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Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter General Certificate

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  • Objectives
    The 38 week WIST Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter General certificate program will equip students who wish to make a career in the construction industry as a General Carpenter, with the basic skills required to secure a position as an apprentice, and to work safely and successfully in the industry. The curriculum provides the student with Basic Level apprentice training, and also provides additional skills designed to increase the student's general level of knowledge about the construction and renovations industry and thus increase their value to prospective employers. In addition, the program incorporates components not found in the Basic Level training, such as job search and communications skills, and training in computer literacy and various computer applications.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter General Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    CARP1300     Rigging (WIST)

    Description: This module provides a basic knowledge of equipment and hand signals used in rigging and hoisting. A CSAO 'Safety in Rigging' Certificate is obtained upon successful completion.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    CARP1310     Health and Safety (WIST)
    Description: Students will learn safe working practices, hazard awareness and use of personal protective equipment, as well as safety legislation and regulations pertaining to the construction industry.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    CARP1320     Hand and Power Tools (WIST)
    Description: Hand and power tools commonly used in the carpentry trade will be the focus of this module. Safe use and practices will be emphasized throughout.
    Hours: 112
    Credits: 8

    CARP1331     Framing, Exterior Finishes and Structures (WIST)
    Description: Materials and methods used to construct residential and light commercial buildings and structures will be the focus of this module.
    Hours: 146
    Credits: 10

    CARP1341     Interior Finishing and Trim (WIST)

    Description: This module includes basic knowledge of materials and practices used to complete the interior of residential and light commercial buildings.
    Hours: 73
    Credits: 5

    CARP1350     Introduction to HVAC Systems

    Description: This module will introduce the student to the basics of residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and the HVAC trade's requirements, and how to best co-ordinate them with the building process.
    Hours: 28
    Credits: 2

    CARP1360     Existing Buildings and Renovation (WIST)
    Description: The student will study an overview of older construction materials and practices, and how to integrate them with current methods and code requirements.
    Hours: 28
    Credits: 2

    CARP1370     Building Science (WIST)
    Description: Basic structural requirements of buildings and the principles of controlling air, moisture, thermal and sound movement and transmission in buildings will be studied in this module.
    Hours: 28
    Credits: 2

    CDEV1010     Employment Strategies and Workplace Communications

    Description: The student will examine the skills employers' need in today's workplace; teamwork, problem solving, decision making, ability to organize and goal setting. In addition, the student will learn life-long employment strategies for career planning; networking, accessing the "hidden job market", information interviewing, resumes, interview skills, follow up and negotiation skills. During this course, the student will develop interpersonal and written communication skills to deal effectively with employers, suppliers, co-workers and clients in industry.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    COMP1271     Computer Literacy (WIST)
    Description: The student is introduced to the basics of computer operating systems and file management, and to Microsoft Word and Excel.
    Hours: 28
    Credits: 1

    COOP1381     Work Placement (WIST)

    Description: Students will participate in on-the-job training using the apprenticeship training standards for the Basic Level of the Carpenter General trade. The student will apply the skills taught in the in-school portion of the program and will demonstrate effective work habits, time management and organizational
    Hours: 400
    Credits: 14

    DRWG1831     Print Reading, Specifications and Codes
    Description: In this module, the student will learn the use of the Ontario Building Code and the basics of blueprint reading. A study of the relationships involving owner, architect, builder and tradesperson is also included.
    Hours: 76
    Credits: 5

    DRWG1841     Computer Aided Design/Drafting
    Description: In this module the student will understand the principles and concepts of CADD, and will apply that knowledge to creating simple orthographic drawings using AutoCAD.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    ELEC1270     Introduction to Electrical Wiring
    Description: This module will introduce the student to the basics of residential wiring systems and the electrical trade's requirements, and how to best co-ordinate them with the building process.
    Hours: 28
    Credits: 2

    MATH1311     Estimating, Calculations and Layout (WIST)

    Description: This module enables the apprentice to apply basic mathematical principles to solve trade‑related problems. The apprentice will be able to use and identify weights and measures units, linear measurements, area calculations and state applicable formulae and calculate areas, surface areas and volumes of tanks and cylinders, ratio and proportion calculations, converting one system to another within the Imperial, U.S. and S.I. systems. The apprentice will also deal with heat transfer, B.T.U.'s and heat problems.
    Hours: 76
    Credits: 5

    PLMB1040     Introduction to Plumbing Systems

    Description: This module will introduce the student to the basics of residential plumbing systems and the plumbing trade's requirements, and how to best co-ordinate them with the building process.
    Hours: 28
    Credits: 2

    WELD1550     Metal Cutting And Welding
    Description: This module introduces welding principles and the ability to safely operate oxy-acetylene and arc-welding equipment for basic welding processes.
    Hours: 28
    Credits: 2

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