What is Exploring the Construction Trades?

Exploring Construction Trades” is a unique 1st semester Dual Credit program that takes place daily between 9 – 12 am at Conestoga College, Waterloo Campus. Registered students learn Carpentry, Siding, Roofing, Welding, Electrical and Plumbing skills in a “hands-on” environment. Students are offered the opportunity of earning three credits with the potential of a fourth, while at the same time gaining introductory courses at the College.

To learn more about the program and how to apply, click HERE.

Exploring the Construction Trades Offerings

Carpentry 1790…

  • 2 days in the Carpentry shop + 1 day Electrical (each week)
  • College pass 55% = future exemption
  • Professor + D.C. teacher assistance
  • up to 45 min. day Theory
  • Very structured skill development

Plumbing 1250…

  • 1 day/week
  • College pass 55%
  • Professor + D.C. teacher assistance
  • Theory based. Up to 45 min. per day
  • Very structured skill development

Welding 1880…

  • 1 day/week; Attendance marked
  • College pass 55%
  • 70% = Exemption from Carpentry, Plumbing, HRAC Apprenticeship Requirement – Welding portion
  • Professor + D.C. teacher assistance
  • Theory based. Up to 45 min. per day
  • Very structured skill development

Interior Finishing DC course

  • based on Ministry of Education approval

CON 1720

  • Completed during the gap time between College term and high school Semester – in January
  • Drywall installation & taping
  • Interior trim carpentry

Am I a good fit?

  • Interested in the trades
  • Eager to learn a variety of skills
  • Hands-on learner
  • Responsible