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CNST 200 - Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2
CNST 200

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.

  • Total Hours: 180
  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Shop Teaching Kitchen: 14
Total Weeks:  6

This course is offered online:  No

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

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

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

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

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