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Construction Jobsite Readiness (Recognition of Achievement)

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Recognition of Achievement

Recognition of Achievement

Program Description

This new program was developed in consultation with industry experts and is geared to anyone who has an interest in working in the construction and trades industry. It consists of three micro credentials; graduates will hold a Jobsite Readiness Recognition of Achievement. Students will be prepared for entry-level jobs in the construction industry where demand is high and earning potential is good and will have all required safety certifications.

Research indicates that between 2018 and 2028, there will be over 100,000 job vacancies in the construction industry due to retirements and industry growth. Employers must find creative solutions, including hiring entry-level employees and helping them to develop the skills required on the job.

Successful graduates of this program may also explore opportunities to pursue further development in the trades or other related areas.

Micro credential #1 – Construction Jobsite Safety (42.5 hours in total)

  • Working at Heights – 6.5 hours
  • Confined Spaces in Construction – 6 hours
  • Emergency First Aid – 8 hours
  • Jobsite Safety Practices – 22 hours

Micro credential #2: Using Construction Tools (84 hours in total)

  • Hand Tool Usage – 42 hours
  • Power Tool Usage – 42 hours

Micro credential #3: Interior Residential Construction Techniques (84 hours in total)

  • Walls and Floors – 42 hours (3 weekends)
  • Stairs and Railings – 21 hours (2 weekends)
  • Interior Trim and Doors – 21 hours (2 weekends)

Certificate Requirements

  • Students must be 19 years of age or older or have OSSD / GED
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Comply with health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Apply basic medical first aid as appropriate to emergency situations likely to be encountered in the workplace.
  • Select, maintain and safely use hand tools as well as portable and stationery power tools when performing basic constructions tasks.
  • Select a range of materials for appropriate application to building construction and renovation projects.
  • Contribute to the completion of building projects in accordance with industry standards and instructions from supervisors.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Graduates will be able to work as entry-level employees on residential construction jobsites. They will have essential safety certifications required for employment and basic skills that will allow them to contribute at a basic level to a variety of residential construction projects.

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

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