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Carpenter - Year 2 - 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 7-week program delivers the skills, knowledge and training required for Level 2 of the 4-Year Carpenter Apprenticeship program. Topics covered include safe work practices; portable and stationary power tools and oxy-fuel equipment; building codes and bylaws; construction drawings and specifications; survey instruments and equipment; site layout; concrete formwork; wood frame construction; finishing materials; and building science.

This program includes classroom theory, demonstrations and practical hands-on training in a carpenter shop setting. Safe work habits are emphasized, reinforced and practiced throughout the program.


Credentials Granted:

Upon successful completion of the 7-week Level 2 Carpenter Apprenticeship program, students receive:

  • Level 2 Technical Training credit of the Carpenter Apprenticeship program from the Industry Training Authority.

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): 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


Technical Training Content:

CAAP 201 Documentation and Organizational Skills

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

CAAP 202 Tools and Equipment

  • Use portable power tools
  • Use stationary power tools
  • Use oxy-fuel equipment

CAAP 203 Survey Instruments and Equipment

  • Use site layout equipment

CAAP 204 Site Layout

  • Lay out building locations

CAAP 205 Concrete Formwork

  • Build slab-on-grade forms and suspended slab forms
  • Place and finish concrete

CAAP 206 Wood Frame Construction

  • Select framing materials
  • Build wall systems
  • Build stair systems
  • Build roof systems

CAAP 207 Finishing Materials

  • Describe roofing materials
  • Install doors and hardware
  • Install windows and hardware
  • Install exterior finishes

CAAP 208 Building Science

  • Control the forces acting on a building
  • Control heat and sound transmission
  • Control air and moisture movement in buildings

Program Competencies:

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

  • Apply safe work practices in the shop and on work sites
  • Use construction drawings and specifications
  • Interpret building codes and bylaws
  • Use portable power tools, stationary power tools and oxy-fuel equipment properly and safely
  • Use site layout equipment
  • Layout building sites, prepare building sites and apply evacuation and shoring practices
  • Use concrete types, materials, additive and treatments, and place and finish concrete
  • Select concrete forming systems, build vertical and footing framework and install specialized formwork, build concrete stair forms
  • Build slab-on grade and suspended slab forms
  • Select framing materials
  • Build wall systems, stair systems and roof systems
  • Describe roofing materials and install doors and hardware, windows and hardware and exterior finishes
  • Control the forces acting on a building, heat and sound transmission, and air and moisture movement in buildings

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