College of the Rockies

Timber Framing

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Program Information

School:College of the Rockies
Field of Study:Carpentry/Carpenter
Description:This full-time 13-week program is ideal for the person interested in working in the timber frame industry and/or wanting to build their own timber frame structure. Students are provided with practical hands-on experience in a large well-equipped Timber Frame shop supplemented with computer and classroom instruction. Students gain knowledge of techniques, history, and systems employed in traditional timber framing. Graduates of this course will be well positioned to work with skilled trades' people in the shop and on the job-site. The class will build 2-3 framed structures.

Successful students will receive an Associate Certificate Award from the College of the Rockies.
URL:Timber Framing at College of the Rockies
Length:13 Week(s)
Careers:Contractors 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.

  • 2 of  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 Computer Related Studies 

A minimum of Trades Math 11 and Computer 11 (or equivalent) is highly recommended for success in this program. Students should demonstrate a strong interest in the construction field. Students should have some experience in carpentry and computers. Students should be physically fit (mobility/lifting), with good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and balance, able to work at heights and in adverse weather conditions. Students should be comfortable working in the English language. Students will be required to fill in an interview questionaire about their skills and education prior to acceptance.

* 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 August 16, 2009