What will I learn?

This three year Building Renovation Technology Advanced Diploma program will prepare students to plan, implement, and lead building and renovation projects and equip them with the skills to manage the technical and business operations related to a range of building projects in the residential and light commercial sectors of the construction industry. The program will address the changes in Ontario Building Code, introduced in January 2017, which dramatically increased the requirement for buildings to be sustainable and highly energy efficient.

Co-operative Education

This three year program has two co-operative education work terms. Students can choose to participate in a four-month paid co-op term from May to August between years one and two of academic study. The second work term is eight months and takes place May to December following the completion of the second year of academic study.

Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a co-op endorsed diploma. More information about co-operative education can be found at

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. develop and use strategies for ongoing professional development to remain current with industry changes, enhance work performance and explore career opportunities.

2. comply with and monitor health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.

3. prepare quotes and monitor that work is completed in compliance with the rights and conditions of contractual obligations, the Ontario and/or National Building Codes, applicable laws, bylaws, standards and ethical practices in the building construction and renovation field.

4. promote and maintain sustainability practices* in the implementation of building construction and renovation projects*.

5. facilitate the collaboration and interaction among a range of tradespersons and project stakeholders* to support timely completion of building construction and renovation projects*.

6. review and interpret project plans and produce technical sketches and documents to support building construction and renovation projects*.

7. use technologies to obtain, analyze, organize and communicate building construction and renovation information.

8. analyze and solve technical problems related to the design and implementation of building construction and renovation projects* by applying the principles of advanced technical mathematics*, building design and building science*.

9. select, maintain and safely use hand tools, and portable and stationary power tools, when performing layout, cutting, fitting and assembly operations.

10. complete building and renovation stages, from site layout and footings to the application of interior and exterior finishes, in accordance with blueprint specifications and conservation* principles.

11. evaluate the methods employed and the use of equipment and materials involved in the completion of building construction and renovation projects*.

12. schedule, coordinate and monitor the progression of building construction and renovation projects* by applying principles and strategies of project management.

13. design and implement business strategies to develop home building, renovation and re-development enterprises.

14. apply leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills to manage building construction and renovation projects*.

Which department am I in?

Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Total fees due per term: Level 1 and 4 - CAN $8,217.94; Level 2 and 3 - CAN $8,167.94

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,

LONDON,

Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH: Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) OR Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND: Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) OR Mature Applicant with standing in the required course stated above.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years

A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

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About this uni

90.3% of Fanshawe graduates find employment within 6 months of graduation, and 85.8% of employers are satisfied with their performances.

  • One of Ontario's largest colleges, offering 200 programs
  • Scenic campus set across 100 acres in the “Forest City”
  • High student satisfaction for education quality (KPIs)
  • Strong ties with leading industries and organizations