Carpenters work in many areas of construction, including residential, commercial, industrial and maintenance projects. Most carpenters are involved in reading blueprints, selecting materials and methods of work, measuring, cutting and joining materials.
This program covers all course material received by a first-year carpenter apprentice, plus additional hands-on skills and safety training necessary to work on a jobsite.
The program will prepare students to enter the workforce and become an apprentice.
Carpenters' duties vary depending on the industry in which they work; residential, commercial, and industrial or maintenance construction. They may be involved in cribbing the basement, building the house framework or exterior finish, or building bridges, tunnels and towers. Carpenters may also specialize in one type of work such as framing, bench work or finishing carpentry.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive a SAIT Pre-Employment Carpenter certificate and can challenge the written and practical exams for first-year apprenticeship.
In order to be eligible for a SAIT credential, students must successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 50%:
- Math 10C or Math 10-3
- English Language Arts 10-1 or English Language Arts 10-2
There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.
To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|CSTN 201||Carpentry Construction Theory|
|CSTN 202||Construction Laboratory I|
|BLPR 214||Carpentry Blueprint Reading|
|MATH 249||Mathematics for Carpentry|
Students who complete the dual-credit Pre-Employment Carpentry program are eligible to earn:
- up to 15 high school credits
- a SAIT Pre-Employment Carpentry certificate
- the potential to write the Alberta Industry and Training (AIT) exams for first-year carpenter apprenticeship