Lenght of the program : 1350 hours

Certification : DEP

Prerequisite : Secondary IV (Grade 10)

To prepare students to practice the trade of carpenter in different sectors, mostly in residential, institutional and commercial construction and in civil engineering and road works. Carpenters carry out a variety of tasks, such as :

  • Laying out projects and buildings;
  • Pouring concrete footings, foundations and walls;
  • Making concrete columns, slabs, beams and stairs;
  • Building wood or metal floors and walls;
  • Building roofs;
  • Setting up scaffolding and temporary structures;
  • Installing doors and windows;
  • Insulating building envelopes and various other building elements;
  • Building permanent and temporary divisions;
  • Finishing the interior and exterior of a building;
  • Building wood stairs;
  • Installing modular furniture;
  • Coordinating, analyzing, collecting, calculating and comparing data, particularly when establishing an estimate for repairs or remodeling.

They are also required to develop skills in communication, teamwork and interpersonal relationships with people outside the company. Finally they must adjust, control, handle and operate machinery and materials with precision.

  • A Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
  • Be at least 16 years of age on September 30th of the school year in which the program begins and have earned the Secondary IV credits in English, French and Mathematics as established by the Ministry, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning OR
  • Be at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test and the course in language of instruction ENG-3070-3, or recognition of equivalent learning OR
  • Have completed Secondary III credits in English, French and Mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing among the following: Secondary IV English, French and Mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister
Code Statement of the competency Hours
754-992 Health and Safety on Construction Sites 30
761-651 The Trade and the Training Process 15
761-665 Hand & portable electric tools 15
761-676 Drawings, Specifications and Sketches 90
761-683 Planning Calculations 45
761-694 Alignment and Levelling 60
761-703 Scaffolding, Lifting and Handling 45
761-716 Furniture and Accessories 90
761-727 Footing and Wall Forms 105
761-732 Deep Foundations 30
761-747 Columns, Beams and Slabs 105
761-754 Floor Framing 60
761-766 Wall Framing 90
761-777 Roofs 105
761-783 Insulation, Soundproofing and Ventilation 45
761-797 Exterior Finishing 105
761-808 Interior Finishing 120
761-818 Stairs 120
761-821 Entering the Workforce 15

  • Interest : Working with your hands, making or building things, constructing, doing repairs and performing installations.

  • Professionnal Outlook :  Carpenters, residential and commercial installers and services.

  • Average FULL TIME annual salary : $36,000