General Carpenter (Apprenticeship)

Program description

This 720-hour program, consisting of three 240-hour levels, 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. Completion of this program confers the graduate an Ontario College Certificate titled General Construction Carpentry Techniques - Apprenticeship.

Program details

Code: 0700
Delivery: Apprenticeship
Length: 720 hours
Start: Varies
Campus: Waterloo
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

Program contacts


Academic school

Trades & Apprenticeship

Fees & payment

  • Fees are set by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development as per the Offer of Classroom Training.
  • Books, safety equipment, tools, and parking fees are additional. For details, visit Orientation & support.
  • Applicants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Awards & scholarships

Conestoga College's Student Financial Services administers many awards, bursaries, scholarships and academic grants. Information and application forms for numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships are administered by Student Financial Services.

Many program-specific awards are administered by individual programs. Students should speak to their faculty or program coordinators about additional awards available in their program specific areas.

Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Safety, Materials and Tools Theory
CARP1830

Description:

IN this course students will develop knowledge of materials, tools and all safety-related methods used to carry out procedures in basic carpentry.

  • Hours: 64
  • Credits: 4
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Safety, Materials and Tools Practice
CARP1840

Description:

In this course students will demonstrate knowledge of materials, tools and all safety-related methods used to carry out procedures in basic carpentry.

  • Hours: 104
  • Credits: 5
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Plans, Specifications And Codes
DRWG1250

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
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Estimating, Calculations And Layout
MATH1260

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
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Metal Cutting And Welding
WELD1255

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
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Level 2

Course Details

Residential Construction Theory
CARP2210

Description:

In this course, 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
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Residential Construction Practice
CARP2220

Description:

In this course, 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
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Residential Print Reading and Math
MATH2430

Description:

In this course, students will demonstrate a knowledge of reading, interpreting, and estimating material quantities and costs based on specific residential plans and specifications.

  • Hours: 48
  • Credits: 3
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Level 3

Course Details

Commercial Construction Theory
CARP3020

Description:

In this course 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:
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Commercial Construction Practice
CARP3030

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:
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Commercial Print Reading and Math
MATH3170

Description:

In this course students will demonstrate knowledge of reading, interpreting and estimating quantities/costs using commercial plans and specifications.

  • Hours: 48
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Program outcomes

  1. Identify, select and safely use tools to complete a given task to supplied specifications, codes and/or instructions
  2. Evaluate, select and apply the appropriate construction material and fastening systems for a specific use in the industry.
  3. Adhere to the standards set forth in the Ontario Building Code for all types of construction.
  4. Apply the principles of drafting to the interpretation and production of sketches including survey and plot plans, and architectural, mechanical, and electrical drawings.
  5. Solve construction-related problems and plan and design small projects using a variety of mathematical concepts and techniques.
  6. Apply the principles of energy conservation to residential and commercial projects.
  7. Use computer technology to research and create material related to both residential and ICI sectors of the construction industry.
  8. Identify and work within the interdependence of skilled trades on a construction site to complete projects in a timely, financially-responsible, and ethical manners

Program handbook

Program handbook

Graduate opportunities

Carpenters (NOC 7271) construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials. 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


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