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CNST 200 - Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2
Level 2 Apprenticeship training follows the Level 2 Provincial Apprenticeship curriculum. The program provides further detail to the Level 1 topics and introduces learners to rigging and hoisting. Learners who successfully complete Level 2 may progress to Level 3 Apprenticeship training.


Hours: 180 (Lecture Hours: 16; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 14) 


Total Weeks:  6



Level 1 Apprentice training or granted credit by the Industry Training Authority for Level 1 training


Non-Course Prerequisites:
Learner must be a registered Level 1 BC Apprentice


Co-requisite Statement:


Course Content:
- Safe Work Practices
- Trade Math Review
- Documentation and Organizational Skills
- Use Tools and Equipment
- Survey Instruments
- Rigging and Hoisting Equipment
- Perform Site Layout
- Build Concrete Formwork


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
Safe Work Practices
- Describe safety committees, their role, makeup, duties, and the legal position of its member
- Describe the role of the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB)
- Explain safe excavation shoring and building demolition procedures
- Identify building codes and bylaws
Trade Math Review
- Ceiling Framing Calculations
- Produce the ceiling framing material takeoff for a gable roof
- Produce the ceiling framing material takeoff for a hip roof
Exterior and Interior Wall Finish Calculations
- Calculate interior wall finish materials
- Calculate cornice and rake finish materials
- Calculate exterior wall finish materials
- Assemble a material takeoff for interior and exterior finish materials
Documentation and Organization Skills
- Read construction drawings and specifications (architectural and structural) and identify the steps in conflict resolution as it pertains to interpreting drawings and specifications
Tools and Equipment
- Describe and demonstrate the safe use of concrete drilling, grinding, and finishing tools
Survey Instruments
- Describe and demonstrate the use of optical instruments for surveying (optical levels; leveling rods, chains, and tapes; laser and electronic levels)
Rigging and Hoisting Equipment
- Identify and describe the use of scaffolds and ladders (including their construction, maintenance, and dismantling)
- Identify and describe WCB OHS regulations regarding scaffolds. ladders, ramps, runways, and stairs
- Describe the use of fiber robes (natural and synthetic)
- Describe and demonstrate the tying of knots, bends, and hitches (including their use)
- Identify safe methods to use, maintain, and store rigging and hoisting equipment
Site Layout
- Build batterboards, set lines, and square corners
Concrete Formwork
- Identify, describe, and select fasteners, adhesives, and calking compounds
- Describe concrete types, materials, additives, and treatments (including there uses)
- Identify and describe manufactured form products, embedded metals and plastics and concrete treatments and joint sealers
- Describe and identify materials and hardware used to construct forms
- Calculate quantities of concrete
- Describe and demonstrate the safe use of concrete drilling, grinding, and finishing tools
- Describe and utilize methods of calculating quantities of concrete
- Describe the purpose of concrete formwork and identify the WCB OHS regulations covering concrete formwork
- Describe and demonstrate the building of footing and wall forms, including the placement of anchor bolts and reinforcing dowels and the calculation of materials
- Describe and demonstrate methods to build suspended slab forms and slab-on-grade forms
- Describe and demonstrate the installation of anchor bolts and metals in concrete
- Describe and demonstrate the building of concrete stair forms (including calculation of materials)
- Describe methods of placing, finishing, stripping, protecting, and curing concrete
- Describe concrete defects, explain ways to prevent them, and describe their repair
- Build specialized formwork (slab tables, gang forms, specialized forms for architectural concrete, pre-cast members)


Grading System:Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


- Appropriate work clothing (minimum sleeve length 4-6", no shorts)
- Leather tool belt
- 25’ Imperial and Metric tape measure
- Combination square
- Olfa utility knife with locking blade
- Nail puller
- 22 oz. straight claw framing hammer
- Chalk line
- Steel-toed boots with ankle support (CSA approved)
- Good quality safety glasses (CSA approved)

- Work gloves


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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