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Carpentry (Applied Certificate)

Applied Certificate
Carpentry (Applied Certificate)

Program Overview

As a student in the Carpentry Applied Certificate program, you will receive basic knowledge and develop skills required to work in the residential, commercial construction and related industries.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Trade time and academic credit may be available for graduates who find employment in the trade and register as apprentices. Please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies

August 31, 2015 to January 29, 2016 (20 weeks) Saskatoon Campus, Ontario Ave. For more information, contact: Janice Matwishyn at Janice.Matwishyn@saskpolytech.ca or 306-765-1564.

Delivery is subject to needs assessment. It is delivered off campus through continuing education, and may also be offered at a Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. For more information, contact:


Length: 20 weeks

Locations

  • Delivery is subject to needs assessment.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 70 Arithmetic
  • 65 Reading
  • 55 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$4,400

Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
BPRT 127
Construction Documents
1
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You will receive the theoretical and practical background needed to interpret construction drawings (blueprints), specifications, permits, regulations and codes. The course content includes basic quantity surveying (also referred to as estimating material quantities).
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 18.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Work Based Delivery
CNST 126
Site Layout
3
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You will lay out a building using hand tools. Upon successfully completing the course, you will be able to establish building lines and elevations using precision instruments (such as the builder's level and laser level).
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CONC 151
Concrete
1
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You will develop the skills needed to test, place, consolidate, finish and cure concrete. The course content includes selecting and proportioning ingredients for producing quality concrete.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 21.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
EQPT 109
Tools and Equipment
6
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You will learn how to select, use and maintain a wide variety of hand tools and non-power equipment. You will also learn how to operate and maintain portable electric tools, pneumatic tools, powder actuated tools, cutting torches and stationary power tools.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Independent Study, Work Based Delivery
FNDT 120
Foundations
4
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You will acquire the knowledge and theory needed to construct and install formwork for footings, grade beams and slabs-on-grade. Specifically, you will learn how to set up various kinds of formwork for concrete walls and columns. You will also learn how to install reinforcing materials, miscellaneous inserts and anchor bolts. The course content includes the various types of piling used in foundations. How problems with a foundation can affect the rest of the structure will be emphasized.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 63.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
FRMG 220
Floor Framing
3
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You will determine the requirements to lay out, cut and assemble a framed floor system (including stairwells and chimney holes). You will also discuss and erect engineer designed floor trusses.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Independent Study
FRMG 221
Wall Framing
5
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The course provides theory and hands-on experience in laying out studding and rough openings. You will cut and assemble wood frame walls, steel stud walls and ceiling joists. The course content includes installing strapping, blocking and furring. You will learn how to frame preserved wood foundations and identify timber construction.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 72.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Independent Study
FRMG 250
Roof Trusses
1
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You will learn how to lay out, assemble, erect and brace engineered roof trusses.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 18.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
JOBS 290
Job Search
2
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You will refine your job search skills. You will identify job-search strategies, develop a personal inventory of skills and interview an employer to help determine industry expectations. The course content includes developing a resume and cover letter and preparing for and participating in a job practice interview.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Lecture/Theory
MATE 126
Building Materials
1
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Carpenters join together a wide variety of materials (such as wood, concrete, masonry, metals and plastics). You will study the theory needed to identify different types of wood and non-wood products used in the construction process. You will also study the types of mechanical fasteners used.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 18.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Work Based Delivery
MATH 127
Trade Math
2
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You will learn how to use whole numbers, common and decimal fractions, percentages, ratio and proportions, angular measurements, length, area and volume measurements in the Imperial and metric system. You will also convert Imperial and metric measurements.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
PROJ 150
Tools Projects
2
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You will apply the skills and knowledge acquired in EQPT 109 (Tools and Equipment) to shop projects. Hands-on experience will help you acquire skills in using common tools of the trade.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 27.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
SCAF 152
Scaffolds
1
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You will receive the theory and hands-on experience needed for the safe use of ladders, ramps and runways used in construction. The course content includes erecting, maintaining and dismantling various types of access scaffolds and rigging and hoisting equipment.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 18.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
SFTY 129
Construction Safety
1
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You will acquire the knowledge and theory needed to recognize and protect yourself from unsafe conditions on the job site. You will learn how to apply Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. You will focus on the theory needed to identify and describe personal protective equipment, fall protection, work environment hazards and industrial health hazards.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 21.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab, Independent Study, Work Based Delivery
WORK 125
Work Placement
0
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You will receive hands-on carpentry experience using on campus construction projects. You will also be exposed to actual on-the-job construction activities.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 78.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Work Experience - Group, Work Experience -Individual

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 

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