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Duration

34 weeks

  Kitchener-Waterloo

Sep 6-Apr 28

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

The 34-week WIST Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter General certificate program will equip you to enter the trade of general carpentry with the basic skills required to secure a position as an apprentice, and to work safely and successfully in the industry. The curriculum provides basic-level apprentice training and additional skills designed to increase general level knowledge about the construction and renovation industry. In addition, the program incorporates components not found in the basic-level training, such as job search and communication skills, training in computer literacy and various computer applications.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify, select and use hand and power tools.
  • Identify types of wood and describe the properties of lumber.
  • Identify and apply joints and fasteners.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in safe rigging practices.
  • Interpret the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Outline the history, organization and current trends related to the carpentry trade.
  • Identify material used in residential and commercial construction.
  • Interpret the Ontario Building Code.
  • Interpret basic blueprint drawings and prepare free-hand sketches.
  • Apply basic mathematics to solve trade-related problems.
  • Apply basic principles of construction layout.
  • Perform welding, cutting and brazing operations with standard oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding equipment.
  • Describe materials and methods used to complete the interior and exterior of residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Apply the basics of computer operating systems, file management, Microsoft Word and Excel toward the creation of simple documents and spreadsheets.
  • Plan job-search strategies, develop interview skills and apply effective written and interpersonal communication skills.

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