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Carpentry and Joinery
Diploma of Heritage Carpentry and Joinery
Diploma of Heritage Carpentry and Joinery

Diploma of Heritage Carpentry and Joinery

  • ID:SC10006
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$364.29
  • LivingFee/Month:$458.33
  • OtherFee/Month:$1,044.60
  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$364.29
  • LivingFee/Month:$458.33
  • OtherFee/Month:$1,044.60

* Including International student Premium, U-Pass fee, Student activity fee, Technonoly fee, Sport fee, Convocation fee, Heath service fee, Books and supplies cost...

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: Grade 12
  • Min GPA: 50.0%

English requirement

  • English Proficiency Requirements:For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 
  • IELTS overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band

Other Requirements

  • Grade 12 English; Grade 12 Math.
  • Applicants with 3 or more years of study gap between high school graduation and the application to Algonquin College will not be considered for admission

Course Information

The two-year Heritage Carpentry and Joinery Ontario College Diploma program provides you with skills and knowledge related to the preservation, renovation and restoration of historical architecture. Through theoretical and hands-on learning, you study various topics, including:traditional joinery

  • Traditional joinery

  • Timber framing

  • Log building

  • Carpentry techniques, Architectural millwork

  • Staircasing

  • Window and door repair


Absorb the traditions of old world craftsmanship through both theory and practice. Experience more than 950 hours of hands-on learning during the program. You also have the opportunity to participate in a one-week work placement to practice your skills in a real-world environment.

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are passionate about craftsmanship.

  • Have a desire to work with their hands.

  • Like to problem solve.

  • Are self-motivated, inquisitive, creative and ambitious.

  • Have an appreciation for wood and built heritage and architecture.

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Level: 01

  • ARC9005

  • Canadian Architectural Conservation

  • CON9111

  • Carpentry: Foundations, Floors, Walls and Basic Roofs

  • DRA9113

  • Drafting for Carpentry and Joinery

  • ENL9212

  • Communications I

  • MAT9116

  • Mathematics for Carpentry and Joinery

  • WOO9254

  • Joinery Fundamentals

Level: 02

  • WOO9216

  • Blueprints, Wood, and Geometry

  • WOO9226

  • Joinery: Architectural Millwork

  • WOO9228

  • Carpentry: Roofs and Finishes

  • Choose one from equivalencies:

  • GED0530

  • General Education Elective

  • Level: 03

  • BSC9100

  • Housing, Energy and the Environment

  • ENL9202

  • Communications II

  • WOO9303

  • Traditional Carpentry: Timber Framing

  • WOO9306

  • Traditional Joinery: Doors and Windows

Level: 04

  • BSC9400

  • Conservation Methods: Buildings, Carpentry and Planning

  • LFS9441

  • Site Work

  • WOO9401

  • Culminating Architectural Millwork Project

  • WOO9402

  • Traditional Carpentry: Log Building

  • WOO9403

  • Traditional Joinery: Staircasing and Ornamental Millwork

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates are prepared to produce the high-quality work demanded in the growing field of Heritage Carpentry, as well as the custom carpentry and millwork industries. Opportunities are available in both private and public sectors. Some graduates may prefer freelance work while others will take positions in commercial or residential carpentry or millworking companies. Those who decide to follow a traditional apprenticeship route find themselves in an advantageous position as a graduate due to the unique foundation of skills and knowledge acquired.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

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

  • Comply with health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.

  • Apply conservation techniques in accordance with the Ontario and National Building Codes, and in adherence to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

  • Communicate and collaborate with diverse clients, supervisors, coworkers and tradespersons to complete projects on time and to maintain effective working relationships.

  • Solve problems related to the implementation of built heritage, joinery and millwork artifacts and custom carpentry projects by applying the principles of basic technical mathematics and building design.

  • Research, select, maintain and safely use hand tools, power tools and materials when performing traditional and contemporary carpentry, joinery and millwork craft.

  • Research and record architectural elements to support and communicate accurate and appropriate historical representations of built heritage.

  • Monitor the progression of built heritage, custom carpentry and millwork projects by applying basic principles and strategies of project management and conservation.

  • Apply basic business principles and strategies to the operation of a building construction and/or renovation enterprise.

  • Perform duties using specialized skillset related to carpentry and joinery in the fields of heritage conservation, high quality residential building and timber frame and log construction.

  • Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

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