Carpentry and Joinery – Heritage

Algonquin College’s unique Carpentry and Joinery – Heritage program is aimed at students who are interested in the preservation, renovation, and restoration of historical architecture in Canada.

You will focus on contemporary construction techniques, traditional carpentry, and preservation techniques. In the end, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to produce the high quality work demanded in the field of heritage carpentry.

Awards & Bursaries

The Marshall Stevenson Scholarship Bursary is awarded annually to a student in the Carpentry and Joinery- Heritage program, who is entering his/her final year, is in financial need, had good academic standing and attendance, and is cooperative and helpful to others.

Please check our Awards & Bursaries page for other opportunities.

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Mobile DeviceBring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program at
(Please note this was previously referred to as a Mobile Learning Program)

Ontario College Diploma
2 Years

Program Code: 0530X01FPT
Academic Year: 2014/2015

Our Program

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program combines new construction technology with traditional carpentry techniques.

The first year of the program focuses on woodworking, joinery fundamentals and modern construction practices including framing, roofing and finish carpentry.

In the second year, students learn architectural joinery, millwork and traditional building methods of timber framing and log construction. Students also study historical Canadian architecture, construction methods and preservation techniques which provide them with the knowledge and skills to produce the high-quality work demanded by the field of heritage carpentry.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at . Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin's New Technology Store at educational rates.


This program is well-suited for students who: