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Can't stand the thought of a desk job? Like to work with your hands? The Camosun Carpentry Foundation program will teach you the skills and knowledge necessary to get started as a carpenter and build a solid future for yourself and your community.
In the Carpentry Foundation program, you'll develop skills and knowledge necessary for initial entry into the Carpentry trade. You'll learn about site layout, footings and foundations, and wood frame construction. Current best practices for environmental sustainability are emphasized.
You'll be exposed to on-the-job conditions so be prepared to work outdoors regardless of the weather.
The carpentry shop
The carpentry shop is located in the Drysdale Building on the Interurban campus. Our main shop is over 6000 sq. ft. (600 sq. metres) in size.
Other carpentry facilities include both indoor and outdoor platforms for constructing house framing. We also have a well equipped tool room and a large work bench area.
Practical projects will usually be done on site either at the college or in cooperation with local industry.
Next up: Apprenticeship
As a graduate of the program, you will have skills equivalent to that of a first-year apprentice. While you will obtain training consistent with provincial standards for carpentry core knowledge, you will not acquire the skills and experience necessary to become fully qualified. However, credit for completing this program may be applied to an apprenticeship.
Learn more about the four-year apprenticeship programs offered by Camosun.
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