General Carpenter - 403A

Mohawk College Certificate
Build a career in an always in-demand skilled trade. Learn the business from estimation through construction and installation.

Program Highlights

  • Build a gratifying career as a qualified journeyperson in the skilled trade of carpentry
  • Acquire specialized training in hand and power tools, construction materials, wood and wood products, and workplace safety
  • Employ the most advanced joinery and fastening systems
  • Plan, layout and install building materials according to plans, specifications and building codes in both residential and industrial-commercial-institutional (ICI) construction
  • Develop blueprint reading skills, construction surveying and layout, framing, formwork and finish carpentry skills
  • Learn how to install doors, windows, cabinets and hardware

Graduates in Demand

  • Mohawk annually serves 4,500 apprenticeship students, and is one of the largest trainers of apprentices in Ontario
  • Apprenticeship provides hands-on experience; however, apprenticeship programs require “in school” training as well
  • Mohawk provides in-class training for many of the trades for those who are already registered and working in an apprenticeship position

An Ontario Apprenticeship will include the following

  • On-The-Job Training: The apprentice learns the appropriate skills of the trade while working with and under the supervision of a qualified journeyperson
  • In-School Training: The apprentice learns the theory which supports all phases of the trade and relates this theory to practical projects that simulate typical work assignments

This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. It is administered in Ontario by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

In today's industry, there is a great demand for qualified individuals in a wide variety of occupations. In order to survive in the global market, industry must continue to meet the challenges offered by today's technology. Therefore, highly-skilled individuals or journeypersons with a combination of on-the-job training and in-school education obtained through apprenticeship programs are required to meet these challenges.

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Note: Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the Carpentry Trade.

If you are not a registered apprentice, please visit the Construction Engineering Technician - Building Renovation (462) page.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. It is administered in Ontario by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.

Learn more about Apprenticeships.

How to Become an Apprentice?

There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.

  1. Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
  2. Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
  3. Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
  4. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Read more about how to become an apprentice.

Payment and Registration

Discover which method works best for you:

  1. Web Registration
  2. In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
  3. Employer Sponsorship

Visit Payment and Registration to learn about your payment options, as well as the Refund Policy.

Red Seal Trades

Upon successful completion of this program you are able to apply for a Red Seal endorsement.

Academic Opportunities

Pathways and Credit Transfer

View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

  • General Contracting
  • Construction Companies
  • Residential and ICI Sectors
  • Furniture and Cabinet Manufacturers

Occupational Categories:

  • General Carpenters
  • Certified Journeypersons
  • Skilled Trade Workers
  • Framers

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

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Please contact your Employment Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities for availability.

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Nick tells us about his company, Heartwood Renovations and how co-ops in high school through to graduating from the pre-apprenticeship program at Mohawk helped him realize his dreams.

Nick Mancini