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Carpentry Apprentice Certificate

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  • Objectives
    The in-school part of this apprenticeship training consists of three sessions of eight weeks each, given at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels. The training is in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Training, Apprenticeship Training Branch.
  • Academic Title
    Carpentry Apprentice Certificate
  • Course description
    Semester 1
    # GCA1115   -   010   -   Safety, Materials & Tools

    This is an introduction to the carpentry trade, with an emphasis on safe working practices, wood and other building materials, the proper use of hand tools, portable and stationary power tools, and tool maintenance.

    # GCA1125   -   002   -   Plans, Specifications & Codes

    This course deals with understanding the language of blueprints and sketching isometric, oblique and orthographic drawings, the students are introduced to the Ontario Building Code, the construction industry, and the role of the owner, architect, contractor, sub-contractor, and tradesperson.

    # GCA1135   -   002   -   Estimation, Calculation & Layout

    This course introduces the fundamentals of trade calculations, linear measurement, area and volume measurement, percentages, ratio, and proportion. Construction layout of lines, angles, triangles, and circles is also introduced.

    # GCA1140   -   002   -   Metal Cutting And Welding

    This course is designed to develop knowledge in the general safety principles and practices in oxy-acetylene and arc welding and introductory skills in cutting, brazing and welding.

    Semester 2

    # GCA1210   -   012   -   Residential Construction

    This course deals with the methods and operations related to building layout, levelling instruments, foundations, wall and ceiling framing, roof framing for gable, hip and intersecting roofs, exterior finishes, door and window installation, interior finishes, and stair construction.

    # GCA1220   -   002   -   Plans, Specs & Codes

    In this course, students learn to apply information from the Ontario Building Code to residential construction, to read residential blueprints, and to apply information from residential blueprints to work-related problems.

    # GCA1230   -   002   -   Estimation, Calculation & Layout

    This course covers the estimating process, estimating material required for residential foundations, framing, and finishing using standard formulas. Calculations for roof framing and stair construction are also examined.

    Semester 3

    # GCA1310   -   012   -   Commercial Construction

    In this course, students learn the methods and operations related to building layout using tape measures and level-transites, bearing and soils, trenching, shoring and underpinning, formwork for footings, walls, columns, beams and slabs, concrete technology and placement, framing with metal studs, metal frames and doors, hardware, suspended ceilings, and stair construction.

    # GCA1320   -   002   -   Plans, Specs & Codes

    In this course, students learn to apply information from architectual, structural, mechanical, and electrical blueprints of commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings to work-related problems. Reading specification and related documents is also covered.

    # GCA1330   -   002   -   Estimation, Calculation & Layout

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