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GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE - [GBC], TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  30466Enrollment

Advanced Diploma (Building Renovation Technology)

 3 years
 full time
  English
 online

$ 10,747 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Advanced Diploma in Building Renovation Technology at George Brown College is offered as a 3 years (6 semesters) program.
  • It is an online program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This three-year program is designed to prepare students for employment in the carpentry trade and management areas of the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design business principles being key.
  • This program is designed to teach students new construction and building renovation skills from both an applied perspective and a management perspective.
  • Students are provided by hands-on training that takes place in fully equipped labs where students practice current techniques related to renovations and new home construction, using sustainable design principles.
  • The 3rd year of the program focuses on project management skills required to work in a supervisory role.
  • Students will also have an introductory exposure to the business skills that can be adapted to starting and running a renovation, custom home building, or general contracting business.
  • When students enroll in the program in January, they are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.
  • This program requires the successful completion of two semesters of field placement. 
  • Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to the student's resume.
  • Qualified graduates may be eligible for direct entry into the 3rd year of the George Brown College Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program. Bridge courses will be required.
  • The average salary goes up to 39,000 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration3 years
Fees$ 36,597 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Winter (Deadline - Jul 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.georgebrown.ca/programs/building-renovation-technology-program-t148/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have completed an Ontario Secondary School diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Students must complete Grade 12 English (C or U) with 60% or higher.
  • Students also have to complete a Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) with 60% or higher.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria

  • Students must be graduated from senior secondary school.
  • Students have a minimum overall of 60% in 10th and 12th Grade for all streams.
  • Students also have a minimum overall of 50% in English and Maths in 10th and 12th Grade.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.


Required Document List

Required Documents are:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Students have to submit marks sheets and certificates of secondary (10) and senior secondary school (+2).
  • Students who have only completed year 10: Students have to submit marks sheet and certificate of secondary (10) plus mark sheets and a diploma from vocational training may qualify students for admission to UG programs.
  • Transcript: Students must submit the official marks statements or transcripts that are provided by the college.
  • Certificates: Certificates like High School or University/College Certificates are to be submitted of education qualification.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
  • Students who are under 18 must also submit custodianship documents.
  • NOTE:University do not accept study gaps of more than 5 years.


Application Deadline

Winter
Jul 31

Fall
Mar 31


Scores Required

6 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

54 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fee$10747$10747$10747
Books and supplies$900$900$900
Health insurance$552$552$552
Total fees$12199$12199$12199

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Living expenses$ 7,740

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • The George Brown College Work-Study Program provides students with part-time employment opportunities throughout the college.
  • Students can gain valuable experience working up to 15 hours a week at minimum wage.
  • Students locate their own job with any of the on-campus departments (for example athletics, academic departments, library, etc.).

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities after this program are:

  • Renovation
  • General contracting
  • Custom home building
  • Green technology
  • Site supervision
  • Project management
  • Estimating
  • Technical sales
  • Home inspections
  • Carpentry
  • Self-employment


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