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Heritage Retrofit Carpentry

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,048
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Graduation Fee $ 90
Total $ 4,896
   
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 3,277
2ndinstallment due January7 $ 1,619
   
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 350
Materials/Supplies $ 200
Personal Protective Equipment $ 300
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fees $ 300
Total $ 1,150

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Building contractors
  • Custom woodworking shops
  • Self-employment
  • Building supply yards

Program Overview


Developers and communities are seeking to re-use older structures, so the demand for heritage retrofit carpenters is high. In this program, you will learn the construction techniques that were used centuries ago and replicate them by combining traditional skills with the latest technology.

You’ll help preserve historic properties by upgrading and restoring them to structural standards and energy efficiency without compromising their character, aesthetic, or charm. Courses taken in this program include timber frame carpentry, restoration and renovation, finishing, energy efficiency, and architectural history.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program.

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