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Carpenter - Year 3 - 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 program covers the third 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 Three 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.

Program Information:

This program is Level 3 of 4 levels of the British Columbia Carpenter Apprenticeship program.

Admission Requirements

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

Required: Apprentice should complete Year 2 technical training and pre-requisite number of work hours

Note: You should be physically fit (mobility, lifting), have good manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and balance, able to work at heights and in adverse weather.

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 Competencies:

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

  • identify materials;
  • use portable power tools;
  • use shop equipment;
  • frame residential housing;
  • interpret drawings and specifications;
  • use hand tools;
  • use survey instruments;
  • use special constructions features;
  • apply finishing materials;
  • carpentry theory and practical skills; and
  • communication and interpersonal skills related to the workplace.  

Technical Training Content:

CAAP 311 Documentation and Organizational Skills

  • Use construction drawings and specifications
  • Interpret Building Codes and Bylaws

CAAP 312 Tools and Equipment

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

CAAP 313 Survey Instruments and Equipment

  • Use site layout equipment

CAAP 314 Wood Frame Construction

  • Build stair systems
  • Build roof systems

CAAP 315 Finishing Materials

  • Install doors and hardware
  • Install windows and hardware
  • Install exterior finishes
  • Install interior finishes
  • Install cabinets

CAAP 316 Building Science

  • Control heat and sound transmission
  • Control air and moisture movement in buildings

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