Vancouver Career College’s Carpenter Foundations program prepares students for employment in the construction industry, working for companies involved in residential construction. Working in the classroom, lab and shop, students learn about safe work practices, building science, codes and bylaws as well as using a range of tools and shop equipment. They also develop effective reading, documentation and mathematics skills that they’ll use on the job.
Students have the opportunity to put their training to use during a 150-hour field study, gaining hands-on experience under the supervision of a carpenter. After successfully completing the technical training and in-school assessments, students are eligible to write the standardized carpenter exam through the Industry Training Authority and pursue a carpentry apprenticeship.
“You can have all of the information in the world, but there are always little tricks of the trade or secrets you learn when you’re working with your hands.” Evan F., Vancouver Career College Graduate
The program outline below is for British Columbia.
|SSSE||Student Success Strategies||25|
|TRES099||Trades Essentials Skills Labs||0|
|CARP100||Applying Safe Work Practices and Building Science||50|
|CARP121||Building Codes and Bylaws||25|
|CARP122||Documentation and Organization Skills||25|
|CARP130||Using Hand Tools in Carpentry||50|
|CARP131||Using Portable Power Tools in Carpentry||50|
|CARP132||Using Shop Equipment in Carpentry||25|
|CARP140||Using Levelling Instruments||25|
|CARP150||Building Location Layouts||25|
|CARP160||Footing and Wall Formwork||75|
|CARP170||Wood Frame Systems and Materials||25|
|CARP171||Building Floors and Support Systems||50|
|CARP172||Building Walls and Partitions||50|
|CARP173||Building Gable Roofs and Ceiling Joists||50|
|CARP174||Building Hip Roofs||25|
|CARP175||Building Straight Stairs||25|
|CARP190||Program Review and Final Exam Preparation||25|
|CESE||Career & Employment Strategies||25|