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Carpenter - Level 1 - Apprenticeship (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$743.93
Tuition: $697.83
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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 7-week program delivers the skills, knowledge and training required for Level 1 of the 4-Year Carpenter Apprenticeship program. Program competencies covered include the safe and effective use of hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power tools, skills for interpreting building codes and bylaws, skills in surveying, and rigging and hoisting of equipment. Apprentices learn techniques related to concrete form work and wood frame construction. This program includes classroom theory, demonstrations and practical hands-on training in a carpenter shop setting. Safe work habits are emphasized, reinforced and practiced throughout the program.


Admission Requirements

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

Flexible Assessment (FA): No

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 Design:

Apprenticeship programs cover the general area competencies (GAC) for the program as sourced from curriculum documents provided by Industry Training Authority (ITA). The Technical Training Topics are listed under the Technical Training Content section of this document, and related competencies are listed under the Program Competencies section. College of the Rockies is accredited by ITA to deliver apprenticeship programs.


Technical Training Content:

CAAP 111 Safe Work Practices

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

CAAP 112 Documentation and Organizational Skills

  • 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
  • Use rigging and hoisting equipment

CAPP 116 Site Layout

  • Lay out building locations

CAAP 117 Concrete Form work

  • Use concrete types, materials, additives and treatments
  • Select concrete forming systems
  • Build footing and vertical form work
  • Build slab-on-grade forms and suspended slab forms
  • Install reinforcement and embedded items
  • Place and finish concrete

CAAP 118 Wood Frame Construction

  • Describe wood frame construction
  • Select framing materials
  • Build floor systems
  • Build stair systems
  • Build decks and exterior structures

CAAP 119 Building Science

  • Control the forces acting on a building

Program Competencies:

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

  • apply safe work practices in the shop and on work sites;
  • use construction drawings and specifications;
  • interpret building codes and bylaws;
  • use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and stationary power tools properly and safely;
  • use leveling instruments and equipment;
  • use ladders, scaffolds, rigging and hoisting equipment properly and safely;
  • build concrete form work and place and finish concrete;
  • describe wood frame construction and select framing materials;
  • build floors, stairs, decks and exterior structures; and
  • describe the forces acting on a building.

The program competencies covered in this program follow Industry Training Authority harmonized curriculum.  


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