Carpentry (Co-op)

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint John September 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

If ever there was a hands-on career, it would be carpentry.  In a stocked tool kit, a carpenter’s hands and keen mind are the most important.  Constructing, erecting, installing, and repairing structures and fixtures for residential and light commercial use are all tasks that carpenters are needed for.

In our Carpentry (Co-op) diploma program, not only will you develop practical skills such as framing walls, siding and drywall installation, constructing wooden forms for pouring concrete, and erecting scaffolding, but you’ll also learn about the codes, standards, and quality concepts that apply to carpentry. Carpenters are experts in home and business improvement. They’re strategic thinkers and practitioners who are always in demand. Enroll today to hone your skills and pursue a rewarding profession that allows you to play a key part in the evolution of ideas and dreams, seeing them through from concept to realization. The education you receive in our Carpentry Co-op Program is a great foundation to build on in pursuit of your goal to become a Red Seal Journeyperson Carpenter.

Some additional benefits of the Carpentry (Co-op) program:

  • 22 Week job placement (Paid)
  • Opportunity to challenge both Level 1 and Level 2 Apprenticeship exams.
  • Upon registering as an Apprentice, you will be accredited with 2600 hours towards the hours required to complete an Apprenticeship in Carpentry in New Brunswick.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Career Possibilities

    From smaller, build/repair side ventures to larger construction site jobs, the possibilities for employment in the carpentry profession are extensive. As a graduate, you can pursue opportunities with general contractors, interior and exterior sub-contractors, or framing contractors.  With this certificate, you can enter the workforce with small or large residential and commercial construction companies and build on your experience to take your skills and career to the next level.

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    Specific Considerations

    This occupation requires physical fitness, good coordination, and strong math skills, including geometry, algebra and some trigonometry. The hours of work may be irregular and may include shift work, weekends, and holidays.

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

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