2014/15 Program

Home Renovation Technician

Our Program

Our 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. Humber’s labs provide plenty of opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience. You will also take courses dealing with the business skills that you need to succeed in the industry, including management, estimating, finances and communications.

The program is offered in an accelerated format, enabling students 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 work in a specific sub trade for example drywall, hardwood installation, trim work and many more. With a few years of work experience, you could be ready to work in construction management or start your own business.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U)
  • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


The 2014/2015 fee for three semesters is
• 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.


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
HMRN 102 Blueprint Reading
HMRN 103 Safety
HMRN 104 Rough Framing
HMRN 108 Building Systems 1
HMRN 303 Environmental Remediation
TMAT 110 Mathematics for the Home Renovation Technician
WRIT 108 Technical Communications 1 for Skilled Trade Professionals

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
HMRN 201 Ontario Building Code Compliance
HMRN 202 Management for Home Renovators
HMRN 204 Building Close-In and Insulation
HMRN 206 Wall System
HMRN 208 Building Systems 2
HUMA 024 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
WRIT 208 Technical Communications 2 for Skilled Trade Professionals

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
GNEDG000 General Education Electives
HMRN 210 Kitchen and Bath
HMRN 301 Financial for Home Renovators
HMRN 308 Decks Stairs and Railings
HMRN 309 Finishes
HMRN 316 Wall Systems 2