Pre-Apprenticeship - Construction Technology
Credential: Recognition of Achievement
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Work Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Summer 2025
Students receive an introduction to basic general carpentry as well as exposure to the plumbing and electrical trades. Students obtain a number of industry-specific certifications with a focus on career development in order to become a successful candidate for apprenticeship. A 12-week paid work placement follows the in-school training portion.
This program provides graduates with a pathway to a range of occupations in fields such as:
- residential, commercial or industrial construction
- carpentry apprenticeship
- electrical apprenticeship
- plumbing apprenticeship
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- apply mathematical and computer skills to construction related problems;
- complete basic carpentry, electrical and plumbing tasks based on theory and practical skills;
- apply the principles of drafting in the creation of drawings;
- perform workplace practices and safety procedures in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act Construction Regulations;
- use job search strategies and communication skills to explore careers in the trades;
- select and safely operate hand and power tools and equipment used in building construction;
- assist skilled tradespersons and perform construction-related tasks at jobsites.
Applicants must be 16 years of age of older, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and not already registered as an apprentice.
- 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
Students will be required to complete an intake assessment which will be utilized to determine functional grade level competency prior to academic programming.
5 Program Courses
6 Trade Tickets
1 Work Placement
Students must successfully complete all required courses as noted below. Further details, if applicable, are noted under "Additional Information" above.
|TECH 0604||First Aid / CPR / AED Level C||16|
|TECH 0290||Forklift Operator||9|
|TECH 0291||Industrial Crane Slinger||9|
|TECH 0364||Health and Safety||15|
|TECH 0551||Working At Heights||8.5|
|TECH 0578||Job Search Skills||36|
|TECH 0382||Blueprint Reading for Construction||42|
|TECH 0589||Introduction to Electrical Trades||54|
|TECH 0603||Introduction to Basic Carpentry General||72|
|PAMT 0004||Pre-Apprenticeship Work Placement Construction Trades||340|
Disclaimer: The information in this document 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.
Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.