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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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CFH-100

Introduction to Carpentry Trade & App

16 hours

During this course, students will learn about the apprenticeship system and requirements pertaining to certification in the trade of Carpenter. Students will be introduced to the apprenticeship process, apprenticeship requirements, career paths and options for apprentices and carpenters. Industry and employer expectations will also be discussed while preparing students for transition into employment.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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CFH-101

Intro to Essential Wrkplc Skills for Tr

18 hours

The course provides theoretical and practical essential workplace skills to support students as they successfully transition into the workforce. Course instruction includes interpersonal, teamwork, critical thinking, listening, problem solving, communication and decision making skills.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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CFH-102

Introduction to Worksite Safety

20 hours

This course provides theoretical and applied instruction specific to safety and workplace requirements for individuals pursuing a career in the trade. The course encompasses work procedures, processes and habits required when working independently and with teams. Workplace safety is of paramount consideration when working with equipment and tools in the shop environments and at any given construction site. Instruction includes OHS and WorkSafeBC regulations; use of personal protective equipment and safety gear; safe equipment and tool usage; and techniques to prevent worksite injuries.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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CFH-103

Documentation, Codes & Drawings

105 hours

This course provides an introduction to regulatory requirements and standards specific to the construction of wood-frame housing in Canada. To perform the work of a carpenter trades professionals are required to read and understand construction drawings. During this course students will learn to interpret construction drawings, sketch, extract information from drawings, work with building codes, and government bylaws, and will be introduced to the purpose and expectations concerning all inspections required during the construction of a house.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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CFH-104

Carpentry Tools And Equipment

60 hours

An effective carpenter must know how to correctly and safely select, use and maintain the tools used in the trade. During this course students will learn essential techniques for the use of hand, portable power, and stationary power tools as prescribed within Year 1 of the Carpentry Apprenticeship Program.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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CFH-105

Site Layout and Survey Instruments

60 hours

This course provides instruction on the use of optical levels and how to determine and record elevations in residential construction. Students will apply theory and techniques as they lay out a building site while meeting regulatory and safety requirements.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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CFH-106

Footing & Wall Forming

90 hours

The course encompasses identifying and selecting concrete types, materials, additives and treatments; selecting concrete forming systems; building footings and vertical framework. Students will build slab-on grade forms and suspended slab forms, install reinforcement and embedded items and place and finish concrete.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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CFH-107

Residential Framing

309 hours

During this course students learn theory and applied techniques of wood framing systems and industry recommended materials used in residential construction. Instruction encompasses the application of building floors and their supporting systems, walls and partitions, ceiling joists, gable and hip roofs, and stairs, while meeting the standards of the BC Building Code.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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CFH-109

Building Science

30 hours

This course encompasses the theory specific to building sciences, sound, heat, air and moisture transfer and movement. Instruction also includes methods of controlling forces acting on a building and heat, air, moisture and sound flow and transmission.

Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Carpentry Foundation Harmonized Program


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