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Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship

Credential:
Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Trades & Apprenticeship
Program Code:
1123
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
WA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

The 34-week Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship certificate program will equip students who wish to make a career in the construction industry as a general carpenter with the basic skills required to secure a position as an apprentice, and to work safely and successfully in the industry. The curriculum provides the student with basic-level apprentice training and also provides additional skills designed to increase the student's general level of knowledge about the construction and renovation industry, thus increasing their value to prospective employers. In addition, the program incorporates components not found in the basic-level training, such as job search and communication skills and training in computer literacy and various computer applications.

For more information please contact ett4w@conestogac.on.ca or (519) 885-0300 ext. 5272. See Apprenticeship General Information. For more information contact preapp@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: 34-week Certificate program
Location: Waterloo
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 20

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an agreement between an individual who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. It is a combination of in-school training and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship can last two to five years, depending on the program. About 90% of the apprentice's time is spent learning practical skills on the job, while supervised by a qualified journeyperson. The rest is spent learning theoretical and technical aspects ofthe trade. Over time, the apprenticeship system of training has proven to be one of the world's most successful ways to learn.

Apprenticeship Training - General Information
Becoming a Journeyperson

Skilled workers (journeypersons) are in high demand in a broad range of occupations and make an important contribution to Canada's economic growth. If you are interested in becoming a journeyperson, you must first complete an apprenticeship. Women are encouraged to investigate the significant benefits of a career in a skilled occupation.

On-the-Job Experience

Once you have decided which occupation best suits your interests and talents, it is up to you to find an employer willing to employ you as an apprentice.

In-School Training

Conestoga College provides the in-school training portion for a variety of skilled trades. You will be released from work to attend trade school either in a block or a one-day-a-week format, depending on the trade and delivery options.

Program Requirements

Program Objectives

Tuition & Fees

This program is funded by the Government of Ontario and is free for qualified applicants. All applicants must meet eligibility requirements and attend an Information Session.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduate opportunities for WIST include general labour positions in the construction industry, carpentry apprenticeship, potential apprenticeship in construction-related industries/trades.

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

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.

Pre-Certification of Qualification

If you have more than five years of experience working in a trade-specific area from outside of Canada or within Canada, you may want to pursue challenging your Certificate of Qualification. For more information on Trade Equivalency Assessments contact the Ontario Colleges of Trades at 1-855-299-0028 or email at info@collegeoftrades.ca. Many Ontario colleges offer pre-certification courses in a variety of trade areas that assist you in preparing to write or re-write your certification exam. These also serve as excellent refresher courses.

For more information on part-time pre-certification programs to assist you in preparing for the Certificate of Qualification examination, check out the Conestoga College Continuing Education offerings at www.conestogac.on.ca or contact 519-824-9390 ext 6148.

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 for 2016 / 2017
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CARP1800 Construction Practices I

Description: This course will introduce students to materials and methods of construction used for basic woodworking projects as well as small scale residential concrete forming.
Hours: 224
Credits: 13
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CDEV1480 Employment Strategies, Communications and Computers

Description: With the use of internet browsers, computer file management systems, documents, spreadsheets, and various software applications, students will learn life-long employment strategies for career planning. Dealing effectively with employers, suppliers, co-workers and clients in the construction industry will also be explored.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1645 Estimating, Calculations and Layout I

Description: Students will review and study basic mathematics and geometry to solve problems related to the carpentry trade.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CARP1810 Construction Practices II

Description: The course will introduce students to materials and methods of construction used for residential framing, and interior and exterior finishes.
Hours: 204
Credits: 12
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CARP1820 Plans, Specifications and Codes

Description: With the use of internet browsers, computer file management systems, documents, spreadsheets, and various software applications, students will learn life-long employment strategies for career planning. Dealing effectively with employers, suppliers, co-workers and clients in the construction industry will also be explored.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENVR1020 Green Building

Description: This course will introduce the student to good practices of energy conservation, waste management, environmental impact, and indoor air quality management to projects.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1655 Estimating, Calculations and Layout II

Description: Students will apply basic math skills to trade-related problems and construction layout.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1990 Welding

Description: This course will introduce the student to the oxy-fuel welding, cutting and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes. The classroom theory component will present the theoretical principles and safety aspects. The shop component will allow the student to apply proper safety procedures and develop the required skills necessary for oxy-fuel welding, cutting and SMAW welding.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
FPLT1020 Field Placement (Women in Skilled Trades)

Description: Students will participate in trade related on-the-job training and apply safe work practices. The student will apply the skills taught in the in-school portion of the program and will demonstrate effective work habits, time management and organizational skills.
Hours: 320
Credits: 11
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

Apprenticeship Registration

Apprenticeship registration occurs after an employer is found. To register as an apprentice you or your employer may call the local Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099 or email to Kitchener.apprenticeship@ontario.ca to request registration and have an agreement prepared. Once you have registered as an apprentice and have received your offer of classroom training, you will be required to confirm your seat with Conestoga College and pay the appropriate classroom fee. Apprentices are enrolled to class on a first-come, first-served basis. All apprentices in Ontario are required to be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades www.collegeoftrades.ca. Information about apprenticeship registration can also be found on the Ministry website at www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training. Another helpful website is www.apprenticesearch.com.
For more information on apprenticeship, call the Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656 or the local Apprenticeship Office at 519-653-5758 or 1-866-877-0099. If you have questions pertaining to the in-school training portion, call Conestoga College at 519-748-5220 ext 2400.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

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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