Timber Framing - Foundation (2017/18)
|Total Cost (tuition & fees)||$5,761.84|
|International Tuition »|
All students that apply to the College are required to pay the $30 application fee. The application fee for international students is $100. Trades Apprenticeship students who are new to the College pay a one-time application fee per trade.
|Student Association Fee:|
For credit based courses there is an $11.50 student association fee for each course. The maximum student associate fee is 3 courses per semester for a total of $34.50. Some programs (Trades, Vocational & Health) are charged based on number of weeks they are in session. For these programs the student association fee is $2.30 per week of study (an 8 week program is charged $2.30 x 8 weeks = $18.40 fee).
|Bus Pass Fee:|
Students that are enrolled in full time studies at College of the Rockies pay a bus pass fee for unlimited access to public transit in the Cranbrook area. This fee only applies to students enrolled in an On-campus program at the Cranbrook and Gold Creek campus (online students are not required to pay bus pass fees).
This fee is for Occupational First Aid Level 1 and is required for this program. Occupational First Aid Level 1 is a 7-hour program that equips you with emergency skills needed to stabilize an injured person until trained help arrives. Areas covered include bleeding control, CPR, and conscious and unconscious choking. Students that have a valid PVHE-100 Certificate are not required to take this course.
Students in Trades related programs are required to pay a Toolbox fee.
|Health and Dental Fee:|
An annual fee of $225 for the Health & Dental Plan is charged to students registered in the Fall Term in nine or more face-to-face (in-class) credits/hours or enrolled in full-time programs lasting for at least nine weeks of study. This plan provides you with extended health and dental coverage for some of those services not covered by the BC MSP and other health-care programs.
*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.
This 13-week program is offered in Cranbrook, British Columbia. The hands-on Timber Framing Program provides students with instruction on how to: choose and cut various timber frame joints, lay out timbers using square rule, mill rule, centre line, and other techniques, conduct design/drafting basics, assemble and raise a frame and use basic geometry and trigonometry in framing. Graduates of the Program work with skilled trades people in the shop and on the jobsite. Students build 2-4 framing projects over the 13 week course, including a complete timber frame structure.
- A minimum of Math 11 apprentice and workplace or equivalent. Computers 11 (or equivalent) is highly recommended
Non Academic Prerequisites:
- Candidates should be physically fit (mobility/lifting), with good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and balance, able to work at heights and in adverse weather
- Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in the construction field
- Familiarity with basic hand and power tools used in carpentry/construction
Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates
- TIFR 101 History of Timber Framing
- TIFR 102 Apply Safety Practices
- TIFR 103 Drafting and Shop Drawings
- TIFR 104 Timber Conversion
- TIFR 105 Timber Grading Theory
- TIFR 106 Estimating and Pricing Skills
- TIFR 107 Math Skills
- TIFR 108 Techniques for Handling Timbers
- TIFR 109 Handling Tools and Equipment
- TIFR 110 Building Theory for Enclosure Systems
- TIFR 111 Timber Finishing
- TIFR 112 Transportation, Rigging and Raising
Upon the successful completion of this program, student should be able to:
- apply safe work practices in the Timber Frame Industry;
- read/interpret specifications and shop drawings;
- identify wood species and properties;
- use and maintain hand and power tools properly and safely;
- use and maintain shop equipment;
- lay out and cut timber frame joints;
- converse using timber frame terminology;
- hand draft timber frame details;
- solve frame dimensioning math problems;
- select and sort timbers for framing;
- lay out and cut common timber frame joints using several layout methods;
- conduct basic checks on layout before cutting;
- work independently and in teams to develop leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including project management and team building skills;
- have a basic understanding of computer electronic assisted drafting software;
- be aware of tension, compression, bending and shear loads as they apply to timber frame structures;
- design a basic timber frame structure;
- assemble a frame; and
- assist in the rigging and raising of a frame.