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CNST 300 - Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3
CNST 300

Level 3 Apprenticeship training follows the Level 3 Provincial Apprenticeship curriculum. The program primarily focuses on drawings and specifications, residential housing, and finishing. Learners who successfully complete Level 3 may progress to Level 4 Apprenticeship training.

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

This course is offered online:  No

Prerequisites: Level 2 Apprentice training or granted credit by the Industry Training Authority for Level 2 training.

Learning Outcomes:
FOLLOWS INDUSTRY TRAINING FORMAT
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

Documentation and Organization
  • Interpret drawings and specifications
  • Read construction drawings and specifications
  • Describe schedules
  • Use shop drawings and reflected ceiling plans
Trade Math Review
Part A Math
  • Review and perform calculations based on basic math concepts and skills
  • Review and perform calculations for perimeter, centreline perimeter, areas and volumes
  • Review and perform calculations for ratio and proportion, mechanical advantage and percentage
  • Review and perform calculations for spacings
  • Perform calculations pertinent to and in preparation for third period math modules
  • Perform calculations for beam/column reactions
Part B Math
  • Review and perform calculations based on basic math concepts and skills
  • Review and perform calculations for perimeter, centreline perimeter, areas and volumes
Part C Math
  • Review and perform calculations for ratio and proportion, mechanical advantage and percentage
  • Review and perform calculations for spacings
  • Review and perform calculations pertinent to and in preparation for third-year math modules
Tools and Equipment
  • Use and maintain carpentry trade hand tools for finish work (chisels, planes, clamps)
  • Use carpentry portable power tools for finish woodwork
  • Identify router bits
  • Identify and describe the operation, maintenance, and use of portable routers, sanders, mitre saws, power planes, and biscuit joiners
  • Identify the parts of a band saw, drill press, jointer, thickness planer, and sanding machine and state the function of each
  • Describe operations performed with a band saw, drill press, jointer, thickness planer, and sanding machine
  • Identify blades used on a band saw
  • Identify types of drills, boring tools and accessories used with a drill press
  • Describe safety rules for operating a band saw, drill press, jointer, and thickness planer
  • Describe basic maintenance of a band saw, drill press, jointer, thickness planer, and sanding machine
  • Identify the parts of a disc sander and a belt sander and state the function of each
Survey Equipment
  • Describe types of transits
  • Identify parts of a transit and state the function of each part
  • Calculate angles and distances between points
  • Describe how to use a transit to measure angles and layout points
Frame Residential Housing
  • Describe the components of an intersecting roof
  • Describe the calculation of measurements and the layout of roof members
  • Describe ceiling frame and roof framing material calculations
  • Describe roof sheathing and strapping calculations
  • Identify finishing parts of a staircase
  • Describe construction methods and floor framing for 'L' stairs
  • Describe the calculation of measurements for wide or long 'L', narrow 'U', double 'L', and wide 'U' stairs
  • Describe the calculation of measurements for stairs from mid-level to lower level and for straight stairs with landing
Apply Finishing Materials
  • Describe methods of constructing and installing frames and constructing drops, valances, and special windows
  • Describe energy-efficient floor, wall, and roof framing
  • Identify materials exterior finishing material
  • Describe types of exterior wall coverings and exterior trim and accessories
  • Identify exterior finishing fasteners
  • Identify types of windows and their uses
  • Describe components of windows
  • Describe energy-efficient windows
  • Identify types of exterior and interior doors and special doors
  • Identify non-gypsum interior wall finish material
  • Identify interior wall finishes
  • Describe grades of hardwood finish lumber
  • Identify casing and moldings
  • Describe safe procedures for handling and storing finish materials
  • Identify cabinet components and materials
  • Identify plastic laminates and adhesives
  • Describe types of panel products
  • Identify cabinet hardware and indicate its use
  • Identify miscellaneous fasteners and hardware and uses for each
  • Identify fixtures and accessories
  • Describe storing hardware and fixtures at the job-site
  • Identify gypsum board finish material
  • Identify types of drywall panel
  • Identify drywall accessories
  • Identify types of tape and filling compounds
  • Identify air/moisture control products and insulation materials
  • Identify flashing material
  • Describe the installation of doors
  • Identify types of door jambs and describe methods of installing them
  • Describe methods of installing doors
  • Describe the methods of sealing around doors
  • Describe installation procedures for special doors
  • Describe the installation of windows and method of sealing around windows
  • Apply exterior finishes
  • Describe rain screen procedures
  • Describe the application of wood shingles and shakes
  • Describe the application of wood, vinyl, metal, and fibre cement siding
  • Describe the application of stucco and brick veneer
  • Describe the application of soffits and trim
  • Describe the installation of gutters and rainwater leaders
  • Describe the construction methods used for screens, fences, railings, and decks
  • Describe construction and installation of cabinets
  • Describe the installation of pre-finished cabinets
  • Describe counter tops
  • Describe the cutting of openings for sub-trades
  • Describe the installation of cabinet hardware, application of plastic laminates and specialty items
  • Calculate spacing and quantity of materials for cabinets
  • Describe the installation of non-gypsum wall finishes
  • Describe the layout of paneling
  • Describe the scribing, cutting, and fitting of panels
  • Describe the installation of wainscoting and wall moldings
  • Describe the calculations of wall covering materials

 Apply Building Sciences

  • Explain heat and sound transfer principals
  • Describe methods of heat and sound transmission
  • Explain air and moisture movement in buildings
  • Explain methods of controlling heat and sound transmission
  • Describe methods of controlling heat flow
  • Describe the installation of insulation materials
  • Describe methods of controlling sound transmission
  • Describe methods of controlling air/moisture flow and explain methods of controlling air and moisture flow
  • Describe the installation of air/moisture control products
Grading System:  Percentage

Passing Grade:  70%

Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Supplies:
  • Appropriate Clothing (minimum 4-6" sleeve, 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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