Tuition and Fees
How to Apply
Current Course Offerings
Program Delivery Location: Merritt
Start Dates: AUGUST 2016
John Chenoweth, Dean
This 24-week program provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to seek employment as an apprentice carpenter in the construction industry. The program introduces students to all aspects of the trades including the use of hand tools, portable power tools, and other equipment used by carpenters. Through the construction of a residential wood-frame project, students are given the opportunity to work with a variety of materials used by carpenters including lumber, panel products, concrete, fasteners and hardware. The focus is on developing practical skills for the construction workplace.
For more information on the curriculum and learning outcomes, please see the Industry Training Authority’s website, Level 1 program information: http://www.itabc.ca/program/carpenter
Graduates of this program receive credit for Level 1 apprenticeship technical training and may also be granted practical credit by the Industry Training Authority.
Students receive an NVIT Residential Construction Foundations Program certificate upon successful completion of the program. Graduates will also receive the Carpenter Foundation – Certificate of Completion from the Industry Training Authority.
Individuals who complete the ITA Carpentry Foundation program, with a minimum of 70% on the Level One Carpentry Final Exam, will receive the following credit toward completion of the Carpenter apprenticeship program:
Technical Training: Level 1
Work-Based Training: 450 hours
For more information please contact Student Services (250) 378-3300.