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Heritage Retrofit Carpentry

Developers and communities are seeking to re-use older structures, so the demand for heritage retrofit carpenters is high. In this program, you will learn the construction techniques that were used centuries ago and replicate them by combining traditional skills with the latest technology.

You’ll help preserve historic properties by upgrading and restoring them to structural standards and energy efficiency without compromising their character, aesthetic, or charm. Courses taken in this program include timber frame carpentry, restoration and renovation, finishing, energy efficiency, and architectural history.

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.

If you are interested in submitting a project for consideration please follow this link.

Heritage Retrofit Carpentry bursary opportunity:
This bursary is available exclusively for full-time HRC students. Each year $1000.00 will be awarded to students based on merit. There will be a total of three bursaries, $500, $250, $250.

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Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 1 year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Building contractors
  • Custom woodworking shops
  • Self-employment
  • Building supply yards


Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

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Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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