Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Carpentry

Designed for: students in grades 11 and 12

Delivery: Blended

Length: 8 months

Intake: Fall 2023 and Fall 2024


Train to construct and repair buildings and other structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel, and other materials.

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 job site. The program will prepare students to enter the workforce and become an apprentice. 

It’s a great introduction to carpentry even with no background knowledge of the program/course.

Dual-credit Carpentry student

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 or 12 who:

  • enjoy working with their hands; and
  • are considering a career in the construction trades.

Pathways to post-secondary

The skills explored in this program can lead to many different post-secondary pathways, including:

Admission requirements

Students should be entering grade 11 or 12 in the same academic year as they begin Dual-Credit Pre-Employment Carpentry.

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, Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10
  • 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. 

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How to apply

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Course Code Course Name SAIT Credits High School Credits*
CSTN-201 Carpentry Construction Theory 3.0
CSTN-202 Construction Laboratory I 6.0
BLPR-214 Carpentry Blueprint Reading 1.5
MATH-249 Mathematics for Carpentry 1.5

*up to a total of 15 high school credits for all four courses.

Contact us

SAIT Youth Programs
403.284.8906 youth.programs@sait.ca