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JNY-100 Introduction to the Joinery Trade & Safety

23 hours


This course describes the Joinery trade, the role of the apprentice, and employer-employee relations. As well, safe work practices, fire prevention, safe material handling, and WorkSafeBC regulations are included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-105 Identify Materials

125 hours


This course describes the materials and their applications in the Joinery Trade including solid wood, panel products, plastic laminates, glass, specialty materials, adhesives and hardware.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-110 Identify Woodworking Joints

16 hours


This course describes the basic methods of joining pieces of wood together for different applications.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-115 Apply Layout Techniques

117 hours


This course describes the different methods of sketching and drafting of wood objects used in the Joinery Trade. Students will apply these methods in producing sketches and drawings.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-120 Use Hand Tools

140 hours


This course will enable the student to identify, describe, and use basic hand tools for measuring, sawing, planing, edge cutting, boring, fastening, and metalworking operations.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-125 Use Portable Power Tools

78 hours


This course will enable the student to describe, use, and maintain electric and air power sources, saws, drills, power planes, routers, biscuit joiners, sanders, staplers, and nailers.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-130 Use Woodworking Machines

203 hours


This course will enable the student to identify and describe the methods and tools to machine wood to specific sizes as well as to use and maintain stationary sawing machines, jointers, planers, drilling machines, sanding machines and the lathe.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-135 Use Assembly Techniques

47 hours


This course describes the types and uses of clamps used for holding wood joints together while adhesives set. Assembly techniques for wood products and plastic laminate application are also included.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-140 Apply a Finish

23 hours


This course describes the tools, materials, and methods used to prepare and repair a wood surface for finishing.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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JNY-145 Install Millwork

8 hours


This course describes methods used in a cabinet or millwork shop to identify and mark millwork for installation, procedures to protect millwork, and procedures to document the manufacture, installation, and invoicing of millwork.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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OFA-001 WHMIS 2015

4 hours


This course is an introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. The course includes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988. Participants must attend and participate in 100% of the course.


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OFA-010 Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours


Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

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WJC-100 Drafting for Joinery/Cabinetmaking

80 hours


This course will prepare you to produce hand drawn sketches, mechanical drawings, and computer aided drawings used in the design and construction of wood products such as cabinetry, furniture, and kitchen cabinets.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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WJC-120 Wood Products Design for Joinery /Cabinetmaking

110 hours


This course will provide students with the problem solving tools needed to solve wood products design problems. These tools include needs analysis, form and function analysis, ergonomic considerations, properties of materials, and types and applications of hardware.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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WJC-130 Wood Finishing for Joinery/Cabinetmaking

77 hours


This course will enable students to safely prepare a solid wood or composite surface for finishing using edge tools and abrasives, colour wood using stains and chemicals, to select and apply topcoats by hand and by spraying, and touch up and repair damaged finishes.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/Cabinetmaking Program

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WJC-150 Marine Joinery

63 hours


This course will apply the knowledge used in the design and building of furniture and cabinets to marine joinery. Design for the marine environment, material selection, joinery, and structural consideration will be covered. This course focuses primarily on interior construction with the addition of select exterior wooden components.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Joinery/ Cabinet Making Foundation Program.

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