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Interior Residential Construction Techniques (Micro-credential)



Program Description

In this micro-credential students will safely apply their knowledge of hand tools and power tools through common interior residential construction techniques. These techniques include installing drywall, sanding and painting, laying flooring and tiles, building stairs and railings (and construction railings) and installing trim and doors.

Note:A digital badge will be awarded upon successful completion of this Micro-credential. After successful completion of all courses in the Program of Study you must notify us via email at Once verified, a digital badge will be issued to you.

We recommend that students who have no knowledge of hand and power tools take the Using Construction Tools Micro-credential prior to taking the courses in this program.

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:

  • 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. (Note that most graduates will obtain 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 prior to this micro-credential. These can be obtained by taking the Construction Jobsite Safety and Using Construction Tools micro-credentials prior to this one)

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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