If your ambition is to run your own renovation company or to gain employment in a successful construction company, this program is for you.

In five terms – one of which is a co-op, students in this two-year program will cover advanced finishes, decks and porches, cabinets, trim, alternative framing systems, as well as additional components to renovation construction with an emphasis placed on eco-friendly building practices and residential and small commercial framing and layout. Through hands-on projects utilizing Lambton College’s 6,500 sq. ft. shop and 1,800 sq. ft. teaching house, theory is applied on a daily basis. Renovation Technician students participate in community-based learning projects such as rebuilding local business structures or working with non-profit organizations.

Training is safety-based and business-focused. Courses in computer estimating and project management are key to the well-rounded education offered in this program. All training has a strong focus on safety and energy efficiency, construction and design. Students also have the opportunity to attend annual trade shows and visit local job sites in the community where they will have the opportunity to network and learn from local industries.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


AppleDistinguishedProgram-2x

This is a Textbooks for All program. To learn more about Lambton College's Textbooks for All initiative, visit our Mobile Learning section.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program may find employment in the expanding residential renovation industry, new house construction, mercantile and restaurant renovation, and entrepreneurship. The program could allow students to enter into the General Carpenter Apprenticeship program once they have found employment.

Due to low mortgage and renovation interest rates, the construction sector shows significant demand and growth resulting in all graduates finding employment in a construction-related field where they put the skills acquired to work.

Connect to your future career with Career Coach.

Accreditations/Certifications

Graduates are eligible to be exempt from the basic level of the in-school portion of the General Carpenter apprenticeship program and graduate with a certification in fall protection, training in propane safety (ROT), scissor-lift, boom-lift and WHMIS.