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Carpentry Techniques

Available at: Kingston

Overview

Develop knowledge and practical skill in areas of carpentry, including blueprint reading, residential and commercial construction, framing, finishing, stair manufacture, surveying, fine woodworking, commercial building practices, and more. Spend 1/3 of each week in a hands on carpentry lab setting.

Highlights

Career Opportunities

This program is designed to help alleviate the chronic shortage of skilled trades workers in the construction industry. Job prospects are favourable and the satisfaction of creating or enhancing buildings and structures can be immense.  

Program graduates are prepared for a variety of opportunities working in residential or commercial construction and renovation. They may go on to specialize as a home builder, renovator, general carpenter, exterior siding installer, home and building inspector, green/sustainable builder, fine finish carpenter, project coordinator, manager or estimator. Graduates may find employment with general contractors, subcontractors, new home builders, woodworking shops, restoration contractors or as independent contractors running their own business. They will also find opportunities in retail including selling building materials in hardware stores, lumber yards and building centres.

Although Carpentry is a physical career, as a student you will find that your level of skill is more important than your strength.

Program Name

Carpentry Techniques

Program Code

0141

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

36 weeks

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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Additional Costs

Books and supplies: estimated $300.
Personal protective items: e.g. work boots, safety glasses: $150.
Tools: nail pouch, hammer, tape measure, combination square, utility knife, wood chisel: $200.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2019-20

Semester 1
CARP 105 Safety in Construction
CARP 106 Practices & Principles 1
CARP 107 Skills Techniques 1
CARP 116 Employment Skills I
CARP 159 Plans Specifications and Codes
CARP 160 Estimating Calculations and Layouts
GENE General Education Course

Semester 2
CARP 108 Principles & Practices 2
CARP 109 Energy Management
CARP 112 Residential Building Studies – Finishing Practices
CARP 110 Skill Techniques 2
CARP 177 Estimating, Calculations & Layout II
CARP 180 Plans, Specifications & Codes II

Semester 3
CARP 113 Applied Construction Math
CARP 114 Skill Techniques 3
CARP 115 Commercial Building Practices
CARP 118 Employment Skills II
CARP 182 Plans, Specifications and Codes III
CARP 183 Estimating, Calculations and Layout III

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including the following prerequisites:

    • Grade 12 English at the or C, U or E level
    • Grade 11 Math
    For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    The ECE program helped me develop a working knowledge of child development and hone my own approach to education. All of the instructors are informative and passionate, and encouraged me to constantly think outside the box. I already miss being there! Thank you, SLC!

    Krysty-Ann Bastable

    Program Contact

    Steve Dick
    SDick@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    dreamit@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    Current Grant Opportunities

    This program is considered a Red Seal trade (see www.red-seal.ca). Apprenticeship grants are designed to make a career in the trades an attractive choice and encourage more apprentices to complete their training. Eligible apprentices could receive up to $4,000, which can be used to pay for tuition, travel, tools, or other expenses.

    As per the Service Canada website, registered apprentices who have successfully finished their first or second year/level (or equivalent) in one of the Red Seal trades can apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG), which is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year/level up to a maximum of $2,000. And, registered apprentices who have completed their training and become a certified journeyperson in a designated Red Seal trade and who obtain either the Red Seal endorsement or a provincial or territorial Certificate of Qualification can apply for the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG), which is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. For more information visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca.

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