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CNST 400 - Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 4
CNST 400

Level 4 Apprenticeship training follows the Level 4 Provincial Apprenticeship curriculum Learners who successfully complete Level 4 may progress to Inter-provincial Red Seal.

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 180
  • Lecture Hours: 21
  • Shop Teaching Kitchen: 9
Total Weeks:  6

This course is offered online:  No

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship training or have received credit for Level 3 through the Industry Training Authority.

Learning Outcomes:

FOLLOWS INDUSTRY TRAINING FORMAT
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will meet the requirements set out through the Industry Training Authority to advance to the next level of Apprenticeship training and will be able to:

Documentation and Organization
  • Use architectural and structural drawings
  • Use contract documents and specifications
  • Describe schedules
  • Use shop drawings and reflected ceiling plans
  • Identify the steps in conflict resolution
Trade Math Review
Part A
  • Review and perform calculation based on basic math concepts and skills
  • Review and perform calculation for perimeter, centreline perimeter, areas and volumes
  • Review and perform calculation for ratio and proportion, mechanical advantage and percentage
  • Review and perform calculation for spacings
  • Perform calculations pertinent to and in preparation for fourth period math modules
  • Perform calculation for beam/column reactions
Part B
  • Review calculations based on basic math concepts and skills
  • Review calculations for perimeter, centreline perimeter, areas and volumes
Part C
  • Review calculations for ratio and proportion, mechanical advantage and percentage
  • Review calculations for spacings
  • Review calculations pertinent to and in preparation for fourth period math modules
  • Perform calculations for beam/column reactions
  • Interior Finish Calculations
  • Describe calculations using set spacings
  • Perform calculations related to floor, ceiling and wall finishes
  • Calculate lineal lengths of mouldings and trim
  • Calculate material quantities for cabinets, countertops and hardware
  • Produce cutting lists for storage units, built-in cabinets and storage room shelving
  • Describe a material takeoff list for interior finish components
Roof Calculations
  • Describe material quantities using slope gain factors and comparison of triangles
  • Calculate line lengths of rafters for equal slope gable, hip and intersecting roofs
  • Calculate line lengths of rafters for unequal slope gable, hip and intersecting roofs
Interior Finish Calculations
  • Describe calculations using set spacings
  • Perform calculations related to floor, ceiling and wall finishes
  • Calculate lineal lengths of moldings and trim
  • Calculate material quantities for cabinets, counter tops and hardware
  • Produce cutting lists for storage units, built-in cabinets and storage room shelving
  • Describe a material takeoff list for interior finish components
Survey Instruments
  • Identify parts of a theodolite and state the function of each
  • Calculate arc and chord lengths for segments of a circle
  • Describe how to set up and operate theodolites to take readings and locate points
  • Identify an electronic distance meter and describe its use
  • Identify electronic theodolites and describe their use
  • Identify and describe the use of a total station instrument
Perform Site Layout
  • Describe methods of constructing hoardings
  • Identify services to a building site
  • Describe minimum building elevations, municipal requirements for sewer services and flood control
  • Identify bearings capacities of soils
  • Identify items to be complete before excavation
  • Describe preparation for footings and slabs for various soil types and conditions
  • Describe methods of laying drain tile, flexible pipe, and drain fields
  • Describe drain rock and placement requirements for perimeter drainage and drain fields
  • Describe sumps, catch basins, and septic tanks
  • Describe back fill requirements, procedures, and methods of compaction

Build Concrete Formwork
  • Describe methods of calculating the volume of concrete in residential foundations, concrete frame buildings, concrete silos, concrete stairs, concrete battered walls and miscellaneous shapes
  • Describe handling and placing concrete
  • Describe methods for finishing concrete
  • Describe methods of curing concrete
  • Describe safe methods of stripping concrete formwork
  • Describe methods of working with concrete in various weather conditions
  • Describe concrete defects and explain ways to prevent them
  • Describe the repair of concrete defects
  • Describe the use of structural grouting
  • State the purpose of pre-stressed concrete members
  • Describe methods of pre-tensioning pre-stressed concrete members
  • Describe pre-cast construction techniques
Frame Residential Housing
  • Identify finishing parts of a staircase
  • Describe the calculation of measurements for stairs with landings
  • Describe construction methods of finished stairs
  • Describe the construction of winder stairs
  • Describe the construction of circular stairs
  • Describe construction methods and calculation of line lengths for unequal slope intersecting roofs
  • Describe methods of laying out roof framing members for an unequal slope roof
  • Define terms related to special roof features
  • Describe construction methods for shed and gable dormers
  • Describe construction methods for installing ventilators, air conditioners, skylights, and roof accesses
  • Describe construction methods for gambrel and octagon roofs
Special Construction Features
  • Describe security installations required by the Building Code
  • Identify fire safety systems required by the Building Code
  • Identify the use of preservative-treated wood materials and the safe methods of handling them
  • Identify parts of permanent-wood foundations (PWF) and describe methods of constructing them Identify heavy-timber construction and state its use
  • State the use of glue-laminated construction
  • Identify connectors used in heavy timber construction
  • Identify heavy timber hardware and indicate its use
  • Describe the tools used in heavy-timber construction
  • Describe heavy-timber connections
  • Identify types and uses of piles
  • Identify methods of shoring and underpinning
Apply Finishing Materials
  • Prepare roof surfaces for roofing
  • Install roof flashing and roofing accessories
  • Describe the application of roofing materials
  • Identify floor finishing materials
  • Describe sub-floor preparation
  • Describe the installation of sleepers
  • Describe layout procedures for floors
  • Describe installation of wood flooring
  • Describe the installation of vinyl and rubber base
  • Describe the calculation of flooring materials
  • Describe the installation of drywall board
  • Describe taping and finishing drywall
  • Describe the installation of steel studs
  • Describe the installation of movable partitions
  • Describe the application of ceiling tiles to various surfaces
  • Describe the installation procedures for suspended ceilings
  • Describe the construction of drop ceilings
  • Describe the calculation of ceiling material
Grading System:  Percentage

Passing Grade:  70%
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Supplies:
  • Appropriate work 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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