Pre-Apprenticeship – Construction Technology

Program: PACT
Credential: Recognition of Achievement
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Field Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: 2019-20
Location: Muskoka


In addition to receiving an Introduction to Basic General Carpentry, students receive exposure to the plumbing and electrical trades. Students will obtain a number of industry specific certifications to enhance job readiness. Career Development is a focus of this program with a work placement following the in-school training.

Career Opportunities

Students that successfully complete this program could find employment in residential, commercial or industrial construction as well as in the renovation field.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. apply mathematic, communication and computer skills to construction related problems;
  2. apply safety procedures in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act Construction Regulations;
  3. apply job search skills to identify and secure a work placement;
  4. complete basic carpentry, electrical and plumbing tasks based on theory and practical skills.

Program Progression

Summer Intake:

  • Sem 1: Summer 2020
  • Sem 2: Fall 2020

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be 16 years of age of older, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and not already registered as an apprentice. 

Selection Process

  • applicants must attend a program information session
  • applicants must demonstrate the ability to do, or be able to acquire, the necessary reading, writing and trade related math skills
  • applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in the construction industry
  • applicants will be interviewed

Additional Information

Students will be required to complete an intake assessment which will be utilized to determine functional grade level competency prior to academic programming.

Graduation Requirements

11 Program Courses
1 Work Placement

Graduation Eligibility

Students must successfully complete all required courses as noted below. Further details, if applicable, are noted under "Additional Information" above.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
HSCI 0126 Emerg First Aid/CPR 8
TECH 0364 Health and Safety 15
TECH 0382 Blueprint Reading for Construction 42
TECH 0534 Shop Skills 24
TECH 0551 Approved Working At Heights 8.5
COMU 0070 Construction Communication - Preparation 21
MATC 0008 Construction Math - Preparation 84
TECH 0589 Introduction to Electrical Trades 54
TECH 0593 Pre-Apprentice Career Development 21
TECH 0594 Introduction to Plumbing and Pipefitting 54
TECH 0595 Introduction to Basic Carpentry General 126
Semester 2
Work Placement  
PAGC 0011 Pre-Apprenticeship General Carpentry Work Placement 240
 Total Hours697.5

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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