Carpentry

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MiramichiSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
St. AndrewsSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
WoodstockSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
MonctonSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnSeptember 2022 (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 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.


Duration

The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year 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.

    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. You can review these computer specifications here (under your program specifications). Free wifi is provided on all campuses.


    Program Courses

    Courses are subject to change.

    Students identify and apply the principals of precision instruments, elevations, building lines and perform site layout calculations.
     

    Prerequisites:

      Students participate actively in the preparation of a concrete foundation including construction and installation of footings, wall forms, and slab-on-grade forms. They participate in a project that incorporates full-size formwork or the development of a scale model.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1322A

      Students acquire the knowledge and skills required to work with concrete including the testing, placement, consolidation, finishing and curing of concrete.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1322A

      Students become familiar with wood-based products typically required and used on a construction site. They learn to determine the appropriate material for a given task and to calculate the required amount for a project and/or simulated exercise.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1322A

      Students participate actively in the design and preparation of a floor frame system. They learn the function, construction and installation of components such as beams, columns, joists and floor openings in relation to framing and construction. Students also learn to calculate materials required and the practical application of participating in the construction of beams, supports and floor and deck framing.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • CPTC1113B
      • SECU1322A

      Students participate in the design, construction and installation of wall and partition framing.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • CPTC1113B
      • SECU1322A

      Students participate in learning activities designed to provide the knowledge and hands-on skill development required to build stairs and stairwell components. They learn to complete straight stairs to industry standards.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • CPTC1113B
      • SECU1322A

      Students are introduced to common roof designs and the construction method for a common rafter and trussed roof.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • CPTC1113B
      • SECU1322A

      Students become familiar with common metal, plastic and composite products along with adhesives, sealants, fillers, connectors and fasteners that are commonly used in the construction industry.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1322A

      Students demonstrate safe practices in the construction environment.
       

      Prerequisites:

      • SECU1322A

      The purpose of the 3-week Work-Integrated Learning course is to provide students with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables students to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The course exposes the students to the trade environment and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.
       

      This course is designed to introduce students in the trades to a variety of hand tools, power tools, stationary power tools and equipment and their uses within the context of safe work practices. Students become familiar with the safe use and handling of the tools and equipment commonly used in the trades sector. They are required to demonstrate the selection and safe use of common hand and power tools and receive instruction on several types of fastening systems. 
       

      Prerequisites:

        The purpose of this course is to refresh skills in mathematics developed through secondary programs in areas deemed essential for the successful completion of the program. Although the topics covered in this course are common to any math program, every effort is made to illustrate their usage in the trades’ professions.

        In this course, the students are presented with a balance of theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics. Instructional emphasis is focussed on the information, principles and formulas required to perform trade related mathematical calculations.

        Prerequisites:

        • MATH1269A

        This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities.

        In this course, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.

        In this course, students focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.

        This course is designed to provide students with the skills to sketch and read blueprints to extract information. Students learn to interpret information from blueprints and use proper instruments and techniques to produce drawings.
         

        A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

        This course introduces students to the safe use of rigging, hoisting and lifting equipment.

        Prerequisites:


          NOC Codes

          7271 - Carpenters
          7272 - Cabinetmakers
          7291 - Roofers and shinglers
          7611 - Construction trades helpers and labourers


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