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Construction and Trades

Taught by industry professionals using the latest tools and standards, these courses will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in many different areas. Better still, many of our courses and certificates are accredited and can be counted toward specialized designations awarded by industry associations. Many courses are online, allowing the busy contractor or tradesperson to develop new approaches to running their contracting or trades business.


  • Building Environmental Systems - Facility Management (Certificate)
    • Code: BESF

    This program is for entry-level managers or current managers of building systems and building operations staff. It covers the essential elements of building operations administration, staffing, communications with an introduction to the legal and financial requirements for this industry. Learn more about Building Environmental Systems - Facility Management (Certificate)...

  • Construction Estimator (Certificate)
    • Code: COES

    Construction Estimating is designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of people working or wanting to work as estimators in the construction industry. Construction estimators analyze the costs of and prepare estimates on construction projects. They may specialize in estimating costs for civil... engineering, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical construction projects or they may specialize in estimating costs for one construction trade in particular. Learn more about Construction Estimator (Certificate)...

  • Construction Management (Certificate)
    • Code: CNMT

    This certificate program provides practical training in the commercial construction management field. The program emphasizes two key areas of construction management: the interpretation and understanding of commercial project documents (working drawings, specifications, soils reports, contracts, etc....), and the preparation of estimates and construction schedules. Learn more about Construction Management (Certificate)...

  • Home Improvement (Recognition of Achievement)
    • Code: HISP

    The Home Improvement program is designed for those interested in gaining a broad knowledge of essential home improvement skills for personal interest. This program provides students the opportunity to gain skills in carpentry, basic electrical, plumbing, and the option of the installation of tile f...loors and walls or crown moulding. Students who complete all of the courses will be awarded a Recognition of Achievement. Learn more about Home Improvement (Recognition of Achievement)...

  • Home Inspectors, Ontario Association of (OAHI)
    • Code: HOME

    In partnership with Seneca College and Carson Dunlop and Associates, and in co-operation with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI), Durham College offers a 10-course Home Inspection program that incorporates the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors/Canadian A...ssociation of Home and Property Inspectors (ASHI/CAHPI). Standards of Practice define a minimum and uniform standard for private, fee-paid home inspectors. The Carson Dunlop and Associates program has been adopted by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and is also recognized and recommended by the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) in all provinces. The Carson Dunlop program complies with ASHI Curriculum and Standards of Practice. The program also meets the Professional Home/Property Inspector Occupational Standards developed by the Canadian Home Inspectors and Building Officials Steering Committee for National Standards (CHIBO). Learn more about Home Inspectors, Ontario Association of (OAHI)...