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Carpentry - Year 2 - 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 provides the second 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 Two 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).

Recommended: Apprentice should complete Year 1 technical training and pre-requisite number of work hours.

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 power tools properly and safely;
  • use survey equipment;
  • use rigging and hoisting equipment;
  • build concrete formwork;
  • frame residential houses;
  • carpentry theory and practical skills; and
  • communication and interpersonal skills related to the workplace.

Technical Training Content:

CAAP 211 - Safe Work Practices

  • CAAP 211 Safe Work Practices

CAAP 212 - Documentation and Organizational Skills

  • Use construction drawings and specifications
  • Interpret building codes and bylaws

CAAP 213 - Tools and Equipment

  • Use portable power tools
  • Use oxy-fuel equipment

CAAP 214 - Survey Instruments and Equipment

  • Use leveling instruments and equipment
  • Use site layout equipment

CAAP 215 - Access, Rigging and Hoisting Equipment

  • Use ladders, scaffolds and access equipment
  • Use rigging and hoisting equipment

CAAP 216 - Site Layout

  • Lay out building locations
  • Prepare building site
  • Apply excavation and shoring practices

CAAP 217 - Concrete Formwork

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

CAAP 218 - Building Science

  • Control the forces acting on a building

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