Overview - 2018/2019
For September 2017 or later start dates, please see CRQ1, Carpentry and Renovation Techniques.
If you crave the experience of making valuable and useful wooden creations everyday, Fanshawe's Construction Carpentry Techniques program will allow you to work with your hands while developing the skills to jumpstart your career.
To begin with, only 50% of your studies will be in a classroom. Most of the time, you'll be working on real projects, honing your carpentry skills with real tools, preparing to take your hands to a satisfying career. You'll be able to tailor your schedule to study on Friday nights and weekends, or during the week. Whatever time suits you, your experience will be tailored to your needs. You'll learn the specialized skills needed to work with general contractors working in the residential sector of the market. You'll learn how to use and maintain small construction equipment and carpentry tools. You'll produce and place concrete formwork, and layout, assemble and construct wooden frames. Everything you need to contribute to a contracting team.
When you graduate, you'll be a vital member of the on-site team, and will have acquired your mandatory safety certification. If you're ready to get into the game and begin a satisfying career building the wooden structures that shape our world, sign up today.
I chose construction/carpentry at Fanshawe because I would like to pair my knowledge with creativity and one day build in a more "green" way.... I have had valuable experience as the Student Ambassador for my program, and been able to attend monthly dinner meetings, sitting in with construction experts.
Phone: 519-452-4430 x5119
Admission Requirements - 2018/2019OSSD 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) 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
- 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
- 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
Recommended Academic Preparation
- It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (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 CriteriaWhere 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 Construction Carpentry Techniques program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Construction Carpentry Techniques program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Construction Carpentry Techniques program.
Construction Carpentry Techniques-2016/2017
Level 1 Credits CONS-1001 Forming & Framing 3 In this course, students will apply residential building knowledge in a hands on, project driven learning environment. Building layout, concrete formwork and floor framing will be the main focus of study throughout the term. CONS-1048 Tools-Intro 3 In this course students will be introduced to the safe use, care, and maintenance of a variety of hand, portable, and stationary power tools typically used in residential construction. The practical nature of this project-driven course will facilitate accurate, efficient, and effective use of construction tools. CONS-1047 Drawings & Takeoff-Intro 3 The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the basics of reading building construction blueprints for residential projects. In addition, students will be introduced to basic construction quantity takeoff to help reinforce the reading and interpretation of blueprints. MATS-1024 Materials & Methods 1 4 This course, based on residential construction, will offer the students insight to both Methods and Materials involved in excavation, formwork and floor framing. SURV-1009 Building Layout 1 3 This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of residential construction building layout. Exercises in leveling, setting grades, and building layout will be conducted. This course will also introduce the students to basic surveying methods and commonly used survey equipment. SFTY-1029 Health & Safety 3 People who go to work should feel confident that they will end their work day uninjured and healthy, both mentally and physically. Working conditions have not always been as safe as they are today, and remain unsafe in many parts of the world. Terms such as 'mad as a hatter' and 'canary in a coal mine' reflect historical exposure to toxic chemicals as a result of deficiencies in workplace health and safety. Ontario's current policies and legislation are the result of a long history of workers striving for better and safer working conditions. Workplace safety can be divided into physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial factors. Students need to be aware of these to ensure a healthy, safe and productive work environment. Through discussions, lectures, videos and hands-on training, students will learn to understand and appreciate the evolution of workplace safety, health policies and practices in place today. This course will provide students with knowledge of the legislation, policies, procedures, agencies, organizations and committees whose purpose is to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job. This course addresses physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial factors related to ensuring a healthy, safe and productive work environment. The student will be trained in Fall Protection and WHMIS. Level 2 Credits WRIT-1039 Reason & Writing 1-Technology 3 This course will introduce technology students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. CONS-5014 Framing Methods 4.5 In this course, students will apply residential building knowledge in a hands on project driven learning environment. Floor, wall, and roof framing will be the main focus of study throughout the term. MATS-1025 Materials & Methods 2 4 This course, based on residential construction, will offer the students insight to both Methods and Materials involved in framing and exterior finishing. Green and sustainable building practice will be an underlying theme throughout the course. CONS-3020 Construction Takeoff & Ordering 3 In this course, the student will be introduced to general quantity surveying principles, and basic rules for take-off. Students will calculate lengths, areas, and volumes for a single storey residential/commercial building on a level site. Included will be the calculation of quantities in the following area: site work, excavation, concrete, formwork, masonry and framing. Students will incorporate blue-print reading, code requirements and safety regulations in preparing the above quantities. LAWS-1030 Contracts in Society 3 This course will provide the student with an understanding of contractual rights and responsibilities in Canadian Society, as well as an historical understanding of the development of legal principles of contract law in Canada. This course will also focus on understanding the individual's relationship with others in society as governed by contract law. DRAF-1060 Graphic Communication 2 This course will take the knowledge gained from Intro to Drawings & Takeoff and apply it to prepare preliminary and working drawings. Basic orthographic and isometric sketching skills, which are a useful communication tool on the job site, will also be covered.
Careers - 2018/2019
Graduates of the program will find employment with residential, renovation or commercial contractors as framers, form setters, or general labourers. Graduates may also pursue an apprenticeship or further their studies by enrolling in the second year of the Construction Engineering Technician Program.
More Information - 2018/2019A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
Offered as a Weekday Program and as a Weekend College ProgramProgram Code: CCQ3
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
Program Code: CCQ3
Campus Code: LCQ (LCQ - London-Weekend)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology: 519-452-4414
Program DescriptionThe program provides training in the skills required for on-site general carpentry and construction work, including the maintenance and use of small construction equipment and carpentry tools. The construction of concrete formwork, the production and placing of concrete, and the layout, assembly and erection of structural wood frame work will be studied. Graduates are provided with the training needed to complete routine on-site tasks. Emphasis is placed on developing and practicing the hands-on skills needed in the field and in acquiring mandatory safety certification.
- Students who successfully complete the requirements for an Ontario College Certificate from the Construction Carpentry Techniques program and wish to continue in the second year of the Construction Engineering Technician program to complete the requirements for an Ontario College Diploma must complete an "Application for Program Transfer" form available from the Office of the Registrar, Room E1012.
- Applicants applying to the Weekend version of the program will attend classes on Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday and may be required to complete online courses. All courses are equivalent to the full-time weekday program.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Layout building walls and set elevations as directed by a qualified supervisor.
2. Perform on-site construction activities as directed by a qualified supervisor. Eg forming concrete and framing wood-frame residential buildings.
3. Interpret residential building drawings.
4. Perform carpentry and other construction tools safely and appropriately.
5. Apply the Ontario Building code to housing and small buildings.
6. Communicate in the verbal and written format appropriate to the needs of the residential construction industry.
7. Follow all work safety laws and regulations, ensuring a safe workplace.