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Carpentry – Certificate

Carpentry – Certificate

Develop skills in many aspects of the carpentry trade – construction, building codes and safety.

Start Date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Credential:
Certificate
Locations:
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryiIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.
Availability
Ivany Campus/Online • Dartmouth Part time • Blended Waitlist

Program Overview

In this program, you develop skills and knowledge in many aspects of the carpentry trade. This includes constructing and installing wood products which meet national and local building codes. You gain an understanding of construction safety and industry practices. You also complete work terms where you apply your skills and knowledge in a real work setting.

i Student Highlights are comments provided by students about their experiences. Students also share information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

  1. 1
    Highlight"Being able to do some projects outside."
  2. 2
    Favourite"Learning in the shop."
  3. 3
    Why Take It"Good balance between school work and everyday life."

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

  • You benefit from our expert faculty who bring years of experience to the classroom and strong industry connections.
  • You learn the latest practices and technologies that employers require. The program is designed with the input of industry leaders to ensure you get current and relevant skills.
  • You experience practical, hands-on learning.
  • This program is a first step towards certification in the Carpenter trade. To become certified, you must register as an apprentice with Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA). Once registered, you can transfer credit from this program towards your apprenticeship.
  • Students who complete the program are eligible for advanced standing in the Carpentry Diploma and Heritage Carpentry programs. To qualify for advanced standing in Heritage Carpentry, students must complete the five-week work term at the Lunenburg Campus.

Employment Opportunities

  • As the demand increases for construction trades, so does the demand for qualified carpenters.
  • Graduates help fill the demand for qualified carpenters in the new housing and commercial construction market. Other opportunities exist in the renovation industry.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit careers.novascotia.ca.

Part-time Study

  • This program is only available for part-time study. You complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at Ivany Campus. No additional campus locations are available.
  • When applying for part-time study, you must meet all the admission requirements.
  • Once admitted, you are referred to a campus for course selection.
  • The time to complete the program through part-time study is two years.
  • Tuition for part-time study is calculated on a per-course basis and is paid at the beginning of each term.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Certification with a Red Seal – Carpenter is a designated trade in Nova Scotia. Graduates who complete an apprenticeship program in this trade are eligible to write the provincial certification exam, receive their certification and Red Seal. The Red Seal allows certified tradespersons to practise the trade in any province or territory in Canada – where the trade is designated – without having to write further examinations.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
CARP 1010   Construction Safety
CARP 1011   Tools I (Hand Tools)
CARP 1012   Tools II (Portable Power Tools)
CARP 1013   Foundations I (Site Layout)
CARP 1016   Foundations II (Forms and Footings)
CARP 1017   Tools III (Stationary Power Tools)
CARP 1023   Construction Mathematics and Estimating I
CARP 1100   Work Experience I
CARP 1201   Framing I
CARP 3001   Blueprint Interpretation Skills
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
SAFE 1025   Certified Fall Arrest and Protection
WORK 1100   Workplace Mentoring I

Additional Graduation Requirements

Milestone
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Next Steps

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