General Carpenter

Duration: Approximately 4 years

Carpenters work not only with wood but also with steel, aluminum, and other metals. They are involved in doing the woodwork for all kinds of structures, from tables to bridges to skyscrapers, but they also install tiles, insulation, and more. Carpenters may also do “untraditional” tasks (such as welding), and are called more and more to use computers for drafting and lasers for layout. There are many specializations within the trade, including layout Carpenters, finish Carpenters, or framing Carpenters. General Carpenter apprentices are required to successfully complete all of the in school training as well as approximately 6000 hours of on the job training in order to be eligible to write their Certificate of Qualification.

Educational Requirements
Entrance requirement is a grade 10 (recommended grade 12)

Admission Requirements
Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the General Carpenter trade.

changing the trade name for each trade.

In-School Training
Northern College offers the three levels of in-class training needed for this apprenticeship program. Each level is approx. 240 hours in duration. Training is delivered in block release format. (8 consecutive weeks). Includes:

  • Safety, Materials & Tools
  • Plans, Specifications & Codes
  • Estimating, Calculating & Layout
  • Metal Cutting & Welding
  • Residential Construction
  • Commercial Construction

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