North Island College (Comox Valley Campus)

Carpentry Foundation

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Program Information

School:North Island College (Comox Valley Campus)
Faculty:Trades and Technology
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Description:This 24-week Carpentry Foundation program is the standard provincial program for entry into the carpentry trade and is well-recognized by the residential and commercial building industries. During the program, graduates develop the carpentry skills and knowledge needed for employment as apprentice carpenters in the construction industry.The program follows the BC Provincial Apprenticeship Level 1 program competencies, while also providing significant time for practical hands-on skill development. Graduates of the program will receive an NIC Carpentry Foundation certificate and the Industry Training Authority's Certification of Completion (Carpenter Foundation Program).

On successful completion of this program and upon entering into an apprenticeship, graduates are eligible to receive technical training credit for level one and 450 hours of work based credit towards their apprenticeship hours requirement.
URL:Carpentry Foundation at North Island College (Comox Valley Campus)
Length:24 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $1,690
National: $1,690
Careers:Janitors, Caretakers and Building SuperintendentsContractors and Supervisors, Carpentry TradesCarpenters

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Minimum C in English 10, or NIC ENG 034, or equivalent, or successful NIC assessment testing in English; and, Minimum C in Principles of Math 10, Applications of Math 11, NIC MAT 034 or equivalent, or successful NIC assessment testing in math.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 01, 2010