Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Courses



Students learn to interpret the carpentry safety requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Students will be able to identify unsafe work areas and apply essential safety procedures.

Servicing and Installation Methods

Students will be trained in the proper use of hand and power tools, as well as woodworking nomenclature, production methods and techniques. Students will learn interior and exterior residential finishes and apply selected finishes in the program. Students cover the fundamentals of describing and constructing footing, wall, column, pilaster, beam and stair forms. The program allows students to gain experience describing and installing suspended ceiling systems, steel stud and drywall systems, and accessories. It will teach students how to select and identify material used in residential and commercial construction.

Building Codes

Students will be able to identify types of residential foundations and building code requirements according to the Ontario Building Code, such as the layout and construction of various types of residential framing. Students will be able to estimate material quantities from residential plans and specifications.

Blueprint Reading

Students will obtain knowledge in reading and interpreting, drawings and sketches of layouts to calculate the requirements according to the building code. Students will also gain experience in identifying various types of plans and specifications.

Employability Skills

Resume Writing, Interview Skill Training, Customer Service Training, Communications Skills Training and Timesheet Skills Training.


  • Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
  • Pass an entrance test administrated by PAT
  • Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
  • Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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