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CNST 300 - Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 3
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: 180 (Lecture Hours: 16; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 14)

 

Total Weeks:  6

 

Prerequisites: 

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

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Course Content:
FOLLOWS INDUSTRY TRAINING FORMAT
- Documentation and Organization
- Trade Math Review
- Tools and Equipment
- Survey Instruments
- Frame Residential Housing
- Apply Finishing Materials
- Apply Building Science

 

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

 

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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