Note: The winter 2021 Moose Jaw intake of this program is suspended.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Carpentry certificate program will get you started in the largest trade in the construction industry. You’ll need good problem-solving skills, a solid work ethic and the ability to work on your own or as part of a team.
When you graduate, you’ll be qualified for jobs with construction companies, general contractors and subcontractors, or in the maintenance departments of school boards, health districts, mining operations and government departments.
Carpentry is a 30-week certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. You’ll get the basic training you need to get a job in the trade by building practical knowledge and skills in:
- tools and equipment
- construction documents and quantity survey
- site layout and concrete
- footings and foundations
- framing and building envelope
- exterior finishing and roof coverings
- interior finishing and cabinets
- materials and scaffolds
- trade math and communications
Learn by Building
Most of your time is spent in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped Carpentry shops where you will be able to polish your skills on the many shop projects we have to offer. There is also a two-week work term at the end of the program which often results in full-time employment.
With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).
Each academic year, there are 28 students are accepted at the Moose Jaw campus and 24 students are accepted at the Prince Albert campus.
As a student, you will experience engaging classroom instruction combined with practical hands-on training in a shop setting. A two-week work-placement is also part of the training. A certified journeyperson carpenter will give instruction in both the shop and classroom.
Class hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily. As a student, you will complete approximately 10-12 hours of homework each week outside of class time. Time management skills are essential. There are numerous group projects that will require you to work as part of a team.