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Students enrolling in the Carpentry course should enjoy working with their hands and be willing to do physical work, both inside and outside in all types of weather. Students will learn a wide variety of skills related to carpentry, cabinet making and woodworking. SAFETY is emphasized throughout the course.
Areas of study include:
· Hand Tools
· Portable Power Tools
· Stationary Woodworking Machines
· Cabinet Making
· Roof Framing
· Framing (wood frame house construction)
· Window and Door Construction/Installation
· Stair Construction
· Concrete Forming and Estimating
· Surveying and Rrint Reading
· CNC Routing/Milling
· Interior/Exterior Finishing
Grade 10 (1 Credits) CA584V1S
In the first year, students are introduced to measurement, use and care of hand tools, portable power tools, stationary woodworking machines, project design and layout, material selection, and basic finishing techniques.
Grade 11 (4 Credits) CA000V30
Emphasis is on developing carpentry skills. The first part of the year is spent on design, layout and construction of cabinets; the remainder is devoted to roof framing and wood frame house construction.
Grade 12 (4 Credits) CA000V40
Students will learn to layout, construct and install windows and doors. They will also learn how to layout and build stairs according to local building codes. The final part of the year is spent on surveying, print reading, concrete forming, and work experience.
Graduates from this program will have the required skills for employment in the following:
· Building Contractors
· Cabinet/Furniture Manufacturers
· Concrete Contractors
· Interior/Exterior Finishing Contractors
· Stair/Truss Manufacturers
· Window/Door Manufacturers
· Lumber and Material Suppliers
· Maintenance Work
· Tool Suppliers
The Carpentry program is level 1 accredited. Students can further their skills through apprenticeship or studies at a community college.