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Carpentry

Carpentry

  • Specialization: Carpentry
    • Essential Workplace Skills for Carpentry

      This course introduces students to the carpentry trade and the construction industry. Students learn about Manitoba’s apprenticeship system, including apprenticeship requirements and career options available to apprentices and carpenters, as well as new and emerging technologies in building construction. Students also study effective communication skills and construction-related mathematics.

      Course Code: CAR-300
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 40

    • Health and Safety

      This course prepares students to work safely in the construction industry. Students study safe working conditions and procedures, ways of identifying workplace hazards, and the importance of maintaining a healthy, safe and accident-free work environment. Students learn about the Workplace Health and Safety Act and regulations and WHMIS training is provided as a component of this course. Students are also introduced to the ethical and legal codes in the construction industry and their practical applications.

      Course Code: CAR-310
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 40

    • Construction Tools, Materials and Methods

      Students explore the types, selection, applications, maintenance, methods and safe use of basic hand and power tools as well as a variety of basic materials commonly used in the construction industry. Students are able to research, analyze and select appropriate materials for different construction projects. Sustainability practices and efficient material use in carpentry are also studied.

      Course Code: CAR-320
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety,Essential Workplace Skills for Carpentry

      Hours: 105

    • Drawings and Specifications

      This course introduces students to basic surveying and site layout, including typical project drawings and specification documents used in the construction industry. Students learn how to interpret codes, regulations and other key information found on drawing and specifications. In addition, students get hands-on experience with site layout tools and equipment. Basic sketching techniques are also studied.

      Course Code: CAR-330
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety,Essential Workplace Skills for Carpentry

      Hours: 45

    • Building Construction 1

      This course focuses on the initial stage of the building construction process, with an emphasis on project-based learning. Students learn about concrete and concrete products as well as gain knowledge and experience in footing, floor framing and concrete applications. Topics include concrete science; formwork and slabs; footings, and foundations.

      Course Code: CAR-340
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety,Essential Workplace Skills for Carpentry

      Hours: 75

    • Building Construction 2

      Students further their knowledge of construction by learning about roof and wall constructions, focusing on framing projects. Topics also include temporary access equipment and structures, such as stationery access equipment and scaffolding, and wall forms.

      Course Code: CAR-350
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety,Essential Workplace Skills for Carpentry

      Hours: 75

    • Building Construction 3

      Students develop their knowledge and skills in building construction by focusing on finishing. Students study the materials, processes and applications of interior and exterior finishing. Students learn about the building envelope and get hands-on experience in the layout and installation of wall, ceiling and roof coverings; window and doors; and flooring.

      Course Code: CAR-360
      Course Requirements: Health and Safety,Essential Workplace Skills for Carpentry

      Hours: 80

    • Applied Building Construction

      This course provides students with opportunities to apply and hone the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout the program by working on real-world carpentry projects. In addition to the valuable and cumulative hands-on experience this course offers, students also gain an appreciation of the importance of professionalism and good work skills to a successful career. Career readiness workshops help prepare students for work as apprentices in the field.

      Course Code: CAR-370
      Course Requirements: Building Construction 3,Building Construction 2,Building Construction 1,Drawings and Specifications,Construction Tools, Materials and Methods,Health and Safety,Essential Workplace Skills for Carpentry

      Hours: 55

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