Home Renovation For Beginners

Acknowledgement of Completion
Courses in this program are delivered face-to-face. Offerings have been suspended until delivery can safely resume.
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Join us in these courses which are of interest to home renovators, apartment superintendents and townhouse maintenance committees. Emphasis on what YOU can do and when to call in the experts.

Learn the basics of plumbing, electrical and get hands-on use of a variety of hand and power tools. Make home improvement and maintenance faster and easier! The Home Renovation for Beginners program will give you the tools and skills you need.

View courses available this term under Program of Studies.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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CE Technology and Skills Development

  • Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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Completion Requirement: 5 courses

Complete an additional 5 courses and earn a second Acknowledgement of Completion.

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Course Number Course Name Course Description
BLDG10075 Tools and How to Use Them

Hands-on use of a variety of hand, power, cordless and air tools. Make home improvement and maintenance faster and easier. From screwdriver to table saw, measuring tape to jigsaw. Covers tool maintenance and safety. 12 hours.

BLDG10072 Basic Plumbing

Learn how to maintain and improve all your basic plumbing! We will show you how to save $$$ by knowing what to look for. Step-by-step instructions from fixing a leaky faucet to installing a toilet and everything in between. Bring a tape measure, and CSA approved safety glasses and safety boots. 12 hours.

ELEC10123 Basic Electrical

Join an expert electrician to learn how to plan a rewiring, upgrading, and add-ons, according to code. Learn when an electrician and an inspection is a MUST. Materials included. Safety glasses and CSA approved safety shoes are
mandatory and are the responsibility of the student. 12 hours.

BLDG10073 Basic Maintenance

Practical hands-on instruction for basic property maintenance. From changing your flooring, installing a doorbell, installing light fixtures to window coverings, let us show you step by step how to get the job done. 12 hours.

BLDG10074 Kitchens

Discover the "ins and outs" of refinishing and/or renewing your kitchen. Includes design, assembling and hanging cabinets, hardware and tiling a backsplash. Materials included. 12 hours.


Improve or Move

Provides participants with an overview of how to maintain and renovate your existing home. There are no certifications or prior experience in home design or renovation required as prerequisites. Materials included. 12 hours.

CREA10135 Painting and Decorating Hands-on instruction on how to paint like a professional. 12 hours.
BLDG10086 Flooring and Mouldings

Practical hands-on instruction for installing flooring, from hardwood to ceramic tile. Learn about styles, colours, patterns and textures and get tips on measuring, layout and installation. Includes mouldings from baseboards, crown, rail and
wainscoting. Materials included. Safety glasses and CSA approved safety shoes are mandatory and are the responsibility of the student. 12 hours.

BLDG10121 Bathrooms Explore ideas and concepts for refinishing and/or renewing your bathroom. Includes design, assembling and hanging cabinets, hardware and tiling. Materials included. Safety glasses and CSA approved safety shoes are mandatory and are the responsibility of the student. NOTE: Plumbing is covered in BLDG10072. 12 hours.
BLDG10105 Learn to Tile Successfully Learn the basic steps of tiling by starting with a simple project. Hands-on instruction will be given from selecting tiles to the actual installation and completion of a project. A good stepping stone to have the confidence to undertake a backsplash or similar project. Safety glasses and CSA approved safety shoes are mandatory and are the responsibility of the student. 10 hours.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
BLDG10075 Tools and How to Use Them




BLDG10072 Basic Plumbing Classroom Classroom Classroom
ELEC10123 Basic Electrical Classroom Classroom Classroom
BLDG10073 Basic Maintenance Classroom Classroom Classroom
BLDG10074 Kitchens   Classroom Classroom
BLDG10109 Improve or Move     Classroom
CREA10135 Painting and Decorating Classroom    
BLDG10086 Flooring and Mouldings




BLDG10121 Bathrooms   Classroom  
BLDG10105 Learn to Tile Successfully Classroom Classroom Classroom
Getting Started

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Interested in a Workshop?

Continuing Education offers a variety of Home Renovation workshops! Visit the Workshops page for details.