.
- Identify and use industry-specific technologies to support construction projects.
- Solve on-site trade-related construction problems using mathematical equations and geometric concepts.
- Select, maintain and safely operate hand and power tools and equipment used in the building construction trades.
- Assist in the preparation of project estimates.
- Assist skilled tradespersons and perform laboring tasks at construction sites.
As a graduate of the program, you can bring a broad range of skills to future employers. Once you have decided which sector of the industry interests you, you can seek employment in that area or increase your marketability and knowledge by continuing on to a one-year, two-year or three-year program at George Brown College.
The construction industry is one of the country’s largest employers, and skilled trades workers are among the highest-paid and most in-demand in Canada.
Ontario will need to attract over 100,000 new construction workers over the next 10 years.