General Public Courses

General Home Maintenance

  • Are you a homeowner looking to develop some basic home maintenance skills?
  • Are you tired of paying too much for simple home repairs?
  • Are you considering a career in the trades but are unsure where to start?

If so, check out our General Home Maintenance course.

In a cooperative and upbeat environment, students learn basic home maintenance skills and tool techniques. Topics include carpentry, electrical, plumbing and drywall. Courses are hands-on and take place in our demonstration centres and interactive work areas. Our instructors are experts with years of experience in their respective trades.

Classes run from 6 to 9:30 pm, one night a week for nine weeks.  To keep a personalized, comfortable and safe experience, class sizes are capped at 12 participants.  All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: Introduction to General Home Maintenance
  • Week 2: Tools & Safety
  • Week 3: Trim Carpentry
  • Week 4: Basics of Electricity
  • Week 5: Electrical Repair & Troubleshooting
  • Week 6: Plumbing Basics
  • Week 7: Plumbing Repair
  • Week 8: Drywall Installation
  • Week 9: Drywall Finishing & Repair

Course Fee – $540

Note 1:  A non-refundable deposit of $270 is required upon registration. 

Note 2:  Classes are running at capacity and due to safety reasons, we cannot offer make-up classes.

Start Dates
Fall 2024 Tuesday, September 10, 2024 and

Thursday, September 12, 2024

Registration will open on-line at 9am on Tuesday, July 16th

Winter 2025 Dates to be determined
Spring 2025 Dates to be determined

For additional information please call 905-522-8686 or email

General Home Maintenance Signup

Corporate & Group Training

We offer customized hands-on training to corporations and groups that are interested in developing their knowledge with respect to the building trades (minimum of 10 participants required).

In addition, we offer certification in Emergency First Aid, CPR, and Working at Heights.

Our customized training service includes rental of our classroom and shop as well as instruction by licensed tradespeople.

If you would like to discuss how we could customize a training package for you, please email or call 905-522-8686.