Carpenter (Entry)

Duration: 36 weeks. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

The 9-month Carpenter (Entry) Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship curriculum that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a first-year apprentice, including those related to safety, blueprint reading, estimating, layouts and footings, interior/exterior finish, stairs, floor and wall finishes and many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and carpentry shop.

Program Courses

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Carpenter Math Fundamentals
  • Carpentry Fundamentals
  • Chainsaw Safety Occupational
  • Communication Essentials
  • Computer Essentials
  • Concrete
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Deck Layout and Framing
  • Exterior Finish
  • Fall Protection Awareness
  • Floor and Wall Framing
  • Health and Safety
  • Interior Fundamentals
  • Interior Trim
  • Introduction to Apprenticeship
  • Layout and Footings
  • Math Essentials
  • Post and Beam
  • Powerline Hazards
  • Residential Estimating
  • Rigging
  • Roof Fundamentals
  • Scaffolding
  • Stair Fundamentals
  • Standard First Aid
  • Wall Forms
  • Workplace Essentials


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in various sectors of the construction industry. Opportunities also exist for self-employment. A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

  • Humber Valley Resort
  • KSAB Construction Ltd.
  • Garardo Construction
  • St. George’s Construction
  • Nolan’s Construction
  • Voisey’s Bay
  • Harris’s Construction
  • Johnston Construction
  • Linden Landscape and Construction, NS
  • Hibernia
  • Allied Construction
  • A1 Carpentry

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