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Carpenter Apprenticeship

Location(s): Dawson Creek


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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 while others are self-employed. Carpenter is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial 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. Levels 1 - 3 reflect harmonized curriculum.

If a student currently works as a Carpenter and has an employer who will provide on- the-job training, s/he is eligible to enroll in apprenticeship training. An apprenticeship is a three-party agreement between the apprentice, the employer, and SkilledTradesBC.

Students receive training according to the provincial apprenticeship curriculum, as established by SkilledTradesBC, pertinent to the apprenticeship level in which the student is enrolled. Upon successful completion of all four levels and appropriate time in the trade, the student may be eligible to write the Inter-Provincial exam as a Carpenter.

Career Prospects


Opportunities exist in the local and regional industry for Carpenters. Above average salaries are offered, as well as, excellent working environments.

Details


Intakes


Location Level Starting Type
Dawson Creek 1 May 2024 Cohort  
Dawson Creek 2 October 2023 Cohort  
Dawson Creek 3 January 2024 Cohort  
Dawson Creek 4 March 2024 Cohort  

Length


Level 1 is 210 hours; approximately 7 weeks long.

Level 2 is 210 hours; approximately 7 weeks long.

Level 3 is 210 hours; approximately 7 weeks long.

Level 4 is 210 hours; approximately 7 weeks long.

Estimated Program Fees


Program fee type: Trades/Apprenticeship

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.

Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

 
Tuition
Student Fees
Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Total
Level 1
$ 718.20
$ 67.38
$ 130.04
$ 915.62
Level 2
$ 718.20
$ 67.38
$ 130.04
$ 915.62
Level 3
$ 718.20
$ 67.38
$ 130.04
$ 915.62
Level 4
$ 718.20
$ 67.38
$ 130.04
$ 915.62

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
International
Medical Insurance
Total
Level 1 $ 2,580.90 $ 67.38 $ 130.04 $ 276.00 $ 3,054.32
Level 2 $ 2,580.90 $ 67.38 $ 130.04 $ 276.00 $ 3,054.32
Level 3 $ 2,580.90 $ 67.38 $ 130.04 $ 276.00 $ 3,054.32
Level 4 $ 2,580.90 $ 67.38 $ 130.04 $ 276.00 $ 3,054.32

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Admission Requirements


Level 1: Registered Apprentice with SkilledTradesBC or proof of successful completion of related Foundation Trades Training program.

Level 2: Successful completion of Level 1 Apprenticeship Technical Training or successful challenge of the SkilledTradesBC Level 1 Placement Exam

Level 3: Successful completion of Level 2 Apprenticeship Technical Training or successful challenge of the SkilledTradesBC Level 2 Placement Exam

Level 4: Successful completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship Technical Training or successful challenge of the SkilledTradesBC Level 3 Placement Exam

Important Notes


  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans.

  2. Students must provide personal protective equipment (footwear having CSA safety-toe protection and CSA safety glasses with clear lenses).  Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.

  3. The program is affiliated with SkilledTradesBC.

Program Requirements


Residency Requirement 100% of each level must be completed at Northern Lights College or by approval of the Dean
Minimum Grade Requirements 70% minimum in all courses
Gap Training Students may be required to attend and complete gap training when transitioning from Classic to Harmonized levels

Note:


In addition, students may be required to attend and complete Gap Training when transitioning from Classic to Harmonized levels.

Credential


Training results are reported to SkilledTradesBC

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