The program covers 64 competencies, including the following:
*Core (safety, tools, equipment, materials)
*Blueprint reading, specifications/layout, surveying
*Renovating, building science
*Planned future CHBA-BC modules: Forming, interior finishing, and exterior finishing
Competencies are verified by use of student logbooks, and directly linked to national standards. The ITA will automatically grant Level 1 Carpentry credit to those who successfully meet the requirements of the Residential Construction Framing Technician program and are issued an ITA Certificate of Qualification.
Two options for continued studies
Students successfully completing the program and the required on-the-job training (500 hours) will receive from the Industry Training Authority the Residential Construction Framing Technician Certificate, and as programs are developed, continue to complete the Residential Construction Technician Certificate (equivalent to a Journeyman Carpenter).
Students successfully completing the program will also receive credit for Year 1 of a carpentry apprenticeship and practical hours towards their required year one hours. Students may choose to continue in the traditional carpentry apprenticeship.