Carpenter Foundation Program - Foundation (2019/20)
|Total Cost (tuition & fees)||$3,193.62|
|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).
|Occupational First Aid Level 1 Fee:|
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 Occupational First Aid Level 1 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 $229.50 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 comprehensive 24 week Carpenter Foundation (pre-apprenticeship) program provides students with the skills, knowledge and training necessary to enter the various sectors of the construction industry (residential, light commercial, light industrial or the heavy construction) and covers the program competencies for Level 1 of the four-level Carpenter Apprenticeship program. Content covered includes construction drawings, building codes and bylaws, hand tools and portable and stationary power tools, ladders and scaffolds, concrete formwork, work frame construction as well as survey instruments and equipment. The program includes classroom theory, demonstrations, and practical hands-on experience in a carpenter workshop setting. Safe work habits are important in this trade and are emphasized, reinforced and practiced throughout the program.
Upon successful completion of the 24 week Carpenter Foundation program, students receive:
- Level 1 Technical Training credit from the Industry Training Authority of the 4 Level Carpenter Apprenticeship program
- 450 Work-based Training hours
- Certificate of Completion Carpenter Foundation (Industry Training Authority)
- College of the Rockies Certificate
Secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of a College of the Rockies assessment to an acceptable level.
The following education is highly recommended for student success within the program
- Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Trades Mathematics 11, or equivalent
- English 12
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
Visit our Trades Training Schedule for program start dates
Technical Training Content:
CAAP 101 Safe Work Practices Apply Shop and Site Safety Practices
- Apply shop and site safety practices
- Apply personal safety practices
CAAP 102 Documentation and Organizational Skills
- Use construction drawings and specifications
- Interpret building codes and bylaws
- Plan and organize work
- Perform trade math
CAAP 103 Tools and Equipment
- Use hand tools
- Use portable power tools
- Use stationary power tools
CAAP 104 Survey Instruments and Equipment
- Use leveling instruments and equipment
CAAP 105 Access, Rigging and Hoisting Equipment
- Use ladders, scaffolds and access equipment
- Use rigging and hoisting equipment
CAAP 106 Site Layout
- Lay out building locations
CAAP 107 Concrete Formwork
- Use concrete types, materials, additives and treatments
- Select concrete forming systems
- Build footing and vertical formwork
- Build slab-on-grade forms and suspended slap forms
- Install reinforcement and embedded items
- Place and finish concrete
CAAP 108 Wood Frame Construction
- Describe wood frame construction
- Select framing materials
- Build floor systems
- Build stair systems
- Build decks and exterior structures
CAAP 109 Building Science
- Control the forces acting on a building
Upon the successful completion of this program, students will be able to
- apply safe work practices;
- read, interpret specifications and sketch drawings;
- use leveling instruments and equipment;
- use access rigging and hoisting equipment;
- use and maintain hand tools properly and safely;
- use and maintain power tools properly and safely;
- use and maintain shop equipment;
- layout building locations;
- use concrete types, materials, additives and treatments
- Select concrete forming systems and build footings, vertical forms, slab-on grade and suspended slap forms;
- Place and finish concrete;
- Describe wood frame construction, select framing material and build floors, stairs, decks and exterior structures; and
- control forces acting on a building.