Career possibilities: Graduates will find employment as apprentice carpenters in residential, commercial or industrial construction. Work may include, but would not be limited to, framer, finisher, carpenters’ assistant and home renovation.
NIC's 24-week Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Certificate is the standard provincial program for entry into the carpentry trade and is well-recognized by the residential and commercial building industries. During the program, you will develop the carpentry skills and knowledge needed for employment in the construction industry.
The program follows the BC Provincial Apprenticeship Level 1 program competencies, while also providing significant time for practical hands-on skill development.
Upon successful graduation, you will receive an NIC Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Certificate and, upon entering into an apprenticeship, you will be eligible to receive credit for Level 1 technical training and 450 hours of work based credit toward your apprenticeship hours requirement.
Graduates of this program find employment as apprentice carpenters, in residential, commercial or industrial construction. Work may include concrete forming, framing, exterior finishing, interior finishing or home renovations.
Personal tools - do not purchase until after first day of class as instructor will advise best buys.
CFH-100 Introduction to the Carpentry Trade & Apprenticeship Training
CFH-101 Introduction to Essential Workplace Skills for Trades
CFH-102 Introduction to Worksite Safety
CFH-103 Documentation, Codes and Drawings
CFH-104 Carpentry Tools & Equipment
CFH-105 Site Layout and Survey Instruments
CFH-106 Footing and Wall Forming
CFH-107 Residential Framing
CFH-109 Building Science
*OFA-001 WHMIS General
*OFA-010 Occupational First Aid - Level 1
*Note: Students not having current, valid First Aid and WHMIS certification are required to take these courses to meet program requirements. Separate fees will be charged for First Aid and WHMIS.
A minimum average across the program of 70% is required to pass the program.
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
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Journeyman Carpenter, Red Seal Endorsed
Journeyman Carpenter (Red Seal 1994)
B. Ed University of British Columbia (2004)
M Ed. Curriculum Development University of Victoria (2015)