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As the backbone of vibrant communities, your work as a carpenter will be in high demand, giving your career high earning and growth potential. With this trade, you’ll enjoy the flexibility of being an independent contractor or the security of working for larger organizations.

Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. Theoretical principles of construction are learned in the classroom, while the majority of the time is spent in the shop where students learn and gain mastery of practical carpentry skills. Early activities include the fabrication of small projects where students learn safe practices, proper tool use and fundamental construction techniques. Gradually, students build structures of increased complexity that simulate real-world construction scenarios. Students learn to lay out buildings and to construct concrete formwork, floors, walls, roofs, and stairs in compliance with BC Building Code standards.

Educational Benefits

Theoretical principles of carpentry

Practical in-shop training

450 work-based hours (towards your “on-the-job apprenticeship component”)

Credit for your level one technical training

Knowledge of provincial and national codes

This 24-week program prepares learners for entry level positions as apprentice carpenters with home builders or building contracting companies involved in residential, commercial, or industrial construction. Students earn credit for the Level One technical training component of the carpentry apprenticeship as well as advance credit for 450 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of an apprenticeship.

Job Duties

Concrete, wood and metal frame construction

Installation of interior and exterior finishing

Residential, commercial and industrial projects

Conforming to plans, specifications and local building codes

Graduates of the Carpentry Foundation Program at Selkirk College typically find employment as apprentice carpenters engaged in the construction of wood, metal and concrete structures in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial settings. You'll get practical experience and detailed in-class training so you’ll know how to create buildings from the ground-up and deliver the results employers want.

Youth Train in Trades

The Youth Train in Trades program was formerly known as Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training (ACE IT). It is designed to help secondary school students get a head start on careers in the trades while earning credit towards their high school graduation. Learn more online at Industry Training Authority.

Careers

Carpenters perform all work in connection with the assembly and erection of forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction, and install interior and exterior finishing for residential, commercial and industrial projects, while conforming to plans, specifications and local building codes.

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School of Industry and Trades

خيارات الدراسة

دوام كامل (24 أسابيع)

رسوم التسجيــل
CAD$10,688.68 (US$ 8,795) سنوياً
Foundation – Tuition: CAN $10,688.68, Total estimated cost: CAN $14,629.94 (Includes tuition, program fees, mandatory fees, student union fees, Books & Supplies)
تاريخ البدء

3 أغسطس 2021, 2 أغسطس 2022

مكان عقــد الدورة

Silver King Campus (Nelson)

2001 Silver King Road,

British Columbia (BC),

V1L 1C8, Canada

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للطلاب من الولايات المتحدة

Students must have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or Be 19 years of age or older, or Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal, or Be considered by the Admissions & Standards Committee or Registrar to be capable of succeeding in college courses in view of your particular circumstances. English Language Proficiency Requirements: submission of a TOEFL score of IBT 80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 or better; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better.

للطلاب الدوليين

Selkirk College's Admission Requirements:

Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or

Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or

Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

Carpentry Foundation Academic Requirements

The following admission requirements are specific to the Carpentry Foundation program:

Workplace Math 11, or Selkirk ABE Math 46, with minimum of 60% or better

Consideration will be given to mature individuals (19 years or older) who are not senior secondary school graduates, provided they are working to complete the recommended education

Grade 10 or equivalent including English 10, Mathematics 10

Grade 12 preferred

Submission of a TOEFL score of IBT 80 or better; or

Submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 or better; or

Submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better.

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