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The Carpentry Program
The Carpentry Program provides students with the opportunity to develop the
basic skills required for employment or post-secondary education in the building
Students will be instructed in the use of a wide variety of techniques associated
with the major areas of the building construction industry, in Carpentry, Woodworking,
Concrete and Drywall.
The Carpentry Program emphasizes ongoing safety practices in the proper use
and safe operations of tools and equipment used in the industry.
Graduates of the Carpentry Program are well prepared to continue their studies
at a post-secondary technical college, enter an apprenticeship program, and/or
compete for jobs in the construction trade.
Industry standard safety training for construction
sites and woodshop safety including but not limited
to WHMIS, PPE, ladders, scaffolding, and fall arrest
procedures, are built into all practical projects the
students participate in across all grade levels.
• Building Contractors
• Cabinet/Furniture Manufacturers
• Concrete contractors
• Interior/Exterior Finishing contractors
• Stair/Truss Manufacturers
• Window/Door Manufacturers
• Lumber and Material Suppliers
• Tool Suppliers
The grade nine course focuses on an introduction to
Heavy Industry Technology and the Building Construction
trade. Students will demonstrate the safe
use of hand tools, portable power tools and stationary
The Grade 10 course focuses on the introduction
of the Building Construction trade. Students will
demonstrate the safe use and maintenance of hand
tools and portable power tools to construct a variety
of related projects. An introduction to stationary
power tools will allow students to construct more
complex projects. Trade related mathematics principles
involving the addition and subtraction of fractions
and whole numbers, identiﬁcation of metric
measurements and the conversion to imperial units
of measurement are also covered.
The Grade 11 course introduces the student to what
it is like to work in the construction trade as a carpenter.
The students will be led through the basics
of residential wood frame construction and concrete
The Grade 12 course continues the student in construction
trade as a carpenter, and prepares them
for an entry level job or apprenticeship in carpentry.
The student is expected to take the lead in basic residential
wood frame construction, interior/exterior
finishing and concrete form work.
A combination of skills testing, test writing and project evaluation.