Home Renovation Technician (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Three consecutive semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information: 

Paul Coleman, faculty
416.675.6622 ext. 78036

Admission Requirements: 

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above


• Mature student status


• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


The 2014/2015 fee for three semesters was
– domestic $7,401
– international $20,562.50.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For further information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Our Program: 

Humber’s Home Renovation Technician diploma program covers both the technical and business aspects of the home renovation industry. You will study all facets of house construction and basic building systems, including building codes. Your courses will provide you with the business skills that you need to succeed in the industry, including management, estimating, finances and communications. Humber’s labs provide plenty of opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience. The program is offered in an accelerated format, enabling you to enter the workforce sooner by completing the equivalent of four semesters of study in three semesters, in one calendar year.

Your Career: 

The home renovation industry is booming, with Canadians spending nearly $41 billion a year to repair, remodel and update their homes. You can find employment as an assistant site superintendent, as a renovator’s helper or you can work in a specific sub trade, for example drywall, hardwood installation, trim work and more. With a few years of work experience, you could be ready to work in construction management or start your own business.

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
HMRN 100 Blueprint Reading
HMRN 103 Safety
HMRN 104 Rough Framing
HMRN 108 Building Systems 1
HMRN 211 Environmental Remediation
TMTH 110 Mathematics for the Home Renovation Technician
WRIT 108 English 1 for Skilled Trade Professionals
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
HMRN 150 Ontario Building Code Compliance
HMRN 151 Management for Home Renovators
HMRN 153 Wall System
HMRN 154 Building Systems 2
HMRN 156 Building Close-In and Insulation
WRIT 208 English 2 for Skilled Trade Professionals
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
HMRN 207 Financial for Home Renovators
HMRN 209 Finishes
HMRN 210 Kitchen and Bath
HMRN 212 Decks, Stairs and Railings
HMRN 213 Wall Systems 2
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective