Short course introduction

  • The Carpentry program prepares students to practice the trade of carpenter in different sectors, mostly in residential, institutional and commercial construction and in civil engineering and road works. Carpenters carry out a variety of tasks, such as laying out projects and buildings; pouring concrete footings, foundations and walls; making concrete columns, slabs, beams and stairs; building wood or metal floors and walls; building roofs; setting up scaffolding and temporary structures; installing doors and windows; insulating building envelopes and various other building elements; building permanent and temporary divisions; finishing the interior and exterior of a building; building wood stairs; installing modular furniture; and coordinating, analyzing, collecting, calculating and comparing data, particularly when establishing an estimate for repairs or remodeling.

Possible fields of work

  • Carpenter
  • Residential and commercial installer and servicer

Course Content with Hours and Credit Breakdown

Statement of competency Hours Credits
To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites 30 2
To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
To use hand tools and portable electric tools to join materials 75 5
To process information contained in drawing, specifications and sketches 90 6
To do planning calculations 45 3
To perform alignment and levelling operations 60 4
To perform scaffolding, lifting and handling operations 45 3
To build and install furniture and finishing accessories 90 6
To construct forms for footings, foundation walls and concrete walls 105 7
To perform operations related to the construction of deep foundations 30 2
To construct forms for concrete columns, beams, slabs and stairs 105 7
To frame floors 60 4
To frame walls 90 6
To build roofs 105 7
To performing insulating, soundproofing and ventilation operations 45 3
To do exterior finishing work 105 7
To do interior finishing work 120 8
To build wood stairs 120 8
To prepare to enter the work force 15 1

Heavy equipment mechanics