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Carpenter - Year 4 - 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 fourth 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 Four 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 4 of 4 levels of the British Columbia Carpenter Apprenticeship program.  


Admission Requirements

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

Recommended: Apprentice should complete Year 3 technical training and pre-requisite number of work hours

Note: Apprentices are not eligible to write their inter-provincial exam unless they are approved by ITA. Upgraders (challengers) will require ITA approval to write the inter-provincial exam. You should be physically fit (mobility, lifting), have, good manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and balance and be 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:

  • interpret drawings and specifications;
  • use shop equipment;
  • use survey instruments;
  • use special construction features;
  • apply finishing materials;
  • identify materials;
  • use rigging and hoisting equipment;
  • use site layout;
  • apply building science;
  • build concrete formwork;
  • frame residential housing;
  • employ carpentry theory and practical skills; and
  • use communication and interpersonal skills related to the workplace.

Technical Training Content:

CAAP 411 Documentation and Organizational Skills

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

CAAP 412 Survey Instruments and Equipment

  • Use site layout equipment

CAAP 413 Perform Site Layout

  • Prepare building site

CAAP 414 Concrete Formwork

  • Install specialized formwork

CAAP 415 Wood Frame Construction

  • Build stair systems
  • Build roof systems
  • Build specialized framing systems
  • Perform renovations and additions
  • Build timber and engineered wood construction
  • Build decks and exterior structures

CAAP 416 Finishing Materials

  • Describe roofing materials
  • Install interior finishes
  • Install interior floor, ceiling and wall systems

CAAP 417 Building Science

  • Control the forces acting on a building

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