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Carpentry - Year 1 - Apprenticeship (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$730.28
Tuition: $684.18
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:16.10
Total Fees:$46.10

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This program covers the first year competencies for the Carpentry Apprenticeship Program. Students are given training in a realistic shop setting. Emphasis is placed on the development of solid practical knowledge and skills to continue in a career in the construction industry. This program is taught through regular lectures, demonstrations and practical hands-on training. This 7 week program follows Year One of the British Columbia Carpentry Apprenticeship curriculum.

Students work on a variety of practical projects and are given instruction on tools and safety. In addition, students and workers are provided access to a variety of learning supports to assist them in the development of computer, math, writing and communication skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Sponsored Carpentry apprentice, OR
  • Journeyperson carpenter (for skills upgrading).

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes (Credit can be awarded for this program through FA)

Prior Learning Credit: Student may apply for prior learning credit with the ITA (Industry Training Authority), please visit www.itabc.ca

Apply: Apprenticeship application form

Start Dates:

Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates

Program Competencies:

Upon the successful completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • apply safe work practices;
  • read/interpret specifications and sketch drawings;
  • identify and use materials;
  • use and maintain hand tools properly and safely;
  • use and maintain power tools properly and safely;
  • use survey equipment;
  • use and maintain shop equipment;
  • build concrete formwork;
  • frame residential houses;
  • understand carpentry theory and practical skills; and
  • develop communication and interpersonal skills related to the workplace.

Technical Training Content:


CAAP 111 - Safe Work Practices

  • Apply Shop and Site Safety Practices
  • Apply Personal Safety Practices

CAAP 112 - Documentation and Organizational Skills

  • Describe carpentry trade
  • Use construction drawings and specifications
  • Interpret building codes and bylaws
  • Plan and organize work
  • Perform trade math

CAAP 113 - Tools and Equipment

  • Use hand tools
  • Use portable power tools
  • Use stationary power tools

CAAP 114 - Survey Instruments and Equipment

  • Use leveling instruments and equipment

CAAP 115 - Access, Rigging and Hoisting Equipment

  • Use ladders, scaffolds and access equipment

CAPP 116 - Site Layout

  • Layout building locations

CAAP 117 - Concrete Formwork

  • Use concrete types, materials, additives and treatments
  • Build footing and vertical formwork

CAAP 118 - Wood Frame Construction

  • Describe wood frame construction
  • Select framing materials
  • Build floor systems
  • Build wall systems
  • Build stair systems
  • Build roof systems

CAAP 119 - Building Science

  • Control the forces acting on a building

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