Diploma On Campus

Building Construction Technician

24 months
13852 CAD/year
2722 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Building Construction Technician programme offered by the Durham College will provide foundational skills to transition into the current construction industry with a strong knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, latest edition.


In today’s skills-specific job market there is demand for construction workers with the knowledge and skills to work in the evolving building construction industry. 

During the Building Construction Technician programme offered by the Durham College you will gain expertise in energy efficient and environmentally responsible homes built with up to date materials and low carbon footprint, including Net Ready and Net Zero designs. This is a great opportunity for energetic students to join the booming construction industry. Graduates will meet the Ministry of Labour’s Working at Heights training requirement.


What you could be:

  • Assistant to lead carpenter – construction technician
  • Exterior finisher
  • Finishing carpenter
  • Framing carpenter
  • Roofer

Where you could work:

  • Construction or renovation sites
  • Disaster relief areas
  • Habitat for Humanity sites worldwide

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Construction Math & Estimating
  • Tools I (Hand Tools) 
  • Layout Footings & Foundations 
  • Tools II (Portable Power Tools 
  • Construction Safety 
  • Communication Essentials 
  • General Education Elective 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Technical Mathematics
  • Grade 11 or 12 physics (C, M or U)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13852 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6926 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    2722 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1361 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Tuition fee for international students: $6,820.03 for sem 3 and 4.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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