CARPENTRY -1350 hours – 40 weeks – Offered at ConstrucPlus Vocational Centre in Saint-Eustache

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Start Date:  February 12,  2025

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Program objectives

The Carpentry program prepares 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; and 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.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are 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 (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Program content
Statement of competency

  • To protect health, safety and physical integrity on construction sites
  • To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process
  • To use hand tools and portable electric tools to join materials
  • To process information contained in drawings, specifications and sketches
  • To do planning calculations
  • To perform alignment and levelling operations
  • To perform scaffolding, lifting and handling operations
  • To build and install furniture and finishing accessories
  • To construct forms for footings, foundation walls and concrete walls
  • To perform operations related to the construction of deep foundations
  • To construct forms for concrete columns, beams, slabs and stairs
  • To frame floors
  • To frame walls
  • To build roofs
  • To perform insulating, soundproofing and ventilation operations
  • To do exterior finishing work
  • To do interior finishing work
  • To build wood stairs
  • To prepare to enter the workforce

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