Courses may include
These are some of the courses offered in this program. It is not a complete list and courses are subject to change in advance of the academic year.
Recognizing prior learning / transfer credits
If you have previous learning (course, employment, etc...) that's relevant to your program, you may be able to apply to earn credit. Not all programs are eligible. Learn about our recognizing prior learning (RPL) process.
CARR 1001 - Architectural Styles
With the renewed interest in the perseveration of historically significant buildings it has become incumbent upon the restoration carpenter to possess a working familiarity with the broad characteristics of architectural styles. This course will focus on the study of architectural styles as they appear in our local landscape and they relate to the skills of the working carpenter.
CARR 1002 - Roof Framing
Roof slope, profile, and proportion to wall surface are major contributors to the overall form of a building. In this course the learner will gain the theoretical and practical principles of roof geometry. Conservation and restoration approaches and energy efficient principles will form an integral part of the course.
CARR 1003 - Building Assessment
In order to plan a renovation or restoration, the current state of the building must be considered. In the case of heritage buildings this can involve a number of different organizations and regulations as well as current building codes. This course is an introductory overview of building assessment. It introduces learners to the various elements of a building that different “authorities having jurisdiction” evaluate when inspecting a building.
CARR 1004 - Interior/ Exterior Finishes and Trim
Wall, ceiling and floor coverings when combined with trims and anchoring elements such as cabinetry and mantles compose the interior character of a building. Exterior trim includes the architectural features that contribute to a building’s overall character. This course presents the skills required to install trim components. Learners will also learn to repair and reproduce trim as required to provide authentic and aesthetic harmony to the building.
CARR 1005 - Construction Drawings and Documentation
This course is intended to build upon basic blueprint reading skills introducing modern methods of representing plans and creating estimates for building projects.
CARR 1006 - Roof coverings
The roof covering is the most visual part of the whole roofing system and makes up the majority of weatherproofing and protection. Roof coverings also complement the type, age and style of a building. This course introduces the skills needed to plan and carry out installation of and repair roof coverings.
CARR 1007 - Planning and Managing Renovations
There are many factors that affect the success and quality of a renovation. These include design, cost, timing, tracking and the ability to deal with unforeseen issues. This course looks at the stages involved in planning and carrying out renovations that are feasible and meet project objectives while complying with code regulations and best practice in the industry and satisfying customer requirements and needs.
CARR 1008 - Stair Construction and Finish
Stairs are an essential part of many construction projects, from decks to interiors. They have functional elements determined by code and aesthetic elements that should be in keeping with the overall character and design of the building. This course will provide the learner with theory and skills required to build, install, and repair the various components of stairs.
CARR 1009 - Window and Door Fabrication and Maintenance
Windows and doors are important elements of any building. When properly constructed and installed they keep the weather out and contribute control, interior light, and building code requirements. They make an important contribution to the style and design of the building. This course provides the knowledge and skills required to plan, construct, install, repair and renovate windows and doors according to standards and guidelines.
CARR 1010 - Traditional Timber Framing
Timber framing has a long history as a traditional building practice and is enjoying a revival in popularity. Large timbers frame the structure instead of more slender dimensional lumber, and appropriate joinery methods must be used. Learners will have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge to construct a timber frame and look at timber framing in the context of modern energy efficient principles.
CARR 1011 - Kitchen and Bath Design and Renovation
Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the most common home renovations. Applicable building codes, accessibility standards and efficient layout are important factors in renovation addressed in this course. Learners will have the opportunity to apply skills in construction drawing and planning layouts, cabinetry and hardware for renovations.
SAFE 1000 - Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
This course offers learners basic overview of WHMIS principles and establishes a solid foundation to support workplace-specific training on the safe storage and handling of controlled/hazardous products. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive basic WHMIS certification.
SAFE 1001 - Introduction to NS OH&S Act
This course offers students an introduction to the Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Act of Nova Scotia, which is required by any person employed in a Nova Scotia workplace. This is a generic, introductory course that provides basic knowledge of the Act for students and is considered to be the basis from which more specific training can be given.
SAFE 1021 - Safety Basics – Hazard Identification
The learners are introduced to the types of hazards encountered in workplaces and the approach that should be followed when recommending and implementing appropriate controls. Two key elements of Hazard Identification are addressed: Hazard Assessment and Inspection. The Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act is discussed. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.
SAFE 1023 - Safety Basics – Lock-out Tag Out
Lock-out Tag Out introduces students to the hazards related to energized systems and procedures to ensure worker safety. Related legislation and risk management is discussed and the student is exposed to the various types of lock-out devices. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.
SAFE 1024 - Safety Basics – Respiratory Protection
This course introduces students to the potential of atmospheric hazards in the workplace and the available personal protection and control methods to maintain a safe work environment. Discussion topics include identification and testing for atmospheric hazards and workplace respiratory programs. The course material is to be infused throughout the curriculum and may be delivered in the classroom, shop or other opportunity as designed and developed by the instructor.
Prescribed elective course requirement. Students must complete CARR 1100 or CARR 1200.