General Carpenter - 403A

Mohawk College Certificate
This apprenticeship program covers the required in-class training for the General Carpenter trade.
Overview

Program Highlights

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  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • “Earn while you learn” training model, combining on-the-job and in-school training
  • In-school training lead by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons
  • You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance

What you'll learn

  • Build a fulfilling career as a qualified journeyperson in the skilled trade of carpentry.

  • Instill the theory behind the skills you are learning from your employer on the job with extensive training in estimation, calculation and layout methods.

  • Layout and install building materials according to plans, specifications and building codes in residential, industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI)construction.

  • Develop a wide range of skills including:

    • Plan reading and layout

    • Estimating and calculations; o Interior finish

    • Exterior finish

    • Framing (wood/steel)

    • Concrete formwork

    • Stair building

    • Doors and windows

    • Scaffolding

    • Timber framing

Program length and format

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Accessible description of the apprenticeship program format

Start: Find an employer or sponsor for your training. 

Register: Register with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

Level 1: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 2: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Level 3: Complete the on the job and in-school requirements.

Completion: Become a Journeyperson by successfully completing the certificate of qualification (C of Q) Exam. 

* For exact length and availability of this program, visit the Ministry Funded – Apprenticeship Training Dates . To learn more about your specific program format and length, please contact the your Program Coordinator or Employment Training Consultant at the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities for availability.

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Admission

Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

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

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Red Seal Trades

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

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • The apprenticeship is based on a total of 7,200 hours with 10% completed in school and 90% completed on the job with your employer.

  • Of the 720 hours completed in school, approximately 50% is theoretical in the classroom and the other 50% is completed as a practical component in the shop.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next:

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

Your future career options:

  • General Carpenter
  • Skilled Trade Worker
  • Framer
  • Trim Finisher
  • Renovator

Where you could work includes:

  • General Contracting
  • Construction Companies
  • Residential and Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Sectors

Opportunities for grads:

  • Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) – RedSeal

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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