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Program Code: BC211 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Building Construction Technician diploma program is one of three stackable programs within the Carpentry-Construction group. Along with the Carpentry and Renovation Techniques certificate, and the Construction Engineering Technology advanced diploma, the program introduces students to the carpentry trade, gives practical experience with trade regulations and with best practices. Students will be able to move from this diploma program into the advanced diploma program. 

You will learn worksite health and safety practices in accordance with legislation and regulations; and how to review building plans and complete work in compliance with contractual obligations, codes, applicable laws, bylaws, standards and ethical practices. Coursework will include sustainability practices.

You will also learn to produce project sketches and documents in accordance with project specifications, assist in the preparation of estimations and safely operate tools.  You will be well-prepared for all building stages - from site layout and footings to the application of interior and exterior finishes.

Optional Co-op

This program offers a co-op option. A co-op work term enables you to apply your skills and knowledge in a work environment and gain valuable, practical experience related to your program of study. You will learn new skills, learn about the world of work and meet people in your profession.

For students who are accepted into the program, one co-op work term will take place between Semesters 2 and 3. There are limited spaces in the co-op option. Therefore, during Semester 1, you will be provided information about the application process and will be able to apply to the co-op stream at that time. While co-op work opportunities are not guaranteed, as students are in a competitive job placement market, participating students will receive a wide range of services to help them find a co-op opportunity.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Develop and use strategies for ongoing professional development to remain current with industry changes, enhance work performance and explore career opportunities.
  2. Comply with worksite health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. Review building plans and complete work in compliance with contractual obligations, the Ontario and/or National Building Codes, applicable laws, bylaws, standards and ethical practices in the building construction field.
  4. Incorporate sustainability practices in the implementation of building construction projects in accordance with sustainable building construction guidelines.
  5. Communicate and collaborate with a range of tradespersons and diverse project stakeholders to complete projects on time and to maintain effective working relationships.
  6. Produce project sketches and documents in accordance with project specifications to support building construction projects.
  7. Solve problems related to the implementation of building construction projects by applying basic technical mathematics and the principles of building science.
  8. Select, maintain and safely use hand tools, and portable and stationary power tools, to efficiently complete building construction projects.
  9. Complete building stages, from site layout and footings to the application of interior and exterior finishes, according to specifications.
  10. Prepare material and labour estimates according to building construction project specifications.


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The Humber Advantage

Centre for trades and technology building

Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology

Home to many of our skilled trades programs, the Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology takes you beyond a traditional classroom and provides hands-on practice in a simulated worksite.

Industry Partnerships

We are proud to partner with Landscape Ontario, which has over 2,000 member firms, many of which support apprenticeship training. These firms also provide speakers for various classes and provide students with first-hand industry experience and knowledge.

Building Careers Together

Residential Construction Industry Resources for Students and Employers

 

Your Career

Graduates of this program may find initial employment as an apprentice general carpenter in residential carpentry, and, with experience, in construction management and commercial carpentry. In addition, successful students who complete this program, will move beyond residential carpentry into the commerical sector securing positions as junior estimator, junior/assistant site superintendent and entry level project co-ordinator.

Based on a 2017-2019 employment outlook, the Canadian government’s Department of Employment and Social Development (EDSC) estimates that employment gains in the construction sector will be strong in the Greater Toronto Area due to labour demands resulting from expansions and retirements.

In the next ten years, Build Force Canada estimates that those retiring from the sector will create the largest demand for new skilled carpenters, construction trades helpers and labourers, and contractors and supervisors. The significant loss of skilled labour, combined with the need to prepare the next generation of supervisors and managers, and the time required for new entrants to acquire new skills and experience, are the dominant challenges that Ontario, and the rest of Canada, will face up until 2025.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Opening Soon
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Opening Soon

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ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair 2020

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair 2020

Wed, February 12, 2020

Humber’s Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST) was pleased to host the 10th Annual ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Career Fair.

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New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op

New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op

Thu, July 11, 2019

As part of FAST’s commitment to work-integrated learning and the development of career-ready graduates. 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Optional Co-op streams in the following programs:

  • Building Construction Technician
  • Computer and Network Support Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology – Control Systems
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

Starting with the Fall 2019 intake, students will have the option to participate in co-op at various points in their academic program. The co-op work terms will alternate between periods of academic study and are sequenced to best address the needs of industry and demand. Information about the co-op option will be available on program webpages and the Work Placement Services website.

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Humber winners at Skills Ontario Competition 2019

Humber winners at Skills Ontario Competition 2019

Thu, May 23, 2019

Congratulations to all competitors and winners for making Humber proud. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition, which offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate their talents and skills. Over two and a half days, they capture the attention of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners are awarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze medals, including monetary awards and the opportunity to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition after which they have a chance to move on to World Skills Competition.

Numerous Humber students, from different fields, gave their best in the competitions, and brought home medals.

Congratulations to all competitors and winners for making Humber proud. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

Automation & Controls
Everest Bezati - Bronze

Electronics
Brendan Woo - Gold
Nicholas Roos - Silver

Heating Systems
Wylie Gallant - Bronze

Horticulture & Landscape Design Team of Two
Patrick Misko & Taylor Schottroff - Bronze

Landscape Design
Thales Leonardo DaSilva - Gold
Raymond Ho - Silver

Mechanical CADD
Keiran O'Neil - Bronze

Mechatronics Team of Two
Hartej Tapia & Marko Gunja - Gold
Sunhail Mohammed & Alex Mosor - Silver

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Senior Dean’s Impact Report: 2017-2022

Senior Dean’s Impact Report: 2017-2022

Sun, August 28, 2022

With great pride, May 2022 marks five years serving the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology (FAST) as your senior dean.

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Mon, May 02, 2022

Walk. Run. Stroll.

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Industry Collaboration: Humber FAST Continuous Professional Learning

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Tue, November 16, 2021

Advancements in technology have a transformative impact on industries, driving the need to build a strong skilled workforce. 

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 (Quad core) Intel i7 (Quad core or higher)
Memory Minimum 16 GB of RAM
Storage Minimum 250 GB storage space (SSD) preferable, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Other Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Contact Information

Paul Coleman, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78551
paul.coleman@humber.ca


Andrew Papadopoulos, Faculty Advisor
416.675.6622 ext. 78103
andrew.papadopoulos@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,610.35
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Paul Coleman, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78551
paul.coleman@humber.ca


Andrew Papadopoulos, Faculty Advisor
416.675.6622 ext. 78103
andrew.papadopoulos@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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