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

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Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Construction Practices I
CARP1800

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. Topics include: safe working practices, hazard awareness, the use of personal protective equipment, and safety legislation, regulations; in addition to exploration of various trades other than carpentry involved in the residential construction process. Students will be exposed to the coordination of sub-trade work completed during the construction process.

  • Hours: 224
  • Credits: 13
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Employment Strategies, Communications and Computers
CDEV1480

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:
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Estimating, Calculations and Layout I
MATH1645

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 how to apply basic principles of geometry to construction layout problems.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Level 2

Course Details

Construction Practices II
CARP1815

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, fences and outdoor structures and guidelines for protecting outdoor structures from weather elements. Students will also construct simple interior and exterior structures using construction industry installation methods. Safe working practices, hazard awareness, the use of personal protective equipment and safety legislation and regulations will be reinforced.

  • Hours: 216
  • Credits: 11
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Print Reading, Specifications and Codes
CARP1820

Description:

In this course the student will interpret the structure, organization and relevant provisions of the Ontario Building Code, in addition to applying the basics of blueprint reading and drafting.

  • Hours: 24
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Estimating, Calculations and Layout II
MATH1655

Description:

In this course, students will apply basic math skills to trade-related problems and construction layout.

  • Hours: 24
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Metal Cutting and Welding
WELD1995

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the concepts of Oxy-Fuel Welding (OFW), 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 OFW, OFC, and the SMAW process. Students will practice welding various joint types on mild steel, while using several different filler metals. 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: 36
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 3

Course Details

Field Placement (Women in Skilled Trades)
FPLT1020

Description:

On-the-job training using the MAESD training standards for the General Carpenter trade applying the skills taught in-school. Demonstrate effective work habits, time management and organizational skills.

  • Hours: 320
  • Credits: 11
  • 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. Develop knowledge and skills in safe rigging practices.
  5. Interpret the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  6. Outline the history, organization and current trends related to the carpentry trade.
  7. Identify material used in residential and commercial construction.
  8. Interpret the Ontario Building Code.
  9. Interpret basic blueprint drawings and prepare free-hand sketches.
  10. Apply basic mathematics to solve trade-related problems.
  11. Apply basic principles of construction layout.
  12. Perform welding, cutting and brazing operations with standard oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding equipment.
  13. Describe materials and methods used to complete the interior and exterior of residential and light commercial buildings.
  14. Apply the basics of computer operating systems, file management, Microsoft Word and Excel toward the creation of simple documents and spreadsheets.
  15. Plan job-search strategies, develop interview skills and apply effective written and interpersonal communication skills.