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PROGRAM CODE: HRT
HOME RENOVATION TECHNICIAN
DIPLOMA PROGRAM • TOTAL HOURS: 1200 HOURS
This curriculum is designed to provide classroom and lab “hands-on” training in the residential construction and remodeling fields; with particular emphasis placed on the fields of basic plumbing, carpentry, interior and exterior finishes, basic cabinetmaking, stair construction and installation and roof construction. Students in the Home Renovation Technician program will work with the following equipment: table saw, miter saw, drill press, band saw, planer, joiner, router, and a wide range of power and pneumatic tools.
Upon graduation students may obtain positions in the following occupations: Carpenter’s Assistant, Aluminum/Vinyl Siding Installer, Construction Worker, Building Maintenance, Roofing Assistant and Plumbing and Carpentry Apprenticeships.
» Gr.12 OSSD or Mature Student Status
» Successful completion of entrance evaluation
» Admissions Interview
» English Proficiency
(55 WEEKS, 1200 HOURS)
The Home Renovation Technician program is divided into 5 modules of theory and skills training. This program has been designed so that students may begin their training at the start of either the Yellow or the Blue module and then continue into either the Purple, Brown or Black module, in any order. This flexible scheduling provides students the opportunity to start their new career as a Home Renovation Technician as soon as possible. Please see your enrollment agreement for specific days of the week and hours per day.
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
All tuition costs include books, exam fees, tool kit and uniforms. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Students are encouraged to visit our Business Affairs department for any questions related to tuition and/or financial aid.
BASIC AND CONSTRUCTION MATHEMATICS
Students will gain insight into the importance of accurate calculations to the success of a construction project.
MATERIAL ESTIMATING AND COST ANALYSIS
The student will engage in activities that will give the a basic understanding of the importance behind accurately estimating material cost and doing cost analysis. Through this module, the student will be given the basic knowledge required to accurately quote a job and ultimately run a more profitable and professional business.
WHMIS 2015, FALL PROTECTION AND TOOLS OF TRADE
The ability to understand the WHMIS 2015 system and know the complete set of WHMIS 2015 symbols are part of this module.
BUILDING LAYOUT AND BLUEPRINT READING
In this module the student will learn the basics of building layout and blueprint reading in order to organize a project so that in finishes on time, efficiently, and correctly.
FRAMING: FLOOR AND EXTERIOR WALL
Students will learn about exterior wall components and their functions by constructing a small house’s exterior walls. There will also be emphasis on types of frame construction, substructure, joist, openings, bridging, sill plates, columns and beams.
INTERIOR ROUGH WORKS
This segment deals with interior partitions, backing and blocking. Ceiling joist spacing, load-bearing and non-load-bearing wall constructions are part of the program.
Students will learn about plumbing parts that are being used in today’s industry. The practical part consists of introducing them to soldering copper fittings, ABS pipes installation of sinks, bathtubs and toilets.
The main theme of this segment is residential wiring. The students will design several circuits and build them in the practical component.
The course prepares students for their job search at the end of their schooling. It includes goal setting, networking, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and a mock interview.
BASICS OF BOOKKEEPING
The student will learn about using journals, preparing financial statements, and manual bookkeeping processes.
BUILDING DESIGNS ON COMPUTERS
This course will provide the student with the opportunity to gets hands on training with creating designs on computers.
Students will hang drywall on the structures they previously built. Application of tapes, drywall compound, sanding and finishing is being taught.
Students will learn about roof types, components and terminology. They will construct a gable, hip, shed, intersecting roofs.
Students will be introduced to asphalt shingle, underlayment, covering hips and ridges, drip edges and flashing methods.
Students will apply wood and vinyl siding to a sample building. The course will enlighten the students on the proper techniques to siding with a variety of materials.
This course will touch upon types of eaves-troughs and their installation. Cornice designs and installation will be applied.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Students will learn about door and window installations. Door and window frames will be built by students.
The course is designed to get students comfortable with creating and installing trim such as baseboards, crown moulding, casings, etc. on the inside of a house.
FLOORING: HARDWOOD AND CERAMIC TILE
Students will design and lay hardwood floor patterns. Method of cutting materials and gluing is their main activity. Students will also be introduced to the principles of cutting tiles, following pre-designed patterns, gluing and cleaning work surface will give students a valuable experience.
SETTING-UP A SMALL BUSINESS
Introduction to taxation laws, permits, licenses and other useful tips regarding small business gives the students the basic framework on opening their own small business.
The student will be given a detailed account of stair design, types of stairs, terminology, stair layouts, methods of stair construction. Each student will gain the knowledge and the ability to create three different types of stairs.
Students will learn about cabinet carcass construction and cabinet door construction. They will build and install at least two different cabinets after they have acquired the appropriate theory of building cabinets.
KITCHEN AND BATHROOM CABINETS
Students will install at least two of the stairs they have built previously. Installation includes balusters and handrails.
THE PACIFIC INSTITUTE – MASTERING THE ATTITUDES OF SUCCESS (TPI-MAS)
TPI-MAS helps students recognize the choices they have in life and how to control how they think to change the way they live their lives. Students will understand how the human mind works and how their beliefs and attitudes influence the present and shape the future. The program encourages students to have a positive outlook and strive for goals despite any challenges and obstacles.
The Enriched Academy program will teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.