CARA 250 - Carpenter Apprenticeship Level 2

This course offers the harmonized curriculum for Level 2 Carpenter as outlined by the ITA. Carpenters build and repair a vast array of structures made of wood, wood-substitutes and other materials. Many work for construction companies, contractors and maintenance departments while others are self-employed. Carpenter is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. Carpenters assemble and erect forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction and use plans and instruments to prepare for excavating and shoring. On smaller projects, they direct concrete placement, and install exterior and interior finish materials such as siding, doors, windows and cabinets.


Hours: 210 (Lecture Hours: 105; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 105) 


Total Weeks:  7





Non-Course Prerequisites:
Eligibility as indicated by the Industry Training Authority


Co-requisite Statement:


Course Content:
Documentation and Organization Skills
- Use Construction Drawings and Specifications
- Interpret Building Codes and Bylaws
Tools and Equipment
- Use Portable Power Tools
- Use Stationary Power Tools
- Use Oxy-Fuel Equipment
Survey Instruments and Equipment
- Use Site Layout Equipment
Site Layout
-Layout Building Locations
Concrete Formwork
-Build Slab-On-Grade Forms and Suspended Slab Forms
-Place and Finish Concrete
Wood Frame Construction
- Select Framing Materials
- Build Wall Systems
- Build Stair Systems
- Build Roof Systems
Finishing Materials
- Describe Roofing Materials
- Install Doors and Hardware
- Install Windows and Hardware
- Install Exterior Finishes
Building Science
- Control the Forces Acting on a Building
- Control Heat and Sound Transmission
- Control Air and Moisture Movement in Buildings


Learning Outcomes:
This course follows the prescribed ITA Provincial curriculum for Carpenter Level 2. This document can be found in its most current form at:


Grading System:Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


- A complete list of tools and equipment will be provided by Admissions upon acceptance to the program.
- Students will require appropriate personal safety clothing and CSA approved steel toed boots, safety glasses, hearing protection



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