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Characteristics of Carpenters:

  • Stand, crouch, kneel for long periods of time

  • Manual dexterity

  • Balance for working on scaffolding

  • Solve arithmetic problems quickly/accurately

  • Get along well with others on a work team


What You'll Learn

  • How to read blueprints and follow building codes

  • How to use construction hand and power tools

  • How to measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials on site

  • How to build foundations, install floors, sub-flooring, walls and roofs

  • How to install doors, stairs, moulding and hardware


Key Job Skills

  • Critical thinking and coordination

  • Hand and power tool operation

  • Construction site layout

  • Formwork and framing

  • Finishing materials 

Is carpentry the career for me?

Carpenters build and repair a vast array of structures made of wood, wood-substitutes and other materials.  Many work for construction companies, contractors and maintenance departments; others are self employed.  “Carpenter” is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.  Carpenters assemble and erect forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction and use plans and instruments to prepare for excavating and    shoring. On smaller projects, they direct   concrete placement, and install exterior and interior finish materials such as siding, doors, windows and cabinets.

What are my Career Options?

  • Building contractors

  • Construction carpenter

  • Maintenance departments

  • Self employed journeyman



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Program Start Date:

This program will not be running for the 2024-2025 school year.


Program Length:

42 Weeks

Program Fees & Tuition:

Fees apply to this program. Please contact our office for details.


  • Grade 10

  • Math 11 (any)

  • Socials Studies 11

  • Science 11

  • English Language Arts 11

Recommended Courses:

  • Woodwork 11/12

  • Drafting 11/12

  • Work Experience 12

  • Youth Work in Trades



  • SkilledTradesBC Carpenter Level 1

  • Technical Training

  • OFA1/Emergency First Aid


  • Fall Protection

  • Hilti

  • Construction Safety Training System

  • Super Host

If you are interested in applying for the Carpentry Program, please contact the office for an application. 

Our Sponsors

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Information Night March 5, 2024
5:15pm registration 5:30pm start


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