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.
Safety, Materials and Tools Theory
IN this course students will develop knowledge of materials, tools and all safety-related methods used to carry out procedures in basic carpentry.
Safety, Materials and Tools Practice
In this course students will demonstrate knowledge of materials, tools and all safety-related methods used to carry out procedures in basic carpentry.
Plans, Specifications And Codes
In this course, the apprentice obtains an understanding of the Ontario Building Code and the basics of blueprint reading and drafting.
Estimating, Calculations And Layout
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.
Metal Cutting And Welding
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.
Residential Construction Theory
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.
Residential Construction Practice
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.
Residential Print Reading and Math
In this course, students will demonstrate a knowledge of reading, interpreting, and estimating material quantities and costs based on specific residential plans and specifications.
Commercial Construction Theory
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.
Commercial Construction Practice
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.
Commercial Print Reading and Math
In this course students will demonstrate knowledge of reading, interpreting and estimating quantities/costs using commercial plans and specifications.
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.
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