Carpentry Foundation - Harmonized
Harmonized Carpentry Foundation students learn to read plans and use instruments, assemble and erect forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction, and install interior and exterior finishing for residential, commercial and industrial projects. Learners develop carpentry skills while working on practical projects, such as constructing a foundation and frame for a house.
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Dates and locations
|Experience Carpentry* with Harmonized Foundation & Harmonized Apprenticeship Level 2: February 2, 2019 - October 18, 2019||Terrace|
|February 3, 2020 - July 17, 2020||Smithers|
|Winter 20201||Terrace (Experience*)|
|Winter 20211||Terrace (Experience*)|
Learn from masters of the trade as you gain both your Foundations Level 1 and Level 2 industry training with the 10-month Experience Carpentry intake.
Future planned intakes may be subject to change. Please check back to confirm availability.
This program is being delivered at a public school where a BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check is required by the local school district; you will be studying in an area with children and vulnerable adults present. The cost of this check will be covered by the college. If you require more information you can contact an Admissions Officer at 1-877-277-2288 Ext 5203.
Carpentry Foundation and Residential Building Maintenance Worker (RBMW) Apprenticeship - Level 1 combined program. Contact the Trades Programs Coordinator for more information.
|Faculty Member||Campus Location|
|Brad Sousa, Coordinator||Terrace|
|Julie Enman||Prince Rupert|
The full-time, 24 week program is based on a major practical project such as building a foundation and house frame using standard platform or timber frame construction. Other projects may include building garden sheds, garages, small cabins and other small structures. Students must be prepared to participate in class projects in an outdoor environment.
|Use Safe Work Practices|
|Doc. & Organization Skills|
|Tools & Equipment|
|Survey Instruments & Equipment|
|Access, Rigging, & Hoisting Equipment|
|Wood Frame Construction|
- Grade 12 Required OR Mature Student
- English Studies 10 , English First Peoples 10or equivalent
- Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 (AWM 10) or equivalent
- Successful completion of a CAT Assessment Test
Unless otherwise noted, "Permission of Instructor" may be used to accept a student into a course(s) when the student does not meet course prerequisites and/or does not attain the required threshold on entry assessments. See the Admission and Registration section on the website for details on this policy.
Learners should be aware that many employers require Grade 12 completion.
Trades learners are encouraged to enhance their employability by enrolling in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1. OFA courses are scheduled throughout the year at CMTN.
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|Full-time:||24 Weeks||24 Weeks|
|Student Union Fees:||$83.48||$83.48|
|Total Program Cost:||$2,598.92||$8,619.61|
Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary.
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2019 for the 2019/20 academic year.
Books & supplies
Tool Kits are available for purchase through the CMTN Tool Crib. Kits are limited and reserved for students enrolled in specific Trades programs only. Tool kits do not include the required PPE and Supplies on the TOOLS/SUPPLIES LIST. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please pay for tool kits at the Registration Office.
In addition to the fees outlined in the Program Fees section, the following additional costs apply:
- Purchase of necessary learning resources (available at the CMTN Bookstore)
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Classroom Supplies
- Appropriate clothing
The work of a carpenter includes concrete formwork, wall and roof framing, and interior and exterior finishing. Carpenters have opportunities to work in:
- Light industrial
- Heavy construction fields in the areas of new construction
Carpenters can go on to become foremen, estimators, building inspectors, site superintendents or instructors.