Pre-Apprenticeship General Carpenter/Welder

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Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Academic Upgrading
ATST1010

Description:

This course will prepare students for entry into trades and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply problem-solving strategies, reasoning skills, and mathematical concepts and procedures to solve problems to improve mathematical and communication skills. Relevant topics will be selected for each student from within the major categories of pre-algebra, algebra, measurement, data analysis and geometry/trigonometry. This course will also enable students to strengthen their communication skills in workplace reading and writing.

  • Hours: 60
  • Credits: 4
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Construction Practices and Safety
CARP1880

Description:

In this course students will be introduced to the materials and methods of construction used for interior and exterior finishes and structures in residential construction. Content includes exploration of interior wall, ceiling and trim finishes and exterior wall, cornice, roof finishes, assembly of outdoor structures; in addition to methods used for the construction of decks and fences. Safe working practices, hazard awareness, the use of personal protective equipment and safety legislation and regulations will be reinforced.

  • Hours: 200
  • Credits: 10
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Computer Applications
COMP1127

Description:

Students will receive training on computer operating systems (Windows), as well as training on basic word processing and spreadsheets.

  • Hours: 26
  • Credits: 2
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Employment Strategies and Workplace Exposure
ETR1120

Description:

Students will prepare to enter the job market and will be given the opportunity explore a variety of workplaces in this course. Life-long career planning strategies will be the focus including networking, interview and researching skills; developing a personalized resume and cover letter; and understanding current labour market information. They will also develop and enhance skills in teamwork, decision making and goal setting. A variety of workplace tours will be included to increase their knowledge of the trade and industry.

  • Hours: 36
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Metal Cutting and Welding
WELD1145

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the concepts of Oxy-Fuel Welding (OFW), Braze Welding (OFB) and Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC). Online theory class will cover the safe set up and working practices of these processes as well as introduce the student to the fundamental concepts involved in each process operation. The shop component will see the student implement safe working practices along with skills development in OFW, OFB and the OFC process. Students will practice welding various joint types on mild steel using the above welding processes and use the OFC process to make straight and bevel cuts, pierce holes and cut shapes out of mild steel plate. Students will learn about the required equipment and demonstrate proper and safe setup procedures.

  • Hours: 24
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

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 student 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 course will provide the student with an understanding of basic mathematics involving trade related problems in both Metric and Imperial formats. The student will learn to apply basic principles of geometry to construction layout problems.

  • Hours: 32
  • Credits: 2
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Introduction to SMAW
WELD1155

Description:

In this course, the student is introduced to the concepts of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Online theory modules will cover the safe set up and working practices of this process as well as introduce the student to the fundamental operational ideas involved. The shop component will enable the student to implement safe working practices along with skills development in the SMAW process. Students will practice joining mild steel using different electrodes on various joint designs while learning about the required process equipment and demonstrate safe set up procedures and proper usage.

  • Hours: 16
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD1145
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Welding and Metal Cutting
WELD1295

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the concepts of Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), and the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Online theory modules will cover the safe set up and working practices of these processes, as well as introduce the student to the fundamental concepts involved in each process operation. In the shop, the student will implement safe working practices along with skills development in the OFC and the SMAW process. Students will practice welding various joint types on mild steel, while using several different electrodes. The OFC process will be used to make straight and bevel cuts, pierce holes and to cut shapes out of mild steel plate. Students will also learn about the required equipment and demonstrate proper and safe set up procedures.

  • Hours: 16
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 3

Course Details

Field Placement - Pre-Apprenticeship General Carpenter)
FPLT1540

Description:

Students will participate in on-the-job training using the apprenticeship training standards for the respective trade. 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: 280
  • Credits: 10
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Program outcomes

  1. Identify, select and use hand and power tools.
  2. Identify types of wood and describe the properties of lumber.
  3. Identify and apply joints and fasteners.
  4. Interpret the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  5. Identify material used in residential and commercial construction.
  6. Interpret the Ontario Building Code.
  7. Interpret basic blueprint drawings and prepare free-hand sketches.
  8. Apply basic mathematics to solve trade-related problems.
  9. Apply basic principles of construction layout.
  10. Perform welding, cutting and brazing operations with standard oxy-acetylene and shielded metal arc welding equipment.
  11. Describe materials and methods used to complete the interior and exterior of residential and light commercial buildings.
  12. Apply the basics of computer operating systems, file management, Microsoft Word and Excel toward the creation of simple documents and spreadsheets.
  13. Plan job-search strategies, develop interview skills and apply effective written and interpersonal communication skills.