24 months
16414 CAD/year
4440 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Building Construction Technician program from Humber College is one of three stackable programs within the Carpentry-Construction group. 

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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 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.

Your Career

Graduates of this Building Construction Technician program from Humber College 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 between up until 2025.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • General Carpentry Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Formwork and Concrete Structures
  • Plans Specifications, Codes and Revit
  • Carpentry Practice 
  • English for Skilled Trade Professionals
  • Residential Framing
  • Building Envelope

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16414 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16414 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4440 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4440 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 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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