CARA 350 - Carpenter Apprenticeship Level 3

This course follows the Level 3 Industry Training Authority curriculum. Focus is put on residential and commercial drawings and specifications where students will draft a set of detail prints, learn about hand tools and stationary and portable power tools, apply excavation and shoring practices. Students will build formwork for a suspended slab of concrete, learn about concrete mixes and materials used in the concrete trade, build concrete stair forms, frame an intersecting roof, and install doors and door hardware. Students will also learn about cabinets and their construction, steel stud wall construction, flooring, ceiling and wall finishes and install interior finishes and trims. Those who successfully complete level 3 may progress to level 4 of apprenticeship training.


Hours: 210 (Lecture Hours: 93; Shop/Teaching Kitchen: 117) 


Total Weeks:  7





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


Co-requisite Statement:


Course Content:
Describe structural drawings and specifications
-Use schedules, details and shop drawings
-Interpret reflected ceiling plans
-Use building codes
Describe finishing tools
-Use hand tools for finishing work
Describe stationary power tools
-Use shop tools
Describe excavations and shoring
-Plan excavations and shoring
-Calculate excavation volumes
Describe types, materials and admixtures
Describe concrete forming systems
-Select concrete forming systems
Describe concrete forming systems
-Construct concrete forming systems
Describe suspended slab construction
-Build suspended slabs
Describe concrete reinforcement
-Describe embedded metals and plastics
-Install anchor bolt templates
Describe concrete stair construction
-Build concrete stair forms
-Describe pre-cast concrete
-Describe tilt-up construction
-Describe pre-stressed construction
-Describe slip-forming
-Describe mass concrete
-Describe architectural formwork
-Lay out for the installation of pre-cast, concrete components
Describe hip roofs
-Build a hip roof
Describe Intersecting roofs
-Build an intersecting roof
Describe interior doors
-Install interior doors
Describe gypsum wallboard installation
Describe the construction and installation of cabinets, countertops and hardware
-Construct cabinets
Describe interior systems
-Install steel stud walls and partitions
-Install suspended ceilings


Learning Outcomes:
This course follows the prescribed ITA Provincial curriculum for Carpenter Level 3. This document can be found in its most current form at:


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade:  70%


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