Holland College | Heritage Retrofit Carpentry

Heritage Retrofit Carpentry

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry
  • 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

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.
https://www.hollandcollege.com/admissions/language-requirements.html

Fees for the academic year 2021/2022. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,297
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Graduation Fee $ 100
Total $ 5,165
   
1stinstallment due September 1 $ 3,446
2ndinstallment due January 6, 2022 $ 1,719
   
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 350
Materials/Supplies $ 200
Personal Protective Equipment $ 300
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fees $ 300
Total $ 1,150

 

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,297
International $ 4,400
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
International Health Fee $ 750
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Graduation Fee $ 100
Total $ 10,315
   
1stinstallment due September 1 $ 8,596
2ndinstallment due January 6, 2022 $ 1,719
   
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 350
Materials/Supplies $ 200
Personal Protective Equipment $ 300
Equipment/Tools/Registration Fees $ 300
Total $ 1,150

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

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

Program Overview


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

This program is located in the Centre for Applied Science and Technology. Take a virtual tour of the CAST building here.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program.

Red Seal


The Heritage Retrofit program enables you to earn 990 hours of apprenticeship time, putting you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you can register as an apprentice to continue your apprenticeship journey, ultimately completing the Red Seal Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.
 
The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.

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