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General Carpenter (Apprenticeship)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0700
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Academic Year:
2019 / 2020
Accelerated Delivery?
No

About the Program

This 720-hour program, which consists of a 240-hour level 1, a 240-hour level 2, and a 240-hour level 3, is designed to provide the apprentice with theoretical knowledge of all aspects of general carpentry as well as practical training necessary to complement the apprentice's on-the-job training experience.

Program Information

Length: 720-hour Ontario College Certificate program delivered in three components
Location: Waterloo
Start: Varies

Admission Requirements

Note:

What is Apprenticeship?

For information on the apprenticeship system in Ontario, including how to register as an apprentice, visit the apprenticeship section of our website.

Tuition & Fees

Fees are set by MTCU as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional.
Refer to the apprentice orientation page for further details on these additional fees (First Day Checklist).
Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Graduate Opportunities

General carpenters are employed in all aspects of the building industry, in new construction, renovation and maintenance of structures and buildings. Employers range from small private contractors to large corporations with job opportunities varying from fine interior finish work to heavy concrete formwork.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Exemption Testing

Apprentices may challenge the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels from a variety of trade-specific apprenticeship programs depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting first at level one. For more information about Exemption Testing - Apprentices and Non-Apprentices please visit: http://www.conestogac.on.ca/testing-services/exemption.jsp

Program Courses

Course Details (0700)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CARP1830 Safety, Materials and Tools Theory

Description: Students will develop knowledge of materials, tools and all safety-related methods used to carry out procedures in basic carpentry.
Hours: 64
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1840 Safety, Materials and Tools Practice

Description: Students will demonstrate knowledge of materials, tools and all safety-related methods used to carry out procedures in basic carpentry.
Hours: 104
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1250 Plans, Specifications And Codes

Description: In this course, the apprentice obtains an understanding of the Ontario Building Code and the basics of blueprint reading and drafting.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1260 Estimating, Calculations And Layout

Description: This module will provide the apprentice with an understanding of basic mathematics involving trade related problems in both metric and imperial formats. The apprentice will learn to apply basic principles of geometry to construction layout problems.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1255 Metal Cutting And Welding

Description: This course will introduce the student to the Oxyacetylene Cutting (OFC-A) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. The classroom component will reinforce the theoretical principles and safety aspects. The shop component will allow the student to learn and apply proper safety procedures and develop basic skills necessary for oxyacetylene cutting and SMAW welding on non-structural components.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CARP2210 Residential Contruction Theory

Description: Students will develop knowledge and skill in the layout and construction of residential foundations, floors, walls, roof types, interior and exterior finish and other common methods used to carry out procedures in residential carpentry.
Hours: 80
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP2220 Residential Contruction Practice

Description: Students will demonstrate knowledge and skill in the layout of foundations, layout and construction of floors, walls, roof types, interior/exterior finishes and other common methods used to carry out procedures in residential carpentry.
Hours: 112
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH2430 Residential Print Reading and Math

Description: Using residential plans and specifications, student will demonstrate knowledge of reading, interpreting and estimating quantities/costs.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
CARP3020 Commercial Construction Theory

Description: Students will develop knowledge and skill in commercial site and building layout, building and installation of concrete forms, layout and construction of stairs, layout and installation of commercial interior finishes, and timber construction theory.
Hours: 80
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP3030 Commercial Construction Practice

Description: Students will demonstrate knowledge and skill in commercial site and building layout, building and installation of concrete forms, layout and construction of stairs, layout and installation of commercial interior finishes, and common practices used for timber framing.
Hours: 112
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH3170 Commercial Print Reading and Math

Description: Using commercial plans and specifications, students will demonstrate knowledge of reading, interpreting and estimating quantities/costs.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Objectives

PHASE I

PHASE III

Program Handbook

Handbook

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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